A Checklist of Vascular Plants from Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia
MacDonald, A. Andrew M.
Taylor, Barry R.
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A vascular plant survey of Scatarie Island, Nova Scotia was conducted from 8 to 11 August 2005. Our expedition gathered 77 vascular plant collections that were deposited in the Saint Francis Xavier (STFX) and Cape Breton University (CBUH) herbaria. A Scatarie Island Vascular Plant Checklist was compiled, combining our survey and three previous vascular plant surveys for a total of 309 species extending the checklist by 15 species. There are now 203 species on the checklist represented by voucher specimens and 106 species not represented by voucher specimens which remain on the list. The island supports a number of plant species that are of special interest because of their rarity in the region, especially those with an arctic or alpine affiliation.