Forested Floodplain Wetlands

from Maine Wetlands and Their Boundaries: A Guide For Code Enforcement Officers, by Ralph W. Tiner

Floodplain forested wetlands are temporarily flooded forested wetlands found along major rivers and streams. They are often dominated by silver maple, green ash, and American elm. Bur Oak is locally common in central Maine. Ostrich fern is usually the characteristic herb, along with sensitive fern, jewelweed, and false nettle.