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Dasiphora fruticosa / Rhynchospora capillacea - Scleria verticillata Fen
Translated Name: Shrubby-cinquefoil / Needle Beaksedge - Low Nutrush Fen
Common Name: Lakeshore Marl Fen
Unique Identifier: CEGL006356
Classification Approach: International Vegetation Classification (IVC)
Summary: This fen vegetation occurs in seepage areas of marl deposits along the shores of calcareous lakes in New Jersey, New York, and perhaps elsewhere. Saturated, calcium-rich marl deposits support stunted vegetation that is often sparse. The dominant species are graminoids, including Carex flava, Eleocharis rostellata, Cladium mariscoides, and Rhynchospora capillacea. Additional species present include Scleria verticillata, Lycopus uniflorus, Parnassia glauca, Sarracenia purpurea, Schoenoplectus acutus, Oligoneuron ohioense, Triglochin palustris, Juncus articulatus, Lobelia kalmii, Carex crawei, Panicum flexile, Equisetum variegatum, Utricularia minor, and Carex eburnea. Shrubs may occur sporadically and can include Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda, Juniperus horizontalis, and Thuja occidentalis. Nonvascular species can include Campylium stellatum and, in pools or along streambanks, Chara vulgaris.



Classification

Classification Confidence: Low

Vegetation Hierarchy
Class 2 - Shrub & Herb Vegetation
Subclass 2.C - Shrub & Herb Wetland
Formation 2.C.2 - Temperate to Polar Bog & Fen
Division 2.C.2.Na - North American Bog & Fen
Macrogroup North American Boreal & Subboreal Alkaline Fen
Group North-Central Interior & Appalachian Alkaline Fen
Alliance Marl Shrub Fen

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
New Jersey Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda / Rhynchospora capillacea - Scleria verticillata Shrub Herbaceous Vegetation Equivalent Certain NJNHP unpubl. data
New York Marl fen Intersects Certain Edinger et al. 2002



Ecological Systems Placement

Ecological Systems Placement
Ecological System Unique ID Ecological System Name
CES201.586 Laurentian-Acadian Lakeshore Beach
CES202.018 Central Interior Highlands and Appalachian Sinkhole and Depression Pond


NatureServe Conservation Status
Global Status: G1 (22Mar1999)
Rounded Global Status: G1 - Critically Imperiled
Reasons: This marl lakeshore fen is known from only 2-3 localities in New Jersey and 5 in New York, with very few potential additions. It is restricted to a precise habitat, seepage areas of thick marl deposits on the shores of calcareous lakes. Total acreage is less than 10 acres, a liberal estimate.

Distribution
Color legend for Distribution Map
United States Distribution: NJ, NY
Global Distribution: United States
Global Range: This vegetation occurs in New Jersey and New York and perhaps elsewhere.

U.S. Forest Service Ecoregions
Domain Name: Humid Temperate Domain
Division Name: Hot Continental Division
Province Name: Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Oceanic) Province
Province Code: 221 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Hudson Valley Section
Section Code: 221B Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Province Name: Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Continental) Province
Province Code: 222 Occurrence Status: Confident or certain
Section Name: Erie and Ontario Lake Plain Section
Section Code: 222I Occurrence Status: Confident or certain


Vegetation

Vegetation Summary: The dominant species are graminoids, including Carex flava, Eleocharis rostellata, Cladium mariscoides, and Rhynchospora capillacea. Additional species present include Scleria verticillata, Lycopus uniflorus, Parnassia glauca, Sarracenia purpurea, Schoenoplectus acutus (= Scirpus acutus), Oligoneuron ohioense (= Solidago ohioensis), Triglochin palustris, Juncus articulatus, Lobelia kalmii, Carex crawei, Panicum flexile, Equisetum variegatum, Utricularia minor, and Carex eburnea. Shrubs may occur sporadically and can include Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda (= Potentilla fruticosa), Juniperus horizontalis, and Thuja occidentalis. Nonvascular species can include Campylium stellatum and, in pools or along streambanks, Chara vulgaris.

Vegetation Composition (incomplete)
Species Name Rounded Global Status Growth Form Stratum Charact-
eristic
Dominant Constant
Cover Class %
Con-
stancy
%
Dasiphora fruticosa ssp. floribunda G1 Broad-leaved evergreen shrub Short shrub/sapling    
 
 
Carex flava G1 Palm tree Herb (field)    
 
 
Cladium mariscoides G1 Graminoid Herb (field)    
 
 
Eleocharis rostellata G1 Graminoid Herb (field)    
 
 
Rhynchospora capillacea G1 Graminoid Herb (field)  
 
 
Scleria verticillata G1 Graminoid Herb (field)    
 
 


Environmental Setting

Wetland Indicator: Y
Environmental Summary: This fen vegetation occurs in seepage areas of marl deposits along the shores of calcareous lakes in New Jersey, New York, and perhaps elsewhere. Saturated, calcium-rich marl deposits support stunted vegetation that is often sparse.


Dynamic Processes


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Authors/Contributors
Concept Author(s): Eastern Ecology Group
Element Description Edition Date: 26Jan1998
Element Description Author(s): Eastern Ecology Group
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 01Mar2004
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author(s): L.A. Sneddon, mod. S.L. Neid

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References
  • Breden, T. F., Y. R. Alger, K. S. Walz, and A. G. Windisch. 2001. Classification of vegetation communities of New Jersey: Second iteration. Association for Biodiversity Information and New Jersey Natural Heritage Program, Office of Natural Lands Management, Division of Parks and Forestry, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Trenton.

  • Eastern Ecology Working Group of NatureServe. No date. International Ecological Classification Standard: International Vegetation Classification. Terrestrial Vegetation. NatureServe, Boston, MA.

  • Edinger, G. J., D. J. Evans, S. Gebauer, T. G. Howard, D. M. Hunt, and A. M. Olivero, editors. 2014a. Ecological communities of New York state. Second edition. A revised and expanded edition of Carol Reschke's ecological communities of New York state. New York Natural Heritage Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY.

  • Olivero, A. M. 2001. Classification and mapping of New York's calcareous fen communities. New York Natural Heritage Program. Report prepared for The Nature Conservancy - Central/Western New York Chapter, Albany, NY. June 2001. 28 pp. plus appendices.


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