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Maritime Rock Cliff

Photos: salicicola.com

 

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Overview

Sparsely vegetated rock areas with plants in crack and ledges where soil collects, above tidal zone, but within salt spray.

Ocean side of rocky headlands, above rocky intertidal, but within the salt spray zone.

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 Maritme Rock Cliff natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Maritime Rock Cliff

 

Species Name

knotted pearlwort (Sagina nodosa ssp. nodosa)

saltworts (Salicornia depressa)

common rush (Juncus effusus)

seaside plantain (Plantago maritima)

poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)

seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)

Scotch lovage (Ligusticum scotihcum)

common hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)

red fescue (Festuca rubra)

mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

black mustard (Brassica nigra)

smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

 

knotted pearlwort (Sagina nodosa ssp. nodosa)

Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/knotty-pearlwort

knotted pearlwort (Sagina nodosa ssp. nodosa)

Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/knotty-pearlwort


knotted pearlwort (Sagina nodosa ssp. nodosa)

Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers, https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/knotty-pearlwort

saltworts (Salicornia depressa)

 

By Homer D. House, New York State Botanist. Walter B. Starr of the Matthews-Northrup Company, Buffalo, and Harold H. Snyder of the Zeese-Wilkinson Company, New York, photographers. - Wild Flowers of New York Part 1, Plate 49-B.Salicornia europaea. University of the State of New York, State Museum, Albany., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45399187

common rush (Juncus effusus)
common rush (Juncus effusus)
common rush (Juncus effusus)
common rush (Juncus effusus)
seaside plantain (Plantago maritima)
seaside plantain (Plantago maritima)

seaside plantain (Plantago maritima)

seaside plantain (Plantago maritima)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)
blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)
blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)
blue toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)
seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
Scotch lovage (Ligusticum scotihcum)
Scotch lovage (Ligusticum scotihcum)
Scotch lovage (Ligusticum scotihcum)
Scotch lovage (Ligusticum scotihcum)
common hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
common hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
common hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
common hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
red fescue (Festuca rubra)
red fescue (Festuca rubra)
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)--Invasive species.
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)--Invasive species.
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)--Invasive species.
mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)--Invasive species.

black mustard (Brassica nigra)--Invasive species.

 

By AnRo0002 - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20184654

black mustard (Brassica nigra)--Invasive species.

 

By Pancrat - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7890461

smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)--Invasive species.
smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)--Invasive species.
smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)--Invasive species.
smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)--Invasive species.
curly dock (Rumex crispus)--Invasive species.
curly dock (Rumex crispus)--Invasive species.
curly dock (Rumex crispus)--Invasive species.
curly dock (Rumex crispus)--Invasive species.