Habitats of North Carolina
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Floodplain Forests
Coastal Plain Wet Hardwood Forests
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Habitat Overview This habitat includes stands of bottomland forests composed of hardwoods, growing on the flat, poorly drained, alluvial soils typical of the Coastal Plain.

Determining Species include woody plants that are tolerant of the acidic soil and water conditions associated with blackwater rivers, although some of them can occur in both blackwater and brownwater systems.

Animal species includes herbivores that are specialized on the woody plants of this habitat or that are otherwise only known from these habitats in North Carolina.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
Carya aquatica - Water Hickory G5S40.0007
Quercus laurifolia - Laurel Oak G5S40.0007
Macbridea caroliniana - Carolina Birds-in-a-nest G2G3S20.0460
Peromyscus gossypinus - Cotton Deermouse G5S50.00
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.0474
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 3
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0158
Number of S5 species = 1
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.3333
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.0316

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Riparian Crataegus species/Catocala aestivalia-Catocala lincolnana-Catocala orba)
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Updated on 2021-07-22 19:02:36