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)
(CARPAU, 3 sites)
IIIA3j. Wet graminoid herbaceous, subarctic lowland sedge bog
A fewflower sedge sloping peatland on the 800' bench above Fourth of July Creek.
Vegetation-Carex pauciflora (fewflower sedge) is abundant and dominates
this type.Eriophorum angustifolium (tall cottongrass) is common to well
represented. A consistent dwarf shrub isVaccinium uliginosum (bog
blueberry), although others,Andromeda polifolia (bog rosemary), Empetrum
nigrum(crowberry), and Oxycoccus microcarpus (bog cranberry) may be
common to well represented.Fauria crista-galli (deer cabbage) and Geum
calthifolium(calthaleaf avens) are common to well represented. Cornus
canadensis(bunchberry), Drosera rotundifolia (roundleaf sundew), Gentiana
douglasiana(swamp gentian), Pedicularis parviflora (smallflower lousewort),
and Trichophorum caespitosum (tufted bulrush) may also be common to well
Physical setting- Fewflower sedge is a minor type in Prince William Sound.
It occurs on low relief hills and non-disturbed mountain side slopes. Sites
sampled are on all but southerly aspects, on slopes less than 5 percent, and
at elevations to 520 feet.
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