Abstract for CNVC00014


Pseudotsuga menziesii (Abies grandis -Thuja plicata) / Mahonia nervosa - Gaultheria shallon

Douglas-fir (Grand Fir - Western Red Cedar) / Dull Oregon-grape - Salal
Douglas de Menzies (Sapin grandissime - Thuya géant) / Mahonie nervuré - Salal

CNVC00014 occurs on zonal and near-zonal sites within the Georgia Basin of coastal southern British Columbia and adjacent Washington, USA. Known sites in British Columbia occur at elevations up to 250 mASL, on (mostly gentle) middle to upper slopes, where sandy loamy soils are common. The canopy of this coniferous association is typically dominated by Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), with a well-developed shrub layer dominated by dull Oregon-grape (Mahonia nervosa) and/or salal (Gaultheria shallon), a sparse herb layer, and a well-developed moss layer dominated by Oregon beaked moss (Eurhynchium oreganum).