Seward Wetland Mapping Project
Chugach National Forest Plant Community Descriptions
From: R.L. DeVelice, C.J. Hubbard, K. Boggs, S. Boudreau, M. Potkin, T. Boucher and C. Wertheim. 1999. Plant Community Types of the Chugach National Forest: southcentral Alaska. USDA Forest Service, Chugach National Forest, Alaska Region Technical Publication R10-TP-76. Anchorage, AK. 375pp. (download 3.5Mb .pdf)
(CALCAN, 21 sites)
IIIA2a. Mesic graminoid herbaceous, fresh grass marsh
Bluejoint reedgrass around the fringe of a season variable pool along the Iditarod Trail.
Vegetation- Calamagrostis canadensis (bluejoint reedgrass) is generally
abundant and the dominant herbaceous species (Figure 13). Some sites
sampled have few other species besides Calamagrostis canadensis, while
others may have variable, but well represented associate species.
Occasional well represented associates include Sanguisorba stipulata (Sitka
burnet), Rubus arcticus (nagoonberry), Equisetum arvense (common
horsetail), Gymnocarpium dryopteris (oak fern), Epilobium angustifolium (tall
fireweed), Dryopteris dilatata (wood fern), and Veratrum viride (false
Physical setting- Bluejoint reedgrass is a major graminoid type on the
Chugach National Forest. It occurs on estuaries, raised tidal flats,
disturbed and non-disturbed foot slopes, low relief hills, and non-disturbed,
disturbed, and dissected mountain side slopes. Sites sampled are on all
aspects, on slopes to 65 percent, and at elevations to 2100 feet.
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