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Comparison of six biologic indicators of hydrology and the landward extent of hydric soils in west-central Florida, USA cypress domes
Author(s): D. W. Carr, D. A. Leeper, T. F. Rochow
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Water
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Lyonia lucida (Shining fetterbush),
AbstractThe ability of six biological indicators to predict historic water levels and hydric soils in Taxodium ascendens wetlands (cypress domes) were tested. Moss collars and buttress swelling were associated with high water levels that were inundated 2-3% of the time. Elevation of Lyonia lucida root crown bases, ground elevations of the lowest Serenoa repens plant, uppermost adventitious roots of Hypericum fasciculatum and ground elevation of the T. ascendens nearest dry soils indicated where water levels resided 13-29% of the time. Hydric soils were inundated 38% of the time.
Suggested CitationD. W. Carr, D. A. Leeper and T. F. Rochow. "Comparison of six biologic indicators of hydrology and the landward extent of hydric soils in west-central Florida, USA cypress domes." Wetlands 26.4 (2006): 1012-1019.