Table 1

Understory vegetation soil indicator species from research plots on the Clatse and Neekas rivers, B.C. Species are separated into nitrogen-rich soil and nitrogen-poor soil indicator categories based on data by Klinka et al. [29].

Nitrogen-rich soil indicator species

Nitrogen-poor soil indicator species


Alnus rubra

Ribes bracteosum

Blechnum spicant

Vaccinium alaskaense

Athyrium filix-femina

Rubus parviflorus

Clintonia uniflora

Vaccinium ovalifolium

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Rubus spectabilis

Coptis aspleniifolia

Vaccinium parvifolium

Heracleum lanatum

Sambucus racemosa

Cornus canadensis

Lonicera involucrata

Smilacina stellata

Gaultheria shallon

Lysichitum americanum

Streptopus amplexifolius

Listera cordata

Maianthemum dilatatum

Streptopus roseus

Luzula multiflora

Malnus fusca

Thelypteris phegopteris

Lycopodium clavatum

Oplopanax horridus

Tiarella trifoliata

Menziesia ferruginea

Picea sitchensis

Urtica dioica

Rubus pedatus

Polystichum munitum

Viola glabella

Sorbus sitchensis


Mathewson et al. BMC Ecology 2003 3:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6785-3-4

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