The aquatic and semi-aquatic plant communities of Utah Lake, Utah County, Utah are discussed. This discussion includes the methods of describing and delimiting the major vascular plant communities, the descriptions of the present existent communities, and the determination of the vegetational changes, particularly since 1925. The vegetation around Utah Lake is divided into plant communities. Each community is discussed using: (a) quantitative data, (b) field observations, (c) general and specific locations of the community, and (d) interrelationships and trends of the community. Historical vegetational changes of Utah Lake plant communities are discussed. In this discussion, the plant communities described by Cottam in 1925 are examined in broad outline and then in detail. In 1968, twenty-nine plant communities had developed from fifty-six per cent of the associations and twenty-nine per cent of the societies that were described by Cottam in 1925.
College and Department
Life Sciences; Plant and Wildlife Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Coombs, Robert E., "Aquatic and semi-aquatic plant communities of Utah Lake" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 8039.
Plant communities; Freshwater plants; Botany, Utah; Utah Lake (Utah)