Nongame and Rare Species Program: Rare Plant Communities of Texas
Edwards Plateau: Netleaf Hackberry-Little Walnut Riparian Shrubland
Global Rank: G2G3
Description: This community occurs in areas of relatively deeper soils along intermittent or permanent streams flowing through limestone formations in the Trans-Pecos and Edwards Plateau. Juglans microcarpa and Celtis laevigata var. reticulata are the most frequently occurring tree species, ranging from an open canopy to widely scattered individuals. The ground layer may include woody species, forbs such as Brickellia dentata, and/or grasses such as Leptochloa dubia, Bothriochloa barbinodis var. barbinodis, Bouteloua curtipendula, and others.