Floodplain

Characteristic Plant Species

Trees:

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree)

Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)

Carpinus caroliniana (American hophornbeam)

Cornus alternifolia (alternateleaf dogwood)

Shrubs:

Lindera benzoin (northern spicebush)

Herbs:

Arnoglossum reniforme (great Indian plantain)

Diphasiastrum digitatum (fan clubmoss)

Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells) 

Pedicularis canadensis (wood betony)

Samolus valerandi (seaside brookweed)

NatureServe Communities:

  • South Central Interior Large Floodplain (CES 202.705)

Acer negundo
Acer negundo

boxelder

Pedicularis canadensis
Pedicularis canadensis

wood betony

Cornus alternifolia
Cornus alternifolia

alternateleaf dogwood

Juglans cinerea
Juglans cinerea

butternut

Jeffersonia diphylla
Jeffersonia diphylla

twinleaf

Mertensia virginica
Mertensia virginica

Virginia bluebells

Floodplain
Floodplain

habitat