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Maritime Shrubland

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Overview

Shrub community; dominated by patches of dense shrubs with scattered more open areas of low growth or bare ground.

Coastal, within the area receiving storm salt spray, but out of the normal range of daily salt spray. Occurs on rocky headlands or behind dunes in protected areas of barrier beaches.

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 Maritime Shrubland natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Maritime Shrubland

 

Species Name

huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

black cherry (Prunus serotina)

beach plum (Prunus maritima)

chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

catbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)

poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)

Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

 

huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)
red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
black cherry (Prunus serotina)
beach plum (Prunus maritima)
beach plum (Prunus maritima)

beach plum (Prunus maritima)

beach plum (Prunus maritima)

beach plum (Prunus maritima)
chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)
low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

low bush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium) 

bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
catbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)
catbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)
catbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)

catbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)

poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)--Invasive species.
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)--Invasive species.
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)--Invasive species.
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)--Invasive species.
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive species.
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive species.
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive species.
Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)--Invasive species.