I'm doing some research and I need a rough estimate of how many species/varieties there are in total. I need three listings:
1.) A listing that includes all species, subspecies, and highly distinguishable forms.
2.) A listing that includes one of every plant on the above list for every state that they are existant.
3.) A rough total number of varieties that would be worth preserving in cultivation. This would include everything in list #2, plus nice coloration forms from various bogs in OH, or whatever. Anyone knowledgable enough on the subject to give me a rough estimate? 1000? 5000?
If someone could do a little research and draw up the first two listings and post them here that would be really great.