Riparian Buffer Zones: Common Plants

There are many trees, shrubs, grasses, vines and other plants that thrive in riparian buffers. While they represent many diverse species, they all tend to have very well developed root systems and a tolerance (or in some cases, a preference) for damp to very wet soil. Some of the plants commonly found in riparian buffers are:

  • Smooth Alder
  • Green Ash
  • River Birch
  • Buttonbush
  • Grey Stem Dogwood
  • Red Osier Dogwood
  • Red Maple
  • Black Gum
  • Sweet Gum
  • Sycamore
  • Water Oak
  • Pin Oak
  • Spice Bush
  • many Willow species

These plants have proved useful in restoration and Reforestation Projects.

Last modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2014 10:33:45 EST