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Small-river Floodplain Forest

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Oak forest of dry ridgetops and upper slopes, dominated by chestnut oak with an often dense understory of scrub oak, heaths or mountain laurel.

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 Small-river Floodplain Forest natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Small-river Floodplain Forest

 

Species Name
silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
American elm (Ulmus americana)
slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)
swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
pin oak (Quercus palustris)
river birch (Betula nigra)
silky dogwood (Swida amomum)
buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
water parsnip (Sium suave)
moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
privet (Ligustrum vulgare)


silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
silver maple (Acer saccharinum)
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)
American elm (Ulmus americana)
American elm (Ulmus americana)
American elm (Ulmus americana)
American elm (Ulmus americana)

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

Photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86119

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

Photo credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86127

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

Photo credit: By and (c)2016 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man) - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47846143

slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)

Photo credit: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83670

swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
pin oak (Quercus palustris)
pin oak (Quercus palustris)
pin oak (Quercus palustris)
pin oak (Quercus palustris)
river birch (Betula nigra)
river birch (Betula nigra)
river birch (Betula nigra)
river birch (Betula nigra)
silky dogwood (Swida amomum)
silky dogwood (Swida amomum)
silky dogwood (Swida amomum)
silky dogwood (Swida amomum)
buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
false nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica)
water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
swamp candles (Lysimachia terrestris)
water parsnip (Sium suave)
water parsnip (Sium suave)
water parsnip (Sium suave)
water parsnip (Sium suave)
moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)--Invasive
moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)--Invasive
moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)--Invasive
moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)--Invasive

forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)--Non-native

Photo credit: By Ivar Leidus - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27558954

glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive
glossy alder-buckthorn (Frangula alnus)--Invasive
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)--Invasive
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)--Invasive
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)--Invasive
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)--Invasive

privet (Ligustrum vulgare)--Non-native

Photo credit: By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4977922

privet (Ligustrum vulgare)--Non-native

Photo credit: By Andrew Butko, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15580301

privet (Ligustrum vulgare)--Non-native

Photo credit: By Frank Vincentz - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4977927