FREQUENCY DEFINITIONS

 

In the General Data section for each plant, I have listed the frequency that the species is found within upper Newport Bay.  The words used to describe the frequencies are as follows:

 

RARE:                          Species that have been found only once or twice or in only                                                           one location       

                                    

UNCOMMON:            Species found only a few times and generally in different                            

                                     locations within the study area.

 

OCCASIONAL:           Species found infrequently but more often than uncommon.

 

COMMON:                  Species found throughout the entire study area but not in    

                                      profusion.

 

VERY COMMON:       Species found throughout the entire study area, generally 

                                      everywhere within the growth habitat of the specific plant