Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant



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Overview


Often semi-natural, usually successional, low shrub community on sandplains or gravel in interior parts of the state that needs management to remain open in the absence of fire. Includes erosional gravel/sandy cliff face next to rivers or river floodplains. The tree canopy is absent or poorly developed.


Sandplain Heathlands - Inland Variant occur away from the coast, often on kames, glacial lake beaches, and other sand or gravel sediment deposits including dry riverside bluffs (20 to 50 foot high erosional gravel cliffs next to rivers). The rugged environment has intense sunlight, extreme daily and seasonal temperature variations, and nutrient-poor droughty soils.

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 Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant natural community page.


SEMPBA Archives: Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant


Species Name
lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
white pine (Pinus strobus)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens)
little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
goat's rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia)
woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
hillside blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
sweet fern (Comptonia peregrina)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
scrub oak (Quercus ilicifolia)
American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
New Jersey tea (Ceanothus americanus)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
sheep laurel (Kalmia angustifolia)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
pitch pine (Pinus rigida)
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)
gray birch (Betula populifolia)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
white birch (Betula papyrifera)
trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
trailing arbutus (Epigaea repens)
teaberry a.k.a. wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
teaberry a.k.a. wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
teaberry a.k.a. wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
teaberry a.k.a. wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
little bluestem grass (Schizachyrium scoparium)
poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
poverty grass (Danthonia spicata)
hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
hairgrass (Deschampsia flexuosa)
goat's rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
goat's rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
goat's rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
goat's rue (Tephrosia virginiana)
stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia)
stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia)
stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia)
stiff aster (Ionactis linariifolia)
woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)
wild lupine (Lupinus perennis)