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)
Elymus arenarius/Achillea borealis
(ELYARE/ACHBOR, 3 sites)
IIIA1a. Dry graminoid herbaceous, elymus
A beach rye / yarrow stand near the mouth of Fourth of July Creek.
Vegetation-Elymus arenarius (beach rye) is abundant and dominates this
type.Achillea borealis (yarrow) is well represented to abundant. Other
species often present arePoa macrantha (seashore bluegrass), Luzula
multiflora(common woodrush), Stellaria calycantha (northern starwort), and
Fragaria chiloensis(beach strawberry). Species richness and community
structure are far higher than in the beach rye type.
Physical setting- Beach rye/yarrow is a minor type on the beaches of the
Copper River Delta. Sites sampled are on northerly or southerly aspects, on
slopes to 35 percent, and are at sea level.
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