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Floristic Regions (Biomes)

  • Clicking on this map will select the native and naturalized species within a region. To see the species of a region within one state, you will have to make appropriate selections on the next (search results) page.
  • This map of North American Floristic Regions was based on work by Greg J. Schmidt with the University of Tennessee Botany Department.
  • Original map boundaries were based on interpretation of available vegetation/floristic maps such as in Goode's world atlas, Gleason and Cronquist's Plant Geography, and Bailey's ecoregions.
  • Map boundaries were adjusted based on forest cover type data available at the National Atlas.
  • THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE! For example, small populations of Boreal Forest species can be found at High Elevations in the Appalachians. They are not represented on this "painted" map. The intent is to provide GENERAL information, and (hopefully) aid end users with their tree identification needs.

Biomes Tropical Savanna - 55 species Boreal Forest - 112 species Boreal Forest - 112 species Southern Mixed Forest - 297 species Eastern Deciduous Forest - 334 species Southern Mixed Forest - 297 species Great Plains - 120 species Eastern Deciduous Forest - 334 species Eastern Deciduous Forest - 334 species Great Plains - 120 species Great Plains - 120 species Eastern Mixed Forest - 224 species Great Plains - 120 species Pacific Coast Forest - 171 species Mexican Montane Forest - 9 species Mexican Montane Forest - 9 species Hot Desert - 173 species California Chaparral - 176 species Pacific Coast Forest - 171 species Rocky Mountain Forest - 209 species Rocky Mountain Forest - 209 species Rocky Mountain Forest - 209 species Cool Desert - 63 species Rocky Mountain Forest - 209 species Cool Desert - 63 species Cool Desert - 63 species Cool Desert - 63 species Cool Desert - 63 species Rocky Mountain Forest - 209 species

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