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Hypericum fasciculatum / Rhynchospora (chapmanii, harperi) Wet Shrubland
Translated Name: Peelbark St. John's-wort / (Chapman's Beaksedge, Harper's Beaksedge) Wet Shrubland
Common Name: Peelbark St. John's-wort Pond
Unique Identifier: CEGL003869
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: Wet prairies and depressional wetlands dominated by the needle-leaved Hypericum fasciculatum. Rhynchospora chapmanii and Rhynchospora harperi are frequent associates. Other species present in southern Florida examples (Okeechobee County) include Proserpinaca pectinata, Gratiola sp., Pluchea sp., Rhynchospora inundata, Rhynchospora spp., Lachnanthes caroliana, and Oxypolis filiformis.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low
Classification Comments: Examples are known at Gulf State Park, Baldwin County, Alabama, and at Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve, Okeechobee County, Florida.

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 2 - Shrub & Herb Vegetation
Subclass 2.C - Shrub & Herb Wetland
Formation 2.C.4 - Temperate to Polar Freshwater Marsh, Wet Meadow & Shrubland
Division 2.C.4.Ne - Atlantic & Gulf Coastal Marsh, Wet Meadow & Shrubland
Macrogroup Atlantic & Gulf Coastal Plain Wet Prairie & Marsh
Group Atlantic & Gulf Coastal Plain Pondshore & Wet Prairie
Alliance Southeastern Coastal Plain Pondshore Marsh

This is the revised vegetation hierarchy. For more information see Classification Sources and usnvc.org.



Related Concepts from Other Classifications

Related Subnational Community Units
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Subnation Concept Name Relationship to Standard Confidence Reference
Alabama Hypericum fasciculatum / Rhynchospora (chapmanii, harperi) Shrubland Equivalent Certain Schotz pers. comm.


Other Related Concepts
Related Concept Name: Hypericum fasciculatum / Rhynchospora (chapmanii, harperi) Shrubland
Relationship: = - Equivalent
Reference: ALNHP [Alabama Natural Heritage Program]. 2002. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge: Natural community and rare plant survey. Alabama Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, Montgomery.
Related Concept Name: Shrub/Scrub Veg. Sagpond
Relationship: ? - Undetermined
Reference: Ambrose, J. 1990a. Georgia's natural communities--A preliminary list. Unpublished document. Georgia Natural Heritage Inventory. 5 pp.

Ecological Systems Placement

Ecological Systems Placement
Ecological System Unique ID Ecological System Name
CES203.192 East Gulf Coastal Plain Savanna and Wet Prairie
CES203.262 Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain Depression Pond
CES203.558 East Gulf Coastal Plain Depression Pond
CES411.054 South Florida Depression Pondshore


NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: G2G3 (11Jan1998)
Rounded Global Status: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: This association is restricted to the outer Coastal Plain portions of Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Acreage of most occurrences is small, and occurrences outside public lands are degraded by fire exclusion, water-table alteration, livestock, ORVs, and timber removal in adjacent areas.

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: AL, FL, GA, SC
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This association is found in the East Gulf Coastal Plain and South Atlantic Coastal Plain in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. It is probable in the Florida peninsula. It should not be attributed to NC (M. Schafale pers. comm.).

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Subtropical Division
Province Name: Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province
Province Code: 232 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Coastal Plains and Flatwoods, Lower Section
Section Code: 232B Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section
Section Code: 232C Occurrence Status: Predicted or probable
Section Name: Florida Coastal Lowlands (Western) Section
Section Code: 232D Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Florida Coastal Lowlands (Eastern) Section
Section Code: 232G Occurrence Status: Confident or certain


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: Stands are dominated by the needle-leaved Hypericum fasciculatum. Rhynchospora chapmanii and Rhynchospora harperi are frequent associates. Other species present in southern Florida examples (Okeechobee County) include Proserpinaca pectinata, Gratiola sp., Pluchea sp., Rhynchospora inundata, Rhynchospora spp., Lachnanthes caroliana, and Oxypolis filiformis. This vegetation may grade into adjacent pond zones dominated by Panicum hemitomon, for example on the Apalachicola National Forest (Florida). Floating aquatic plants such as Nuphar orbiculata (= Nuphar lutea ssp. orbiculata) may be present.

Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Hypericum fasciculatum G2 Broad-leaved evergreen shrub Shrub/sapling (tall & short)  
 
 
Rhynchospora chapmanii G2 Graminoid Herb (field)    
 
 
Rhynchospora harperi G2 Graminoid Herb (field)    
 
 
Nuphar lutea ssp. orbiculata G2 Aquatic herb Floating aquatic      
 
 


At-Risk Species Reported for this Association
Scientific Name
  (Common Name)
NatureServe Global Status U.S. Endangered Species Act Status
Nuphar lutea ssp. orbiculata
  (Yellow Pond-lily)
G5T3  


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: Y
Environmental Summary: This community occurs in seasonally inundated depressional wetlands in very flat landscapes of the Outer Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States. It includes wet prairies and depressional wetlands, such as ponds or zones of ponds.


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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): J.E. Mohan
Element Description Edition Date: 01Oct1997
Element Description Author(s): J.E. Mohan
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 11Jan1998
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author(s): A.S. Weakley

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References
  • ALNHP [Alabama Natural Heritage Program]. 2002. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge: Natural community and rare plant survey. Alabama Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, Montgomery.

  • Ambrose, J. 1990a. Georgia's natural communities--A preliminary list. Unpublished document. Georgia Natural Heritage Inventory. 5 pp.

  • Schafale, Mike P. Personal communication. Ecologist, North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, Natural Heritage Program, Raleigh.

  • Schotz, Al. Personal communication. Community Ecologist. Alabama Natural Heritage Program. Huntingdon College, Massey Hall, 1500 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106-2148.

  • Southeastern Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Durham, NC.


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