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Vegetation of Headwater Wetlands in the Inner Coastal Plain of Virginia and Maryland

  title={Vegetation of Headwater Wetlands in the Inner Coastal Plain of Virginia and Maryland},
  author={Richard D. Rheinhardt and Dennis F. Whigham and Humaira Khan and Mark M. Brinson},
Canopy, woody understory, and herbaceous strata of headwater wetlands were quantitatively sampled in the inner coastal plain of Virginia and Maryland. Canopy species distribution patterns were then compared with field indicators of hydrologic regime using Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DCA). Sixteen canopy species, 21 subcanopy species, 9 vine species, and 40 herbaceous species were encountered in the 18 sampled stands. One third of sampled sites were overwhelmingly dominated (IV > 50) by… 

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