Natural Communities of NH -- Photo Guide

Plants of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forests in New Hampshire



Semi-rich mesic sugar maple forests
 in New Hampshire contain many spring ephemeral wildflowers and plants indicative of enriched conditions. Below are some indicator species to look for.


christmas fern (photo by Ben Kimball)
Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), seen
here at North Mtn. in Pawtuckaway State Park,
is a common indicator species of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forest (photo by Ben Kimball)

Baneberry species are common indicator species of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forest (photo by Ben Kimball)
White baneberry (Actaea pachypoda), seen here at Middle Mountain in Pawtuckaway State Park, 
is a common indicator species of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forest (photo by Ben Kimball)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (photo by Ben Kimball)1. trout lily is a common spring wildflower species in semi-rich mesic sugar maple forests (photo by Ben Kimball)2.
Two common herbaceous species of this community: 1. Jack-in-the-pulpit.  2. trout lily.
(photos by Ben Kimball) 

Zigzag goldenrod is a common indicator species of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forest (photo by Ben Kimball)
Zigzag goldenrod (Solidago flexicaulis), seen here at Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, is
a common indicator species of semi-rich mesic sugar maple forest (photo by Ben Kimball)

spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana) (photo by Ben Kimball)
Spring beauty (Claytonia caroliniana) (photo by Ben Kimball)

red baneberry (Actaea rubra) (photo by Dan Sperduto)
Red baneberry (Actaea rubra)
 (photo by Dan Sperduto)


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