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Southern Appalachian Mafic Shrubland Alliance | NatureServe Biotics 2019
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Name: Southern Appalachian Mafic Shrubland Alliance
Reference: NatureServe Biotics 2019
Description: This shrub-dominated vegetation occurs on mafic rock outcrops or thin soil areas. Common shrubs include <i>Diervilla lonicera, Gaylussacia baccata, Kalmia latifolia, Philadelphus hirsutus, Aronia melanocarpa, Physocarpus opulifolius</i>, and <i>Ptelea trifoliata var. mollis</i>. Areas of bare rock outcrops and grassy areas with <i>Schizachyrium scoparium, Carex pensylvanica</i>, or <i>Deschampsia flexuosa</i> are scattered. These are found on montane slopes in the Appalachians, from the Blue Ridge of Virginia to Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, and may also occur in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 
Accession Code: urn:lsid:vegbank.org:commConcept:38755-{6D8991C0-01EC-4EAA-94E5-254CC36E9FD1}
Plot-observations of this Community Concept: 0
      Party Perspective according to: NatureServe (organization)
Perspective from: 26-Sep-2014 to: ongoing
      Names:   UID: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.899593 NatureServe ExplorerNatureServe Explorer logo
  Code: A3470
  Translated: Southern Appalachian Mafic Shrubland Alliance
  Common: Southern Appalachian Mafic Shrubland
  Scientific: Southern Appalachian Mafic Shrubland Alliance