Soil and plant chemistry of an Atlantic white cedar wetland on the Inner Coastal Plain of Maryland

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A Chamaecyparis thyoides site in Maryland had a distinct soil chemistry characterized by significantly higher Ca, Mg and Na concentrations and high pH. There were significant differences between wetlands, within wetlands (forested versus bog habitats), and between types of plants (herbaceous versus woody) for most plant nutrients. Woody and herbaceous species at this site almost always had higher concentrations of the 15 elements measured than they did at the other study sites, but nutrient concentrations of Chamaecyparis shoots indicate a possible deficiency of N and P, low K, and a pronounced accumulation of Pb. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Whigham, DF; Richardson, CJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 66 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 568 - 576

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-4026

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1139/b88-082

Citation Source

  • Scopus