Specimen Information

Alternanthera philoxeroides
Alternanthera philoxeroides

Specimen ID1388151
Common Namealligatorweed
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEast Central Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090301
HUC10 NameBayou Des Allemands-Lake Salvador
HUC10 Number0809030103
HUC12 NameGretna-Intracoastal Waterway
HUC12 Number080903010309
Collection Day12
Collection Month9
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29060
Author:Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) of Louisiana.
Title:Coastwide Reference Monitoring System-Wetlands Monitoring Data
Publisher:Coastal Information Management System (CIMS) database
CommentsLand elevation at CRMS0185 varies between low elevation canopy gaps dominated by herbaceous marsh vegetation and relatively higher elevation mounds supporting mature trees. The lower elevation areas experience long term or permanent inundation, and the herbaceous vegetation exists as a persistent and diverse buoyant mat capable of supporting weight in the growing season. As flooding stress removes more of the forest community over time it may be accurate to describe the herbaceous community as a floating marsh. Water Level is 0.3 ft above marsh. Open water is 0%. Bare ground is 12%. Dead vegetation is 0%. Flooded-Undetermined is 0%. Canopy cover is 30%. Tree trunk cover is 3%.
Record TypeLiterature


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