Plant Association Information
Salix planifolia plant association (Diamondleaf willow)
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Salix planifolia (50% cover and on average 1.5 meters tall) dominates the overstory (Appendix 4). A variety of low shrubs occur including Spiraea beauverdiana, Betula nana and Empetrum nigrum. Eriophorum brachyantherum (20% cover) is the dominant herbaceous species and few other herbaceous species occur. Moss forms a carpet on the ground. Salix planifolia increases on drier areas and Eriophorum brachyantherum is more common on wetter-level sites.
The one site sampled was found on floodplain at low elevation within the boreal forest zone of the park. The surface is muck and peat, and gravel occurs at 0.3 meters deep.Associated Plant Species: Betula nana
, Empetrum nigrum
, Eriophorum brachyantherum
, Salix pulchra
, Spiraea stevenii