Facultative species

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Facultative species

(Science: ecology) species that can occur both in wetlands and uplands, there are three subcategories of facultative species:

1. Facultative wetland plants (FACW) that usually occur in wetlands (estimated probability 67-99%), but occasionally are found in nonwetlands.

2. Facultative plants (FAC) that are equally likely to occur in wetlands or nonwetlands (estimated probability 34-66%).

3. Facultative upland plants (FACU) that usually occur in nonwetlands (estimated probability 67-99%), but occasionally are found in wetlands (estimated probability (1-33%).