Coastal Plain Levee Forest (Brownwater Subtype).

Habitat: Levee Forest
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The Coastal Plain Levee Forest occurs on the natural levees parallel to the river and its major creeks. It is prominent on refuge lands located upstream of Williamston and is still distinguishable as far downstream as Conine Island. The dominant canopy species of this bottomland type are sugarberry, sycamore, and green ash. Other species on the levees include cherrybark oak, eastern cottonwood, water hickory, sycamore, black walnut, American elm, and sweetgum. Boxelder dominates the subcanopy. The dominant shrubs include spicebush, pawpaw, and buckeye with a complete ground cover of mixed grasses, sedges, and river cane.

Facts About Coastal Plain Levee Forest (Brownwater Subtype).

Typical Species:  

  • Sugarberry
  • Sycamore
  • Green ash
  • Cherrybark oak
  • Eastern cottonwood
  • Water hickory
  • Black walnut
  • American elm
  • Sweetgum
  • Box elder
  • Spicebush
  • Pawpaw
  • Buckeye
  • Mixed grasses
  • Sedges
  • River cane