Mountain heather-bilberry series
Section: shrb Series Dominated by Shrubs
Series formation: 
Series height:<1 m
Series canopy cover:c
Series ground layer:v
Elevation range (lower):1800
(upper):   3600
Wetland information:Wetlands:habitats seasonally flooded, saturated. Water chemistry: fresh. Floodplains; low-gradient depositions along streams. Cowardin class: Palustrine shrub-scrub wetland.
Upland information: [not available]
Reference:Major & Taylor (1977), Thorne (1982).
Comments:Cascade heather grows in su-KlaR; Brewer heather in su-CasR, su-SN, su-PenR. This series is closely related ecologically to the Subalpine wetland habitat and Shorthair reedgrass series. Stands of this series mix with Shorthair sedge seri es and Sedge series at fine scale, and with forest and woodland series at a coarse scale.
Plot based descriptions:Burke (1982) defines three associations at Rae Lakes area, King Canyon National Park in Fresno Co.; Benedict (1983) one association at Rock Creek in Sequoia National Park in Tulare Co; Major & Taylor (1977) three associations at Carson Pass area in Alpine Co.; Taylor (1984) one association at Harvey Monroe Hall RNA in Mono Co. su-SN.
Series Association:Burke (1982): Sierra primrose association [= Primula suffrutescens-Silene sargentii association (Major & Taylor 1977d)]. Major & Taylor (1977): Bilberry-blackish sedge association; Drummond cinquefoil-Brewer cinquefoil association [containing Carex helleri - Juncus parryi association]; Shorthair reedgrass-bilberry association [= Benedict (1983), = Sibbaldia-Merten rush association (Burke 1982)]. Palmer (1979): Jeffrey shooting star-Merten rush association. Taylor (1984): Shorthair reedgrass - alpine-laurel association.
FormationMixed evergreen-deciduous shrubland
Geographical associated regions: View Regions for: Mountain heather-bilberry series
Representative Image: View Representative Photograph for: Mountain heather-bilberry series
Common species: View common species for: Mountain heather-bilberry series

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