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Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest

Photos: salicicola.com

 

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Community occurrences are in or east of the Connecticut River Valley in Massachusetts. They are associated with outcrops of circumneutral rock and slopes below them that have more nutrients than are available in the surrounding forest. Occurrences are usually small patches within matrix forests with which many species are shared. Many but not all are on slopes with southeast to southwest aspect.

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 Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest natural community page.

 

SEMPBA Archives: Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest

 

Species Name
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
white ash (Fraxinus americana)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
basswood (Tilia americana)
black oak (Quercus velutina)
white oak (Quercus alba)
chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
shagbark hickory (Carya ovate)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
black birch (Betula lenta)
hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
Pagoda dogwood (Swida alternifolia)
maple-leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
false Solomon's seal (Maianthemum racemosum)
wild licorice (Galium circaezans)
maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)
bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)
white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
broad-leaved woodland-sedge (Carex platyphylla)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)
round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)
wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)


sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
red oak (Quercus rubra)
white ash (Fraxinus americana)
white ash (Fraxinus americana)
white ash (Fraxinus americana)
white ash (Fraxinus americana)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
basswood (Tilia americana)
basswood (Tilia americana)
basswood (Tilia americana)
basswood (Tilia americana)
black oak (Quercus velutina)
black oak (Quercus velutina)
black oak (Quercus velutina)
black oak (Quercus velutina)
white oak (Quercus alba)
white oak (Quercus alba)
white oak (Quercus alba)
white oak (Quercus alba)
chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
chestnut oak (Quercus montana)
shagbark hickory (Carya ovate)
shagbark hickory (Carya ovate)
shagbark hickory (Carya ovate)
shagbark hickory (Carya ovate)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa)
black birch (Betula lenta)
black birch (Betula lenta)
black birch (Betula lenta)
black birch (Betula lenta)
hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
hop hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
red maple (Acer rubrum)
maple-leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
maple-leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
maple-leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
maple-leaf viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium)
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)
herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)
herb-Robert (Geranium robertianum)

false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Photo credit: By Walter Siegmund (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26750451

false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Photo credit: By Walter Siegmund (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4517468

false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum)

Photo credit: By Jaknouse - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6984377

wild licorice (Galium circaezans)
wild licorice (Galium circaezans)
wild licorice (Galium circaezans)
wild licorice (Galium circaezans)
maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)
maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)
maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)
maidenhair fern (Adiantum pedatum)

bottlebrush grass (Elymus hystrix)

Photo credit: By I, SB Johnny, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2380481

white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
white wood aster (Eurybia divaricata)
broad-leaved woodland-sedge (Carex platyphylla)
broad-leaved woodland-sedge (Carex platyphylla)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Photo credit: Peter M. Dziuk, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/sharp-lobedhepatica

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Photo credit: Peter M. Dziuk, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/sharp-lobedhepatica

sharp-lobed hepatica (Anemone acutiloba)

Photo credit: K. Chayka, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/sharp-lobedhepatica

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

Photo credit: Peter M. Dziuk, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/round-lobed-hepatica

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

Photo credit: Peter M. Dziuk, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/round-lobed-hepatica

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

Photo credit: Peter M. Dziuk, Minnesota Wildflowers: http://www.minnesotawildflower.info/flower/round-lobed-hepatica

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)
wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)
wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)
wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)