Habitats of North Carolina
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Marshes, Mires, and Shoreline Habitats
Coastal Freshwater and Low-Salinity Marshes
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Habitat Overview Members are associated with coastal marshes that are primarily freshwater but with some also occurring in brackish but not salt marshes. Members of this habitat are restricted to the Coastal Plain, with residential populations, at least, not occurring in the Piedmont or Mountains.

This habitat intersects Salt and Brackish Marshes, with both including low-salinity areas.
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Defining Species
Taxa Global RankState RankImperilment Score
Atrytone bulenta - Rare Skipper G3S113.03
Euphyes dukesi - Dukes' Skipper G3G4S1S24.98
Euphyes pilatka - Palatka Skipper G3G4S3S41.38
Botaurus lentiginosus - American Bittern G5S15.39
Cistothorus palustris - Marsh Wren G5S31.49
Laterallus jamaicensis - Black Rail G3G4S2S32.62
Rallus limicola - Virginia Rail G5S31.49
Brachymesia gravida - Four-spotted Pennant G5S51.00
Libellula needhami - Needham's Skimmer G5S51.00
Carex hyalinolepis - Shoreline Sedge G4G5S23.07
Cladium jamaicense - Sawgrass G5S31.49
Fimbristylis castanea - Marsh Fimbry G5S4S51.00
Sporobolus cynosuroides - Big Cordgrass G5S51.00
Zizania aquatica - Annual Wild-rice G5S22.84
Oryzomys palustris - Marsh Rice Rat G5S5 S4
Typha angustifolia - Narrowleaf Cattail G5S31.49
Typha domingensis - Southern Cattail G4G5S31.62
Sum: 44.89
Average of 16: 2.81

Phagic and Competitory Symbioses: (Carex hyalinolepis/Euphyes dukesi); (Cladium jamaicense/Euphyes pilatka); (Zizania aquatica-Sporobolus cynosuroides/Problema bulenta)
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Updated on 2019-09-23 16:33:39