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GRSM.255
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? GRSM.255
Author Observation Code ? GRSM.255
Location Fields: MAP: Google | Yahoo | TopoZone | MapQuest
Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 35.529008816 º
Longitude ? -83.800848773 º
Author Location ? GRSM -- Ekaneetlah Creek
Location Narrative ? Plot is located about 1/4 mile up Ekaneetlah Creek from the confluence of Ekaneetlah Creek and Big Tommy Branch, in the first cove up the creek. The plot is aboutr 75 meters up in the cove from Ekaneetlah Creek. IT is in the very bottom of the cove and
State or Province ? North Carolina
Country ? United States
Named Places
quadrangle: Cades Cove
area|country|territory: United States
region|state|province: North Carolina
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Rectangular
Area ? 1000
Permanence ? permanent plot
Environment Fields: 
Elevation ? 990.599998494288 m
Slope Aspect ? 90 º
Slope Gradient ? 10 º
Topographic Position ? Toeslope
Landform ? cove
Landscape Narrative ? Mid sized dead and down timber. High diversity in the canopy, no one dominating. Cove topography but relatively dry allowing for the mix of xeric and mesic species found associated in this cove. The cove vegetation here is similiar to relatively xeric -- Rhododendron and Betula to the south, Gaylussacia/Quercus up slope.
Hydrologic Regime ? Upland
Soil Depth ? 0 m
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 0 %
Percent Wood ? 10 %
Percent Litter ? 0 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 0 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Percent Other ? 0 %
Methods Fields: 
Project ? Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Observation Start Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Observation End Date ? 05-Aug-1998
Cover Method ? NPS CoverMethod
Stratum Method ? National Park Service
Stem Size Limit ? 10 cm
Taxon Observation Area ? 1000
Cover Dispersion ? contiguous
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? no
Stem Sample Method ? full census
Plot Quality Fields: 
Effort Level ? Thorough
Floristic Quality ? High but incomplete
Bryophyte Quality ? Very incomplete
Lichen Quality ? Very incomplete
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
--no data--
Misc Fields: 
--no data--
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum sugar maple ACSA3 Acer saccharum Marsh. Acer saccharum sugar maple ACSA3 Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
2 Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak QURU Quercus rubra L. Quercus rubra northern red oak QURU Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
3 Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata cucumber-tree MAAC Magnolia acuminata (L.) L. Magnolia acuminata cucumber-tree MAAC Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
4 Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla American basswood TIAMH Tilia americana L. var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud. Tilia americana var. heterophylla American basswood TIAMH Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
5 Quercus alba L. Quercus alba L. Quercus alba white oak QUAL Quercus alba L. Quercus alba white oak QUAL Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
6 Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum red maple ACRU Acer rubrum L. Acer rubrum red maple ACRU Sub-Canopy
17.5 %
        -none-
7 Betula lenta L. Betula lenta L. Betula lenta sweet birch BELE Betula lenta L. Betula lenta sweet birch BELE Sub-Canopy
7.5 %
        -none-
8 Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola mountain silverbell HATEM Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehd.) Reveal & Seldin Halesia tetraptera var. monticola mountain silverbell HATEM Sub-Canopy
3.5 %
        -none-
9 Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern THNO Thelypteris noveboracensis (L.) Nieuwl. Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern THNO Herbaceous
37.5 %
04       -none-
10 Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed COCA4 Collinsonia canadensis L. Collinsonia canadensis richweed COCA4 Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
11 Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia var. curtisii mountain decumbent goldenrod SOCAC2 Solidago caesia L. var. curtisii (Torr. & Gray) Wood Solidago caesia var. curtisii mountain decumbent goldenrod SOCAC2 Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
12 Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus Aster divaricatus L. **   ASDI Aster divaricatus L. Aster divaricatus Aster divaricatus L. **   ASDI Herbaceous
3.5 %
        -none-
13 Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern OSCI Osmunda cinnamomea L. Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern OSCI Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
14 Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum yellow mandarin DIMA2 Disporum maculatum (Buckl.) Britt. Disporum maculatum yellow mandarin DIMA2 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
15 Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum feathery false lily of the vally MARA7 Maianthemum racemosum (L.) Link Maianthemum racemosum feathery false lily of the vally MARA7 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
16 Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh CATH2 Caulophyllum thalictroides (L.) Michx. Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh CATH2 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
17 Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern POAC4 Polystichum acrostichoides (Michx.) Schott Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern POAC4 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
18 Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera star chickweed STPU Stellaria pubera Michx. Stellaria pubera star chickweed STPU Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
19 Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides asplenium ladyfern ATFIA2 Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. asplenioides (Michx.) Hultén Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides asplenium ladyfern ATFIA2 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
20 Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia nightcaps ANQU Anemone quinquefolia L. Anemone quinquefolia nightcaps ANQU Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
21 Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Canadian woodnettle LACA3 Laportea canadensis (L.) Weddell Laportea canadensis Canadian woodnettle LACA3 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
22 Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus Aster macrophyllus L. **   ASMA2 Aster macrophyllus L. Aster macrophyllus Aster macrophyllus L. **   ASMA2 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
23 Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea HYAR Hydrangea arborescens L. Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea HYAR Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
24 Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda sweet white violet VIBL Viola blanda Willd. Viola blanda sweet white violet VIBL Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
25 Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera zigzag spiderwort TRSU2 Tradescantia subaspera Ker-Gawl. Tradescantia subaspera zigzag spiderwort TRSU2 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
26 Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum spotted geranium GEMA Geranium maculatum L. Geranium maculatum spotted geranium GEMA Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
27 Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera broad beechfern PHHE11 Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Fée Phegopteris hexagonoptera broad beechfern PHHE11 Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
28 Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata perfoliate bellwort UVPE Uvularia perfoliata L. Uvularia perfoliata perfoliate bellwort UVPE Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
29 Trillium L. Trillium L. Trillium trillium TRILL Trillium L. Trillium trillium TRILL Herbaceous
1.5 %
        -none-
30 Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides rue anemone THTH2 Thalictrum thalictroides (L.) Eames & Boivin Thalictrum thalictroides rue anemone THTH2 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
31 Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper PAQU2 Parthenocissus quinquefolia (L.) Planch. Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia creeper PAQU2 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
32 Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia heartleaf foamflower TICO Tiarella cordifolia L. Tiarella cordifolia heartleaf foamflower TICO Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
33 Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum lanceleaf wild licorice GALA3 Galium lanceolatum Torr. Galium lanceolatum lanceleaf wild licorice GALA3 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
34 Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum sweetscented joepyeweed EUPU10 Eupatorium purpureum L. Eupatorium purpureum sweetscented joepyeweed EUPU10 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
35 Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata fourleaf yam DIQU Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. Dioscorea quaternata fourleaf yam DIQU Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
36 Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata marsh blue violet VICU Viola cucullata Ait. Viola cucullata marsh blue violet VICU Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
37 Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum bearded shorthusk BRER2 Brachyelytrum erectum (Schreb. ex Spreng.) Beauv. Brachyelytrum erectum bearded shorthusk BRER2 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
38 Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry AMLA Amelanchier laevis Wieg. Amelanchier laevis Allegheny serviceberry AMLA Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
39 Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum striped maple ACPE Acer pensylvanicum L. Acer pensylvanicum striped maple ACPE Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
40 Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda white baneberry ACPA Actaea pachypoda Ell. Actaea pachypoda white baneberry ACPA Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
41 Agrostis L. Agrostis L. Agrostis bentgrass AGROS2 Agrostis L. Agrostis bentgrass AGROS2 Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
42 Sanicula L. Sanicula L. Sanicula sanicle SANIC Sanicula L. Sanicula sanicle SANIC Herbaceous
0.55 %
        -none-
43 Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum mountainmint PYCNA Pycnanthemum Michx. Pycnanthemum mountainmint PYCNA Herbaceous
0.05 %
        -none-
44 Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera buffalo nut PYPU Pyrularia pubera Michx. Pyrularia pubera buffalo nut PYPU Short Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
45 Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana white ash FRAM2 Fraxinus americana L. Fraxinus americana white ash FRAM2 Short Shrub
0.55 %
        -none-
46 Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana mountain holly ILMO Ilex montana Torr. & Gray ex Gray Ilex montana mountain holly ILMO Tall Shrub
3.5 %
        -none-
47 Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch BEAL2 Betula alleghaniensis Britt. Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch BEAL2 Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
48 Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana American witchhazel HAVI4 Hamamelis virginiana L. Hamamelis virginiana American witchhazel HAVI4 Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
49 Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock TSCA Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr. Tsuga canadensis eastern hemlock TSCA Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
50 Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum great laurel RHMA4 Rhododendron maximum L. Rhododendron maximum great laurel RHMA4 Tall Shrub
1.5 %
        -none-
This table is SORTABLE. Click the headers to sort ascending and descending.

Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy 20 m 35 m 70 %
Dwarf Shrub     0 %
Emergent     0 %
Epiphyte     0 %
Herbaceous   0.5 m 50 %
Nonvascular     0 %
Short Shrub     0 %
Sub-Canopy 10 m 15 m 50 %
Tall Shrub     0 %
Vine/Liana     0 %
This table is SORTABLE. Click the headers to sort ascending and descending.
Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Zartman, Charles Co-PI
Merrick Field assistant
Patterson, Karen PI
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Typal ?
Quercus rubra - Tilia americana var. heterophylla - Halesia tetraptera var. monticola / Collinsonia canadensis - Tradescantia subaspera Forest     no  
Lee, Michael
Details 01-Apr-1999
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Typal ?
CEGL007878     no
Patterson, Karen


User Defined Values
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