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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




ALLUVIAL FLOODPLAIN COMMUNITIES

Ecological community groups of alluvial habits with overland, non-tidal flooding regimes. Structurally and compositionally diverse vegetation is represented.


Bald Cypress - Tupelo Swamps

Coastal Plain / Piedmont Bottomland Forests

Floodplain Ponds and Pools

Semipermanent Impoundments

Piedmont / Mountain Floodplain Forests

Piedmont / Mountain Swamp Forests

Piedmont / Mountain Small-Stream Alluvial Forests

Sand / Gravel / Mud Bars and Shores

Rocky Bars and Shores

Riverside Prairies

photo of James River and floodplain
© Gary P. Fleming