Wet Meadow

   

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The Wet meadow/shrub marsh macrogroup consists of the following habitats:











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Laurentian-Acadian Wet Meadow-Shrub Swamp

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Regional distribution:
CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV. 990,077 total acres of habitat, of which 25.5% is conserved.


Description:
A shrub-dominated swamp or wet meadow on mineral soils characteristic of the glaciated Northeast and scattered areas southward. Examples often occur in association with lakes and ponds or streams, and can be small and solitary pockets or, more often, part of a larger wetland complex. The habitat can have a patchwork of shrub and herb dominance. Typical species include willow, red-osier dogwood, alder, buttonbush, meadowsweet, bluejoint grass, tall sedges, and rushes. Trees are generally absent or thinly scattered.

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