49. Brandywine Flood Plain

General Information

Reference Number: 49
State: Pennsylvania
County: Delaware
Municipality: Birmingham
USGS Quad: Wilmington
Watershed: Brandywine Creek
Hydrogeomorphic Class: Mainstem floodplain
Disturbance Class: Moderate
Dominant Vegetation Class: PFO/PEM
Wetland Area: 0.2 ha (0.4 ac)
Year(s) Sampled: 1995

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Vegetation

Herbaceous
Percent Cover: 86.1% (range 15-100%)
Dominant Species
Common Name Scientific Name
Stinging nettle Urtica dioica
Lady’s thumb Polygonum persicaria
Japanese hop
American marsh pennywort Hydrocotyle americana
Mile-a-minute
Woody
Percent cover: 51.6% (range 0-95%)
Dominant Species
Northern spicebush Lindera benzoin
Northern arrowwood Viburnum recognitum
Box elder Acer negundo
Green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Red maple Acer rubrum
Weighted Indicator Status (dominant species)
Herbaceous: 2.77
Woody: 2.47
Weighted Indicator Status (all species)
Herbaceous: 2.92
Woody: 2.49
Species Richness
Total: 69
Herbaceous: 59
Woody: 10

Soils

Matrix Chroma (mean): NA
Organic Matter (mean %): 13.56
Bulk Density (g/cm2): 1.24
Soil Series: NA
Texture (mean %)
Sand: 46.4
Silt: 34.4
Clay: 31.6
Sedimentation Rate
Mineral loading (g/cm2): NA
Equivalent depth (cm): NA
Organic loading (g/cm2): NA

Hydrology

Water Level
Median (cm): NA
Range (cm): NA
Water Quality
pH (mean): NA
Conductivity (mean): NA