Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest (Coastal Plain Subtype).

Habitat: Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forests
Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest

Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forests flooded occasionally before construction of the dams, but now rarely or never flood. Found on the high ridges of Broadneck Swamp, the species present that distinguish these ridges as mesic mixed hardwood forests are American beech, American holly, shagbark hickory, and loblolly pine. Shrubs include dogwood, ironwood, blueberry, and gallberry. The ground cover consists of mixed grasses and sedges.


Facts About Mesic Mixed Hardwood Forest (Coastal Plain Subtype).

Typical Plants:   
  • American beech
  • American holly
  • Shagbark hickory
  • Loblolly pine.
  • Dogwood
  • Ironwood
  • Mixed grasses 
  • Sedges