Habitats of North Carolina
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Floodplain Forests
Coastal Plain Wet-Hydric Floodplains
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Habitat Overview Like the General Wet-Hydric Floodplains, this habitat comprises bottomlands, swamps, and the forested edges of lakes and impoundments, but in this case includes only those that occur within the Coastal Plain. The mild winters, slow-moving waters, poorly drained, and often acidic and nutrient poor soils are probably additional factors that limit the Determining Species to this region.

Plant species restricted to this habitat include primarily the few species that can grow in both swamps and bottomlands. They are highly tolerant of flooding but can also grow in the wet but not permanently flooded soils of the bottomlands

Animal species include the herbivores that specialize on the plants included in this habitat. Also included are predatory species that either require semi-permanent pools for breeding or for adult habitat or that feed primarily on prey species that require pools or slow-flowing waters.

Related NHP Natural Communities
Determining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankProbability of Extirpation (PE)
MOTHS
Catocala aestivalia GNRS2S40.0058
Catocala lincolnana - Lincoln Underwing G3G4S2S30.0164
Gondysia telma GNRSU0.0020
Tripudia flavofasciata GNRSU0.0020
Zanclognatha atrilineella GUS2S30.0164
MAMMALS
Corynorhinus rafinesquii macrotis - Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat G3G4S30.0058
Myotis austroriparius - Southeastern Bat G4S20.0460
ODONATES
Coryphaeschna ingens - Regal Darner G5S20.0460
Triacanthagyna trifida - Phantom Darner G5SH0.00
SHRUBS
Crataegus aestivalis - May Hawthorn G5S20.0460
SALAMANDERS
Desmognathus auriculatus - Southern Dusky Salamander G4S50.00
BIRDS
Ictinia mississippiensis - Mississippi Kite G5S30.0058
HARDWOODS
Nyssa aquatica - Water Tupelo G5S40.0007
Populus heterophylla - Swamp Cottonwood G5S40.0007
FROGS
Pseudacris brimleyi - Brimley's Chorus Frog G5S40.0007
Expected Number of Extirpations with a PE value (Sum of PE) = 0.1943
N = Number of Extant Species with a PE value = 13
Average PE = ENE/N = 0.0149
Number of S5 species = 1
Proportion of Secure Species = Number of S5 Species/N = 0.0769
Habitat Risk Index = ENE x (1 – PSS) = 0.1794

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Distribution
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Average Imperilment of Habitat Members
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High Quality Habitat Occurrences
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Threats and Trends
Status Summary
Stewardship Recommendations
References
Updated on 2021-07-22 19:19:33