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Atlantic White Cedar Bog

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Overview

Acidic forested peatlands with a nearly continuous heath shrub layer and an open canopy in which Atlantic white cedar is the characteristic tree species.

Semi-forested level bogs with sphagnum mats. More information is needed on the physical characteristics of Atlantic white cedar forested bog communities. In Massachusetts, surrounded by upland Pitch Pine - Oak Forests and Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Communities.

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 Atlantic White Cedar Bog natural community page.

SEMPBA Archives: Atlantic White Cedar Bog

 

Species Name

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

red maple (Acer rubrum)

white pine (Pinus strobus)

gray birch (Betula populifolia)

pitch pine (Pinus rigida)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)

highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)

swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)

black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa)

rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)

bog rosemary (Andromeda glaucophylla)

large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus)

roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)

pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea)

Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)

sphagnum moss

 

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

 

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)

Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
black spruce (Picea mariana)
black spruce (Picea mariana)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black spruce (Picea mariana)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)
swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)
swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)

swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)

black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa)
dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa)
dwarf huckleberry (Gaylussacia dumosa)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
rhodora (Rhododendron canadense)
bog rosemary (Andromeda polifoliavar. glaucophylla)
bog rosemary (Andromeda polifoliavar. glaucophylla)
large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)
small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus)
small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus)
small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus)

roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
roundleaf sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)
spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)
spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)
spoonleaf sundew (Drosera intermedia)
pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea)
pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea)
pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea)
pitcher plants (Sarracenia purpurea)
Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)
Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)
Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)
Virginia chain fern (Woodwardia virginica)
sphagnum mosss--Sphagnum beneath Sceuschzeria palustris.
sphagnum mosss--Sphagnum beneath Sceuschzeria palustris.
sphagnum mosss--Sphagnum beneath Vaccinninum macrocarpon.