The National List of Plant Species That Occur in Wetlands represents the combined efforts of many biologists over the last decade to define the wetland flora of the United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service initially developed the list in order to provide an appendix to the Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (FWS/OBS 79/31) to assist in the field identification of wetlands. Plant species that occur in wetlands, as used in the National List are defined as species that have demonstrated an ability to achieve maturity and reproduce in an environment where all or portions of the soil within the root zone become, periodically or continuously, saturated or inundated during the growing season. The list will facilitate the implementation and management of the wetland regulatory programs of the Federal Government and most State governments. This list for the Intermountain Region (Region 8) is a subset of the National List.
Reed, Jr., Porter B. and National Ecology Research Center, "National List of Plant Species That Occur in Wetlands: Intermountain (Region 8)" (1988). All U.S. Government Documents (Utah Regional Depository). Paper 509.