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NATURAL HERITAGE

THE NATURAL COMMUNITIES OF VIRGINIA
CLASSIFICATION OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITY GROUPS


Second Approximation (Version 2.6)
Information current as of July, 2013




NON-ALLUVIAL WETLANDS OF THE MOUNTAINS

Ecological community groups of groundwater-controlled, non-alluvial wetlands in the mountain region, including seeps, bogs, fens, and ponds. Structurally and compositionally diverse vegetation is represented.


Mountain / Piedmont Basic Seepage Swamps

Mountain / Piedmont Acidic Seepage Swamps

High-Elevation Seepage Swamps

Appalachian Bogs

Montane Woodland Seeps

Montane Depression Wetlands

Calcareous Fens

Mesic and Wet-Mesic Prairies

Calcareous Spring Marshes and Muck Fens

Mafic Fens and Seeps

Spray Cliffs

Inland Salt Marshes

photo of waterfall and spray cliff
Gary P. Fleming