Darlingtonia series
Section: herb Series Dominated by Herbaceous Plants
Series formation: 
Series height:< 2m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:?
Elevation range (lower):0
(upper):   2700
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitat saturated with running water, may or may not have peat. Typically on peridotite, but also on other parent materials. The national list of wetland plants (Reed 1988) lists darlingtonia as a OBL.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:: Bittman (1985), Cheatham (1976), Gore (1983), Kruckeberg (1984), Sawyer (1986a), Keeler-Wolf (1990e).
Comments:Darlingtonia occurs in areas with running or standing water. It is rarely associated with sphagnum in KlaR where the series is most extensive on serpentine rocks. For these reasons, Sawyer (1986a) recommends the term Darlingtonia seep as more descriptiv than Darlingtonia bog. Bogs are ombrogenous and have sphagnum (Gore 1983). Keeler-Wolf (1986) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) qualitatively describes Darlingtonia seeps with an overstory of Port Orford-cedar, at the L. E. Horton candidate RNA, Del Norte Co. l-KlaR; Keeler-Wolf (1982, 1987) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) at Cedar Basin candidate RNA in Siskiyou Co. su-KlaR, Sawyer et al. (1978a) in Keeler-Wolf (1990e) at Preacher Meadows candidate RNA in Trinity Co. m-KlaR; Cheatham (1976), Knight et al. (1970) describe Butterfly Valley Botanical Area in Plumas Co. m-SN.
Plot based descriptions:not available.
Series Association:[not available]
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Darlingtonia series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Darlingtonia series
Common species: View common species for: Darlingtonia series

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