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A checklist is provided of the vascular plant taxa of the 1,376 ha Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site (PABNHS) in Cameron County of south Texas. PABNHS consists of four plant communities: resacas and tanks, salt flats, brush-grasslands and coastal marshes. Vascular plants of disturbed sites are noted. Two hundred forty-three taxa in 66 families are documented and their community affiliations are given. Three families, Poaceae, Asteraceae and Fabaceae contain 37.5% of the species richness at PABNHS.


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The Texas Journal of Science

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