Closed canopy wetlands

Wetlands dominated by woody species with hydric mucky soils. 


Closed canopy of bay trees including sweetbay magnolia (Magnolia virginiana) and redbay (Persea borbonia). Associated with bodies of inland water and flatwoods. Water source precipitation and seepage with generally saturated soils. 

Dome swamp 

Closed "dome-shaped" canopy of cypress trees including bald cypress (Taxodium distichum) and/or pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens). Isolated swamps within flatwoods, uplant pine or wet prairies. Examples are widespread and are easily seen as dome shaped groups of trees in the agricultural fields in the northern parts of our counties. Water source precipitation with seasonal standing water.

Bottomland forest 

Distinguished by a canopy of spruce pine (Pinus glabra), loblolly (Pinus taeda), water oak (Quercus nigra), and sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua).  May be associated with with rivers or smaller bodies of water and isolated inland.