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​Forests and Woodlands

Mesic Forests

  • Acidic mesophytic forest
  • Appalachian mesophytic forest
  • Bluegrass mesophytic cane forest
  • Calcareous mesophytic forest
  • Coastal Plain mesophytic cane forest
  • Cumberland highlands forest
  • Deep soil mesophytic forest
  • Hemlock - mixed forest
  • White pine - mixed forest

Dry Forests

  • Acidic sub-xeric forest
  • Appalachian pine - oak forest
  • Appalachian sub-xeric forest
  • Calcareous sub-xeric forest

Xeric Forests/Woodlands

  • Acidic xeric forest/woodland
  • Calcareous xeric forest/woodland
  • Cumberland mountains xeric pine woodland/outcrop
  • Cumberland mountains pitch pine woodland
  • Xeric red cedar - oak forest/woodland
  • Xeric Virginia pine forest/woodland
  • Xerohydric flatwoods 

Xeric to Mesic Woodlands/Barrens

  • Bluegrass woodland
  • Limestone barrens (open woodland)
  • Sandstone barrens (open woodland)
  • Shale barrens (open woodland)



Cliffs, Outcrops and Rockhouses

  • Dry limestone cliff/outcrop
  • Dry sandstone cliff/outcrop
  • Mesic - wet limestone cliff/outcrop
  • Mesic - wet sandstone cliff/outcrop

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