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Freshwater Tidal Scrub-Shrub (Biotic Group)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 575

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Scrub-Shrub Wetland
Biotic Subclass Tidal Scrub-Shrub Wetland
Biotic Group Freshwater Tidal Scrub-Shrub
Biotic Community Alnus (incana ssp. <i>rugosa, serrulata</i>) - <i>Cornus amomum</i> Shrubland
Alnus maritima / Acorus calamus Shrubland
Alnus serrulata - Salix nigra / Pilea (fontana, pumila) Tidal Shrubland
Alnus serrulata / (Zizania aquatica, Zizaniopsis miliacea) Shrubland
Amorpha fruticosa Tidal Shrubland
Morella cerifera - Rosa palustris / Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens Shrubland
Morella cerifera - Toxicodendron radicans / Spartina bakeri Shrubland


Description
Definition Tidal areas dominated by shrub or immature tree species that are less than 6 meters tall and are salt intolerant. Salinity levels are less than 0.5. The list of biotic communities for this group is long: a few examples are provided below, and the complete list is available in Appendix F.