Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (254 KB bytes)

Title: Potential Natural Vegetation Group: Palmetto Prairie

Author: Outcalt, Kenneth W.;

Date: 2004

Source: In: Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) Interagency Handbook Reference Conditions, May 18, 2005, 1-8

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Palmetto prairie, also called dry prairie, is a mostly treeless grass dominated community that occupies broad flat regions where fire is very frequent because there are no major natural fire barriers. Interspersed throughout the community are areas occupied by wet prairie, ephemeral depression ponds, marshes, flatwoods, and mesic hammocks. Soils are sandy, poorly to somewhat poorly drained, acidic, and nutrient poor. The subtropical climate of the region has a pronounced wet and dry season. During the wet season the water table often is at or above the soil surface, while during the dry season it is a meter or more below the surface. The diverse ground cover is dominated by wiregrass (Aristida beyrichiana) with scattered saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) and patches of runner oak (Quercus minima). Other common plants include bottlebrush three awn (A. spiciformis), broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus), fetterbush (Lyonia lucida), rusty lyonia (L. fruiticosa), dwarf blueberry (Vaccinium myrsinities), and yelloweyed grasses (Xyris spp.)

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
  • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)

XML: View XML

Citation:


Outcalt, Kenneth W. 2004. Potential Natural Vegetation Group: Palmetto Prairie. In: Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) Interagency Handbook Reference Conditions, May 18, 2005, 1-8

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.