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)
Salix barclayi/Carex sitchensis
(Barclay willow/Sitka sedge)
(SALBAR/CARSIT, 4 sites)
IIB1a.-IIB2a. Closed and open tall scrub, willow
Barclay willow - Sitka sedge stand near Sawmill Creek.
Vegetation- Salix barclayi (Barclay willow) is abundant and dominates the
site. In half the sites Myrica gale (sweetgale) is an abundant codominant.
Low and dwarf shrubs are usually sparse. Carex sitchensis (Sitka sedge) is
usually well represented to abundant and an indicator for this type. C.
sitchensisis occasionally absent, in which case Potentilla palustris (marsh
fivefinger) is abundant. Other species that are common to abundant include
Rubus arcticus(nagoonberry) and Equisetum arvense (common horsetail).
Other herbaceous species may be well represented, but not with
Physical setting- Barclay willow/Sitka sedge is a minor type on the Chugach
National Forest. Sufficient site data are not available at this time.
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