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Saccharum baldwinii - Carex glaucescens - Rhynchospora corniculata Marsh
Translated Name: Narrow Plumegrass - Southern Waxy Sedge - Short-bristle Horned Beaksedge Marsh
Unique Identifier: CEGL007745
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: Seasonally flooded upland depressions occurring on clays in the inner Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia. Species present include Saccharum baldwinii, Carex glaucescens, Rhynchospora corniculata, Rhynchospora perplexa, Juncus repens, Scirpus cyperinus, Rhexia mariana, Ludwigia linearis, Cyperus pseudovegetus, Juncus debilis, Erechtites hieraciifolia, Smilax rotundifolia, Saccharum giganteum, Rhynchospora inexpansa, Rhynchospora glomerata, and Panicum rigidulum.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Moderate
Classification Comments: This association needs to be compared to other communities in its alliance.

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 Coastal Plain Beaksedge - Panicgrass Pondshore Marsh

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

Similar Associations
Unique Identifier Name
CEGL006609 Saccharum giganteum - (Dichanthelium spretum, Panicum verrucosum) Marsh



Related Concepts from Other Classifications

Other Related Concepts
Related Concept Name: Diospyros virginiana / Saccharum baldwinii - Panicum verrucosum Subassociation
Relationship: ? - Undetermined
Reference: Rawinski, T. J. 1997. Vegetation ecology of the Grafton Ponds, York County, Virginia, with notes on waterfowl use. Natural Heritage Technical Report 97-10. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. 42 pp. plus appendix.
Related Concept Name: Saccharum giganteum - Panicum rigidulum - Eleocharis tuberculosa Subassociation
Relationship: ? - Undetermined
Reference: Rawinski, T. J. 1997. Vegetation ecology of the Grafton Ponds, York County, Virginia, with notes on waterfowl use. Natural Heritage Technical Report 97-10. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. 42 pp. plus appendix.
Related Concept Name: Saccharum giganteum - Saccharum baldwinii - Panicum rigidulum - Carex glaucescens Herbaceous Vegetation
Relationship: = - Equivalent
Reference: Fleming, G. P., and K. D. Patterson. 2003. Preliminary vegetation classification for the National Capitol Region parks. Regional (VA-WVA-MD-DC) analysis prepared for NatureServe and USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program, March 2003. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond.
Related Concept Name: Saccharum giganteum - Saccharum baldwinii - Panicum rigidulum var. rigidulum - Carex glaucescens Herbaceous Vegetation
Relationship: = - Equivalent
Reference: VDNH [Virginia Division of Natural Heritage]. 2003. The natural communities of Virginia: Hierarchical classification of community types. Unpublished document, working list of November 2003. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Ecology Group, Richmond.
Related Concept Name: Coastal Plain Depression Pond
Relationship: ? - Undetermined
Reference: Rawinski, T. J. 1992. A classification of Virginia's indigenous biotic communities: Vegetated terrestrial, palustrine, and estuarine community classes. Unpublished document. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage. Natural Heritage Technical Report No. 92-21. Richmond, VA. 25 pp.
Related Concept Name: Coastal Plain Depression Wetland
Relationship: B - Broader
Reference: Fleming, G. P., P. P. Coulling, K. D. Patterson, and K. Taverna. 2006. The natural communities of Virginia: Classification of ecological community groups. Second approximation. Version 2.2. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. [http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/ncTIV.shtml]

Ecological Systems Placement

Ecological Systems Placement
Ecological System Unique ID Ecological System Name
CES203.262 Southern Atlantic Coastal Plain Depression Pond


NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: G2G3 (08May1998)
Rounded Global Status: G2 - Imperiled

Distribution
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United States Distribution: VA
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: These seasonally flooded upland depressions occur in the inner Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia.

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


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: Species present in stands of this association include Saccharum baldwinii, Carex glaucescens, Rhynchospora corniculata, Rhynchospora perplexa, Juncus repens, Scirpus cyperinus, Rhexia mariana, Ludwigia linearis, Cyperus pseudovegetus, Juncus debilis, Erechtites hieraciifolia, Smilax rotundifolia, Saccharum giganteum, Rhynchospora inexpansa, Rhynchospora glomerata, and Panicum rigidulum.

Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Carex glaucescens G2 Graminoid Herb (field)  
 
 
Rhynchospora corniculata G2 Graminoid Herb (field)  
 
 
Saccharum baldwinii G2 Graminoid Herb (field)  
 
 


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: Y
Environmental Summary: These seasonally flooded upland depressions occur on clays in the inner Coastal Plain of southeastern Virginia.


Dynamic Processes


Plot Sampling & Classification Analysis

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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): A.S. Weakley
Element Description Edition Date: 08May1998
Element Description Author(s): A.S. Weakley

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References
  • Fleming, G. P., P. P. Coulling, D. P. Walton, K. M. McCoy, and M. R. Parrish. 2001. The natural communities of Virginia: Classification of ecological community groups. First approximation. Natural Heritage Technical Report 01-1. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond, VA. 76 pp.

  • Fleming, G. P., P. P. Coulling, K. D. Patterson, and K. Taverna. 2006. The natural communities of Virginia: Classification of ecological community groups. Second approximation. Version 2.2. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. [http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/ncTIV.shtml]

  • Fleming, G. P., and K. D. Patterson. 2003. Preliminary vegetation classification for the National Capitol Region parks. Regional (VA-WVA-MD-DC) analysis prepared for NatureServe and USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program, March 2003. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond.

  • Fleming, G. P., and K. D. Patterson. 2011a. Natural communities of Virginia: Ecological groups and community types. Natural Heritage Technical Report 11-07. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. 34 pp.

  • Fleming, G. P., and K. D. Patterson. 2011b. Analysis of Coastal Plain / Outer Piedmont bottomlands and non-alluvial wetlands in Virginia, 400 plots. In-house analysis, January 2011. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond.

  • Rawinski, T. J. 1992. A classification of Virginia's indigenous biotic communities: Vegetated terrestrial, palustrine, and estuarine community classes. Unpublished document. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage. Natural Heritage Technical Report No. 92-21. Richmond, VA. 25 pp.

  • Rawinski, T. J. 1997. Vegetation ecology of the Grafton Ponds, York County, Virginia, with notes on waterfowl use. Natural Heritage Technical Report 97-10. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Richmond. 42 pp. plus appendix.

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

  • VDNH [Virginia Division of Natural Heritage]. 2003. The natural communities of Virginia: Hierarchical classification of community types. Unpublished document, working list of November 2003. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage, Ecology Group, Richmond.


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