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Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community

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The broadly defined vegetation of acidic pondshores found statewide. The vegetation is often shrubby around lakes and ponds that have little natural fluctuation of water levels.

Photos credit to salicicola.com (unless otherwise noted). Natural communities information extracted from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP). NHESP's Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community

 

Species Name
mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina)
mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)
arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
steeple-bush (Spiraea tomentosa)
American filbert (Corylus americana)
spotted Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
tussock-sedge (Carex stricta)
northern water-horehound (Lycopus uniflorus)
royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
golden pert (Gratiola aurea)


mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina)
maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina)
maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina)
maleberry (Lyonia ligustrina)

mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)

Photo credit: By Richtid - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18866007

mountain holly (Ilex mucronata)

Photo credit: By Richtid - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13829653

arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)
arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)
arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)
arrow-wood (Viburnum dentatum)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
steeple-bush (Spiraea tomentosa)
steeple-bush (Spiraea tomentosa)
steeple-bush (Spiraea tomentosa)
steeple-bush (Spiraea tomentosa)
American filbert (Corylus americana)
American filbert (Corylus americana)
American filbert (Corylus americana)
American filbert (Corylus americana)
spotted Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
spotted Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
spotted Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
spotted Joe-pye-weed (Eutrochium maculatum)
tussock-sedge (Carex stricta)
tussock-sedge (Carex stricta)
tussock-sedge (Carex stricta)
tussock-sedge (Carex stricta)
northern water-horehound (Lycopus uniflorus)
northern water-horehound (Lycopus uniflorus)
northern water-horehound (Lycopus uniflorus)
northern water-horehound (Lycopus uniflorus)
royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
royal fern (Osmunda regalis)
golden pert (Gratiola aurea)
golden pert (Gratiola aurea)
golden pert (Gratiola aurea)
golden pert (Gratiola aurea)