Wetland Mitigation Plant Characterization

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Wetland Mitigation Plant Characterization

  1. 1. PHASE II Wetland Mitigation Plant Characterization & Indicator StatusExisting / Species NWI Species MatureProposed Scientific Name Common Name Status Type Height E Betula sp. Birch FAC/U/W Tree 50-100’ E Populus sp. Poplar FACU/W Tree/Shrub 6’-80’ E Amelanchier canadensis Shadblow/Serviceberry FAC Shrub/Tree 14-18’ P Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum FAC Tree 75-95’ P Myrica pensylvanica Bayberry FAC Shrub 6-10’ P Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar FACU Tree 30-50’ P Iva sp. Marsh Elder FACW Shrub 6-10’ New England Wetland Seed Mix 2007-2008 Wetmix P Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge OBL Herbaceous 2-3’ P Carex lupulina Hop Sedge FACW+ Herbaceous 3-4’ P Carex comosa Bearded Sedge OBL Herbaceous 2-4’ P Carex lurida Lurid Sedge OBL Herbaceous 2-3’ P Juncus effusus Soft Rush OBL Herbaceous 4’ P Verbena hastata Blue Vervain FACW+ Herbaceous 2-4’ P Doellingeria umbellata Flat-top Aster FACU Herbaceous 2-3’ P Schoenoplectus acutus Hard-stem Bulrush OBL Herbaceous 4-5’ P Scirpus cyperinus Woolgrass OBL Herbaceous 4-5’ P Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern FACW Fern 2-3’ P Eupatoriadelphus maculatus Spotted Joe Pye weed FAC/W Herbaceous 5-6’ P Scirpus tabernaemontani Soft-stem Bulrush OBL Herbaceous 4-5’ P Carex scoparia Blunt Broom Sedge FACW Herbaceous 1-3’ P Scirpus atrovirens Green Bulrush OBL Herbaceous 4-5’ P Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milk Weed FACU Herbaceous 4-6’ P Bidens cernua Nodding Burr Marigold FACW+ Herbaceous 1-3’ P Iris versicolor Blue Flag Iris OBL Herbaceous 1-3’ P Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower FACW+ Herbaceous 2-6’ P Mimulus ringens Monkey Flower OBL Herbaceous 1-3’ Wetland Indicators OBL – Obligate Wetland species Plants that occur almost always (estimated probability >99%) in wetlands, under natural conditions. FACW – Facultative Wetland species Plants that usually occur in wetlands (estimated probability 67% - 99%), but occasionally are found in non-wetlands. FAC – Facultative species Plants equally likely to occur in wetlands or non-wetlands (estimated probability 34%-66% in wetlands). FACU – Facultative Upland species Plants usually found in non-wetlands (estimated 67%-99%), but on occasionally found in wetlands (estimated: 1%-33%). UPL – Obiligate Upland species Plants almost always found in non-wetlands (estimated probability > 99%).

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