It was the purpose of this study to determine what aquatic plants were common to central Utah and to outline the ecological factors that control their distribution. The main emphasis throughout has been upon the more macroscopic aquatic plants. Such algae were included as was warranted by their size,, abundance and importance in the various habitats in which they grew. As this study progressed it became evident that there was a need for a broad survey-type study of the aquatic plants that would include essentially all of the wet lands of the central Utah region. The area of study closely corresponds to the boundaries of Utah County, although some collections were made outside the county, particularly to the east, in Wasatch County. The study was initiated in the spring of 1955 and field work was done during the summers of 1956, 1957, and 1959.
College and Department
Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bessey, Gerald E., "The aquatic plants of central Utah and their distribution" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 8019.
Freshwater plants; Botany, Utah, Utah Valley