The Vascular Plant Distribution Atlas of Georgia
The Vascular Plant Distribution Atlas of Georgia (in preparation) will be a publication that will show the county distribution of vascular plant species occurring within the state. An example of a map that will be included in the atlas is shown on the left. This map indicates all counties in which Trillium catesbaei has been found growing and is based strictly on holdings in the University of Georgia Herbarium. For purposes of producing the atlas, county distribution information for all plants housed in the UGA Herbarium is being entered into a computer database. As new inventories are completed and new locations for species are found, the database will be updated to provide the most recent and accurate distribution information for plant species occurring within the state. The atlas initially will be available in hardcopy format and later will be available on the internet. This information will ultimately be used by the UGA Herbarium in the production of an illustrated Flora of Georgia. At this time, Georgia is the only southern state that has made no attempt to produce such a flora.