Southeastern conifer forests

WWF Abstract

This ecoregion is known for the long-leaf (meaning long-needled) pine trees that once dominated the area. Imagine walking through a forest where beautiful trees reach 60 to 70 feet (18 to 21 m) into the sky. On the ground, among the fallen pine needles, grow clumps of wiregrass. As you walk, you notice the softness created by the thick cushion of needles. You reach down and pick up some of the needles and are amazed by their length. At nearly 18 inches (45 cm), they are the longest pine needles of any Eastern pine.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Coniferous Forests
Countries:United States
Area:58,495,999 acres (23,672,491 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Big Cypress National Preserve
Canaveral National Seashore
Central Gulf Coastal Plain Biosphere Reserve
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Gulf Island National Seashore
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER