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232-Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province. 232A-Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Section. 232H-Middle Atlantic Coastal Plains and Flatwoods Section.

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 231-Southeastern Mixed Forest Province and 234-Lower Mississippi Riverine Forest Province.232-Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province
This province is an ecoregion of humid, maritime climate; winters are mild and summers are warm. Precipitation is abundant with rare periods of summer drought. Upland forest vegetation is dominated by conifers, with deciduous hardwood along major floodplains.

 

232A-Norther atlantic coastal Plain Section.232A-Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain Section
The terrain is flat, weakly dissected alluvial plain. Soil formed in a thick layer of recent marine deposits (Shales and sands). Vegetation is forests of oak-hickory, oak-pine, and loblolly-shortleaf pine cover types.
(Photo: GTR-NE-321, USDA Forest Service)
232Ab New Jersey Outer Coastal Plain Subsection
232Ac New Jersey Inner Coastal Plain Subsection
232Ad Western Chesapeake Uplands Subsection

 

Costal Plains photograph.232B-Gulf Coastal Plains and Flatwoods Section
This section has a flat, weakly dissected landscape of irregular or smooth plains formed on marine deposits of sands and clays. Natural vegetation consists of longleaf-slash pine, loblolly-shortleaf pine, and oak-hickory cover types, with oak-gum-cypress along rivers.
(Photo: Apalachicola National Forest, USDA Forest Service)
232Ba Fragipan Loam Hills Subsection
232Bc Cintronelle Plains Subsection
232Bg South Coastal Plains Subsection
232Bh Gulf Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Bi The Plains Subsection
232Bj Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Bk Southern Clay Hills Subsection
232Bl Lower Loam and Clay Hills Subsection
232Bm Lower Clay Hills Subsection
232Bn Lower Loam Hills Subsection
232Bo Border Sand Hills Subsection
232Bp Wiregrass Plains Subsection
232Bs Floodplains and Terraces Subsection

 

232C-Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section, photograph.232C-Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section
This section is weakly dissected, flat alluvial plain of well drained deep sands with local areas of highly organic soils. The main forest vegetation is forests of longleaf-slash pine and loblolly-shortleaf pine cover types, with oak-gum-cypress along rivers.
(Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
232Ca Upper Terraces Subsection
232Cb Lower Terraces Subsection
232Cc Okefenokee Uplands Subsection
232Cd Okefenokee Swamp Subsection
232Ce Coastal Marsh and Island Subsection
232Cf Bacon Terraces Subsection
232Cg Flatwoods Floodplains and Terraces Subsection

 

Florica Coastal Lowlands, photograph.232D-Florida Coastal Lowlands-Gulf Section
This area is generally flat, mostly sandy poorly drained soils with shallow water table. Widely scattered, shallow inundated depressions, often with hydrophilic species such as cypress. Vegetation is mostly longleaf-slash pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: USDA Forest Service)
232Da Immokalee Rise Subsection
232Db Gulf Coastal Lowlands Subsection

 

Louisana Coastal Prairies and Marshes Section.232E-Louisiana Coastal Prairies and Marshes Section
This area is flat, weakly dissected, alluvial plain with marine-deposited continental sediments ranging from sands to clays, with some organics. Large proportion of area consists of poorly drained soils. Hurricanes are a frequent disturbance of forests. Vegetation consists of longleaf-slash pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: B. Tarpenning, USDA Agricultural Research Service)
232Ea Gulf Coast Prairie Subsection
232Eb LA-TX Gulf Coast Marshes and Inland Bays Subsection
232Ef LA Gulf Coast Marshes and Inland Bays Subsection


 

232F-Coastal Plains and Flatwoods-Western Gulf Section, photograph,232F-Coastal Plains and Flatwoods-Western Gulf Section
This section has level, undissected plains of alluvial sands recently deposited on unconsolidated limestone formations. Soils poorly drained; large, shallow depressions common that are continually saturated. Forest vegetation consists of loblolly-shortleaf pine and longleaf-slash pine cover types.
(Photo: National Park Service)
232Fa Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Fb Southwest Flatwoods Subsection
232Fc Sabine Alluvial Valley Subsection
232Fe Piney Woods Transition Subsection
232Ff Red River Alluvial Plain Subsection

 

32G-Florida Coastal Lowlands-Atlantic Section, photograph232G-Florida Coastal Lowlands-Atlantic Section
This section has level, undissected plains of alluvial sands recently deposited on unconsolidated limestone formations. Soils poorly drained; large, shallow depressions common that are continually saturated. Small, elevated areas of deeper, excessively drained sands occur along some coastal areas. Vegetation is longleaf-slash pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: H. McNab, USDA Forest Service)
232Ga Eastern Beach and Lagoons Subsection
232Gb Eastern Beach and Dunes Subsection
232Gc Okeechobee Plain Subsection
232Gd Kissimmee River Subsection

 
232H-Middle Atlantic Coastal Plains and Flatwoods Section.232H-Middle Atlantic Coastal Plains and Flatwoods Section
This section has weakly to moderately dissected irregular plains localized area of highly organic soils. Forest cover is primarily loblolly-shortleaf pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service)
232Ha Atlantic Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Hb Eastern Chesapeake Lowland Subsection
232Hc Delmarva Outer Coastal Plain Bays and Islands Subsection
232Hd Delmarva Upland Subsection
 

Coastal Flatwoods, photograph.2321-Northern Atlantic Coastal Flatwoods Section
This ecoregion consists of sea-level to slightly higher level plains, with swamps, estuaries, and barrier islands. Soils are largely coarse textured and poorly drained that have formed in recently deposited marine sands; localized areas of organic, peat soils occur. Vegetation consists of loblolly-shortleaf pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: Croatan National Forest, USDA Forest Service)
232Ia Lower Terraces Subsection
232Ib Tidal Area Subsection

 

232J-Southern Atlantic Coastal Plains and Flatwoods, photograph.232J-Southern Atlantic Coastal Plains and Flatwoods Section                                                                                                 
The terrain is weakly dissected irregular or smooth plains underlain about equally by sands and clays of marine and continental origin. Vegetation is mainly a mixture of loblolly-shortleaf pine, longleaf-slash pine, oak-pine, and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: H. McNab, USDA Forest Service)
232Jb Northern Loam Plains Subsection
232Jc Southwestern Loam Hills Subsection
232Jd Lower Loam Hills Subsection
232Je Atlantic Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Jf Gulf Southern Loam Hills Subsection
232Jg Floodplains and Terraces Subsection

 

232K-Florida Coastal Plains Central Highlands Section, photograph232K-Florida Coastal Plains Central Highlands Section
The terrain is hilly with excessively drained, coarse deep sands, and loamy sands. Sinkholes present in areas of recently deposited calcareous geologic formations. Forests consist of longleaf-slash pine and oak-hickory cover types. Much of the original forest vegetation has been removed and replaced by highly cultivated citrus groves. Section is ecologically significant because environments are drier than adjacent units.
(Photo: H. McNab, USDA Forest Service)
232Ka Florida Northern Highlands Subsection
232Kb Florida Central Highlands Subsection

 

232L-Gulf Coastal Lowlands Section232L-Gulf Coastal Lowlands Section
The landscape is flat, weakly dissected alluvial plain of marine (limestones) and terrestrial (sands) deposits. Vegetation is mostly longleaf-slash pine and oak-gum-cypress cover types.
(Photo: NationalOceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
232La LA-MS Gulf Coast Flatwoods-Bays and Barrier Islands Subsection
232Lb GA-FL Gulf Coast Flatwoods-Bays and Barrier Islands Subsection

 
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