New York Natural Heritage Program
Red Maple-Hardwood Swamp
Troy Weldy at Grand Pond Swamp, red maple hardwood swamp Timothy G. Howard
System: Palustrine
SubSystem: Forested Mineral Soil Wetlands

State Protection: Not Listed
Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S4
A State Rarity Rank of S4 means: Apparently secure in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.


Did you know?
Jewelweed, or touch-me-not, is an herb found in red maple-hardwood swamps. Its name comes from the jewel-like silvery coating on its leaves that is only evident when the leaves are submerged in water. The silvery covering is actually a thin layer of air trapped in microscopic leaf hairs. The plant was nicknamed touch-me-not because of its seed capsules, which split and coil when triggered by the wind or a touch, expelling the seeds and dispersing them up to four feet away.

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are several thousand occurrences statewide. Some documented occurrences have good viability and several are protected on public land or private conservation land. This community has statewide distribution, and includes a few large, high quality examples. The current trend of this community is probably stable for occurrences on public land, or declining slightly elsewhere due to moderate threats that include alteration of the natural hydrology and invasive species.

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