Alpine habitat
Section: hbts Habitats
Series formation:c
Series height:<1m
Series canopy cover:?
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):2500
(upper):   4400
Wetland information:[not available]
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:[not available]
Comments:The fine nature oof the environment makes it difficult to place associations in dominance types. Stands of Bulrush series, Needle and thread series, Sedge series, Shorthair series, Shorthair sedge series, Spikerush series and Tufted hairgrass series occur at alpine elevations. Alpine communities can occur at subalpine elevations [see Subalpine meadows habitat]. Some stands above and below tree line have an important component of shrubs taller than the herb [see Holodiscus series, Mountain heather-bilberry series, Subalpine wetland shrub habitat, Subalpine upland shrub habitat]. Plants typical in alpine communities of the western mountains are part of subalpine communities in KlaR, TraR, PenR. Floristic descriptions exist for Cascade and So-CA peaks (Major & Taylor 1977, Thorne 1982).
Plot based descriptions:[not available]
Series Association:[not available]
FormationTemperate or sub-polar grassland with sparse shrub layer
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