|Translated Name:||Red Maple - Swamp White Oak - American Beech Flatwoods & Swamp Forest Group|
|Colloquial Name:||Central Hardwood Flatwoods & Swamp Forest|
|Name:||Database Code:||Classification Code:|
|Class||1 Forest & Woodland||C01||1|
|Subclass||1.B Temperate & Boreal Forest & Woodland||S15||1.B|
|Formation||1.B.3 Temperate Flooded & Swamp Forest||F026||1.B.3|
|Division||1.B.3.Na Eastern North American-Great Plains Flooded & Swamp Forest||D011||1.B.3.Na|
|Macrogroup||M503 Central Hardwood Swamp Forest||M503||1.B.3.Na.2|
|Group||G597 Central Hardwood Flatwoods & Swamp Forest||G597||1.B.3.Na.2.c|
|Alliance||A0230 North-Central Beech-Oak Flatwoods & Swamp Forest||A0230|
|Alliance||A0329 North-Central Wet Oak Flatwoods & Swamp Forest||A0329|
|Alliance||A3408 Pin Oak - Swamp White Oak Flooded & Swamp Forest||A3408|
|Alliance||A3881 Red Maple - Ash - Swamp White Oak Swamp Forest||A3881|
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|States/Provinces:||AR, CT, DC?, DE, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NH, NJ, NY, OH, ON, PA, QC, RI, TN, VA, WI, WV|
|Range:||The distribution of this group ranges from southern Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan across to southern Ontario and Lower New England, south to the Ozark-Ouachita region and east to Virginia.|
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Given the dynamic nature of the standard, it is possible a type description is incomplete or in revision at the time of download; therefore, users of the data should track the date of access and read the revisions section of the USNVC.org website to understand the current status of the classification. While USNVC data have undergone substantial review prior to posting, it is possible that some errors or inaccuracies have remained undetected.
For information on the process used to develop these descriptions see:
Faber-Langendoen, D., T. Keeler-Wolf, D. Meidinger, D. Tart, B. Hoagland, C. Josse, G. Navarro, S. Ponomarenko, J.-P. Saucier, A. Weakley, P. Comer. 2014. EcoVeg: A new approach to vegetation description and classification. Ecological Monographs 84:533-561 (erratum 85:473).
Franklin, S., D. Faber-Langendoen, M. Jennings, T. Keeler-Wolf, O. Loucks, A. McKerrow, R.K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2012. Building the United States National Vegetation Classification. Annali di Botanica 2: 1-9.
Jennings, M. D., D. Faber-Langendoen, O. L. Louckes, R. K. Peet, and D. Roberts. 2009. Standards for associations and alliances of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification. Ecological Monographs 79(2):173-199.
FGDC [Federal Geographic Data Committee]. 2008. Vegetation Classification Standard, FGDC-STD-005, Version 2. Washington, DC., USA. [http://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/vegetation/NVCS_V2_FINAL_2008-02.pdf]
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