Central U.S. hardwood forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is among the richest in North America for herbaceous plants and shrubs, with more than 2,500 species. Oaks and hickories blend with flowering dogwoods, sassafras, and hop hornbeam. And beautiful wildflowers dot the prairies. In wetter areas grow tulip and sweetgum trees.
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Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:United States
Area:73,152,000 acres (29,603,564 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Buffalo National River National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
George WA Carver National Monument
Land Between the Lakes Biosphere Reserve
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (Natn'l Park) National Park
Ozark National Scenic Riverways National River and Wild and Scenic Riverway
Stones River National Battlefield
Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER