Floristic inventory of an Altamaha River floodplain area
Luber, Holly Holland
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A floristic inventory was documented for an Altamaha River floodplain forest and associated upland communities. The study area, located in the lower Altamaha River watershed, includes parts of Bullard Creek Wildlife Management Area and Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area. Information on climate, geology and physiography, hydrology, and human history and disturbance of the study site precedes a discussion of the plant communities. Communities recognized include floodplain forest, flatwoods, sandhills, isolated wetlands, and aquatic. A total of 375 species representing 91 families and 233 genera were collected and appear in an annotated checklist. Five species listed as unusual or of special concern in the state of Georgia occur at the study site. A total of 303 county records for Jeff Davis and Long Counties were collected.