By Steven L. Stephenson
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As a result, the sapling, shrub, and herbaceous layers are usually much better developed than in a conifer-dominated forest. The plants making up the three layers are often abundant, in terms of both the number of individuals and the number of species present. EFFECTS OF TOPOGRAPHY AND SOILS As noted in chapter 1, the Central Appalachian region is topographically diverse. This is most apparent in the Ridge and Valley province, where a ridgetop and the floor of an adjacent valley may be separated by a distance of less than a mile but represent two very different FIGURE 22 Three-lobed bazzania, a liverwort that sometimes forms an almost complete cover on the forest floor in some high-elevation red spruce forests 0 3 PLANT LIFE OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS often conspicuously absent or, in some years, represented for a short period by a large number of newly germinated seedlings, the majority of which fail to survive.
Certain ferns) can have a major negative impact upon the growth and survival of seedlings. Many of the herbaceous flowering plants found in a Central Appalachian forest produce their flowers in spring, usually before the leaves are fully developed on the trees making up the overstory and understory. These plants, often referred to as “spring wildflowers,” are most apparent on moist sites, where their flowers can literally carpet the forest floor. Among the better-known members of the spring wildflowers are various species of trillium, spring beauty, chickweed, false Solomon’s seal, lady’s slipper orchids, violets, and turk’s cap lily.
The current distributions of oak, spruce, and fir in both northwestern India and the Central Appalachians reflect a pattern that became increasingly apparent during the second half of the Cenozoic as the two major taxonomic groups of trees, gymnosperms and angiosperms, gradually evolved to occupy different ecological habitats. Gymnosperms became concentrated in areas at high latitudes and high elevations, with angiosperms more 0 3 PLANT LIFE OF THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS FIGURE 19 Beechdominated forest in the Dalaoling Preserve of China 49 50 widely distributed at lower elevations and lower latitudes.
A Natural History of the Central Appalachians by Steven L. Stephenson