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Metrics (By the Numbers)

 

Table 1.  Species Counts for the Entire Area Surveyed.

       
  Number of Families:   87    
  Number of Genera: 242    
  Number of Species: 379    
       
       

Table 2.   Species Counts by Plant Category for the Entire Area Surveyed

 

 

 

N

%

 
 

Trees

53

14.0

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

48

12.7

 
 

Ferns & related

17

4.5

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

261

68.8

 
 

Total Species

379

100.0

 
         
         
  Table 3.  Species Counts by Plant Category along the Gorge Trail

 

 

N

%

 
 

Trees

29

22.0

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

26

19.7

 
 

Ferns & related

9

6.8

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

68

51.5

 
 

Total Species

132

100.0

 
         
         
  Table 4.  Species Counts by Plant Category along the Rim Trail

 

 

N

%

 
 

Trees

41

21.8

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

31

16.5

 
 

Ferns & related

11

5.9

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

105

55.8

 
 

Total Species

188

100.0

 
         
         
  Table 5.  Species Counts by Plant Category within the North Crest

 

 

N

%

 
 

Trees

25

22.7

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

15

13.6

 
 

Ferns & related

8

7.3

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

62

56.4

 
 

Total Species

110

100.0

 
         
         

 

Table 6.  Species Counts by Plant Category in the Vacant Lot

 

 

N

%

 
 

Trees

8

6.1

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

11

8.3

 
 

Ferns & related

0

0

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

112

85.6

 
 

Total Species

131

100.0

 
         
         

 

Table 7.  Species Nativity by Plant Category for the Entire Area Surveyed

 

 

Native
Species

 Non-Native
Species


Unknown

Total 
Species 


% Native

 
 

Trees

45

8

0

53

84.9

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

31

17

0

48

64.6

 
 

Ferns & related

16

0

0

16

100.0

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

162

98

3

263

61.6

 
 

Total Species

253

123

3

379

66.7

 
         

 

Table 8.  Species Nativity by Plant Category along the Gorge Trail

 

 

Native
Species

Non-Native
Species


Total

Percent
 Native

 
 

Trees

26

3

29

89.7

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

16

10

26

61.5

 
 

Ferns & related

9

0

9

100.0

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

55

13

68

80.9

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Total Species

106

26

132

80.3

 
             
             

 

Table 9.  Species Nativity by Plant Category along the Rim Trail

 

 

Native
Species

Non-Native
Species


Total

Percent
 Native

 
 

Trees

37

4

41

90.2

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

21

10

31

67.7

 
 

Ferns & related

11

0

11

100.0

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

92

13

105

87.6

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Total Species

161

27

188

85.6

 
             
             

 

Table 10.  Species Nativity by Plant Category within the North Crest

 

 

Native
Species

Non-Native
Species


Total

Percent
 Native

 
 

Trees

23

2

25

92.0

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

9

6

15

60.0

 
 

Ferns & related

8

0

8

100.0

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

46

16

62

74.2

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Total Species

86

24

110

78.2

 
             
             

 

Table 11.  Species Nativity by Plant Category in the Vacant Lot

 

 

Native
Species

Non-Native
Species


Indet.


Total

Percent    
 Native     

 
 

Trees

6

2

0 8

75.0      

 
 

Shrubs & woody vines

4

7

0 11

36.4      

 
 

Ferns & related

0

0

0 0

0.0      

 
 

Herbaceous flowering **

45

65

2 112

40.9      

 
 

 

 

 

   

 

 
 

Total Species

55

74

2 131

42.6      

 
               
             

 

  **  Grasses, sedges and rushes are included in this category.

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