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The Piney Woods viewed from Loop 390 outside of Marshall, Texas
The Piney Woods viewed from Loop 390 outside of Marshall, Texas

The Piney Woods is a terrestrial ecoregion in the Southern United States covering 54,400 mi² (140,900 km²) of East Texas, Southern Arkansas, Western Louisiana, and Southeastern Oklahoma. This coniferous forest, is dominated by several species of pine, including Longleaf Pine, Shortleaf Pine and Loblolly Pine, as well as several varieties of hardwoods including Hickory and Oak. National Geographic considers the Piney Woods to be one of the fastest disappearing ecoregions in the Southeastern United States.[1] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 568 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1000x750, 568 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Marshall is a major city in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Texas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The U.S. Southern states or the South, also known colloquially as Dixie, constitute a distinctive region covering a large portion of the United States, with its own unique heritage, historical perspective, customs, musical styles, and cuisine. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Red counties show the core of East Texas; pink and red counties may or may not be included in East Texas, and thus their inclusion varies from source to source. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... Little Dixie is an informal name given to regions outside the American South where the culture was greatly influenced by the Southerners who settled there: Little Dixie (Missouri) Little Dixie (Oklahoma) Little Dixie is also an unincorporated community in Arkansas on the Woodruff - Prairie county line. ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... Species About 115. ... Binomial name Pinus palustris Mill. ... Binomial name Pinus echinata Mill. ... Binomial name Pinus taeda The Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) is one of the pines native to the southeast United States. ... Beech is a typical temperate zone hardwood The term hardwood designates wood from angiosperm trees. ... Species See text Comparison of Carya nuts Ripe hickory nuts ready to fall, Andrews, SC Hickory is a tree of the genus Carya, including 17-19 species of deciduous trees with pinnately compound leaves and large nuts. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... USA. It usually consists of the following southern states: Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia Florida and sometimes: Arkansas Oklahoma Texas These states are more often referred to as simply the South, although that term also includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. ...

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Flora and fauna

Flora

The region has heavy to moderate rainfall, with some places receiving over 60 in (1525 mm) of rain per year. Many deciduous trees such as Magnolia, Sweet gum, Tupelo, and Yaupon Holly, in addition to hickories and oaks, can be found among pines. Wisteria is also common place and can cover entire groves of trees in the wild. Flowering species of tree, such as Dogwood and the Eastern Redbud are also now common in the wild. Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ... Species See text. ... Species Liquidambar formosana Liquidambar orientalis Liquidambar styraciflua The sweetgums Liquidambar are a genus in the witch-hazel family Hamamelidaceae, with three species of large deciduous trees, 25-40m tall, with palmately lobed leaves: Liquidambar formosana - Chinese Sweetgum (central & southern China, Taiwan). ... For the city, see Tupelo, Mississippi. ... Binomial name Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria), also called cassina (a name shared with the Dahoon Holly), is an evergreen holly found in the southeast United States. ... Species See text This article is about the plant. ... Subgenera Cornus Benthamidia Swida The Dogwoods comprise a group of 30-50 species of deciduous woody plants (shrubs and trees) in the family Cornaceae, divided into one to nine genera or subgenera (depending on botanical interpretation). ... Binomial name Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a large shrub or small tree in the pea family Fabaceae, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, Canada south to northern Florida, United States. ...

A creek running through the Piney Woods in Northeast Texas
A creek running through the Piney Woods in Northeast Texas

Two varieties of wetlands are common in the Piney Woods: bayous are generally found near rivers and sloughs which are generally found near creeks. In bayous Bald cypress and Spanish moss, as well as the non-native Lily pad, are common plants. Sloughs are shallow pools of standing water that most trees are capable of growing in. Though some species such as the Purple bladderwort, a small carnivorous plant, have found a niche in sloughs. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (750x1000, 452 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (750x1000, 452 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Northeast Texas is a region in the northeast corner of the U.S. state of Texas. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... A bayou (pronounced or ) is a small, slow-moving stream or creek formed in the former bed of a river. ... The term slough (in the UK, pronounced to rhyme with cow; In the US, pronounced slew) has several meanings related to wetland or aquatic features that seem to derive from local experience. ... Species Taxodium ascendens - Pond Cypress Taxodium distichum - Bald Cypress Taxodium mucronatum - Montezuma Cypress Taxodium is a genus of one to three species (depending on taxonomic opinion) of extremely flood-tolerant conifers in the cypress family, Cupressaceae, one of several genera in the family commonly known as cypresses. ... Binomial name Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L. Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) closely resembles its namesake (Usnea, or beard moss), yet is not a moss at all. ... Genera Barclaya Wall. ... Nepenthes mirabilis in flower, growing on a road cut in Palau A carnivorous plant (sometimes called an insectivorous plant) is a plant that derives some or most of its nutrients (but not energy) by trapping and consuming animals or protozoans, especially insects and other arthropods. ...


Hearty species of Prickley pear cactus and Yucca can be found both in the forests and wetlands. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Species many, see text For the potato-like vegetable, see yuca. ...


The indigenous Texas trailing phlox is an endangered species.


Fauna

Mammals such as Eastern Cottontail rabbits, Eastern Gray Squirrels, Opossums, White-tailed Deer, and two species of Bats; and Reptiles such as Cottonmouth Water Moccasins, Prairie Kingsnakes, Slender glass lizards, and Squirrel Tree Frogs, thrive in the Piney Woods. A large variety of birds from Cranes and Vultures to individual species like the Mockingbird and the endangered Red-cockaded woodpecker. Alligators are not as common as they once were, but their population has rebounded since the 1960s. Bears are rare today, but still live in remote thickets. Recently, there has been significant talk of reintroducing the black bear into many parts of East Texas.[2][3] The most common fish is Catfish, which are a native species but also stocked in local reservoirs. A small crustacean called Crayfish is common along river and creek banks. Binomial name Sylvilagus floridanus J. A. Allen, 1890 The Eastern Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae. ... Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, found in many parts of the world. ... Binomial name Sciurus carolinensis Gmelin, 1788 The Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a tree squirrel that is native to the eastern to midwestern United States and the eastern provinces of Canada. ... This article or section should be merged with Virginia_opossum The word opossum (usually pronounced without the leading O, or with only a very slight schwa) refers either to the Virginia Opossum in particular, or more generally to any of the other marsupials of magnorder Ameridelphia. ... Binomial name Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780 The White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), also known as the Virginia deer, is a medium-sized deer found throughout most of the continental United States, southern Canada, Mexico, Central America and northern portions of South America as far south as Peru. ... Suborders Megachiroptera Microchiroptera See text for families. ... Orders Procolophonia (extinct) Testudines Araeoscelidia (extinct) Avicephala (extinct) Younginiformes (extinct) Sauropterygia Ichthyosauria (extinct) Placodontia (extinct) Nothosauria (extinct) Plesiosauria (extinct) Sphenodontia Squamata Prolacertiformes (extinct) Archosauria Crurotarsi Order Aetosauria Order Phytosauria Order Rauisuchia Order Crocodilia Ornithodira Pterosauria (extinct) Marasuchus (extinct) Dinosauria (extinct) Order Saurischia Order Ornithischia Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals... Binomial name Agkistrodon piscivorus Lacépède, 1789 Agkistrodon piscivorus is ass venomous pit viper species found in the United States. ... Binomial name Lampropeltis calligaster Harlan, 1827 Synonyms Coluber calligaster Coronella rhombomaculata Ophibolus rhombomaculatus Lampropeltis rhombomaculata Lampropeltis calligaster is a species of kingsnake known commonly as the prairie kingsnake or mole kingsnake. ... Binomial name Ophisaurus attenuatus Cope, 1880 The Slender Glass Lizard, (Ophisaurus attenuatus) is a legless lizard which can attain a length of up to 1 metre. ... Binomial name Hyla squirella Bosc, 1800 The Squirrel Tree Frog (Hyla squirella) is a small species of tree frog found in the southeastern United States, from Texas to Virginia. ... Genera Grus Anthropoides Balearica Bugeranus Cranes are large, long-legged with large talons and long-necked birds of the order Gargoyles, and family Gruesome killers. ... Orders Falconiformes (Fam. ... Genera Melanotis Mimodes Mimus Nesomimus Mockingbirds are a group of New World passerine birds best known for the habit of some species of mimicking the songs of other birds, often loudly and in rapid succession. ... Binomial name Picoides borealis Vieillot 1809 About the size of the Northern Cardinal, the Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is approximately 20-22 cm long, with a wingspan of about 35 cm. ... Binomial name Alligator mississippiensis (Daudin, 1801) American Alligator range map The American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) is a member of one of the three families of crocodile–like reptiles. ... Genera Ailuropoda Ailurus Helarctos Melursus Ursus Tremarctos Arctodus (extinct) A bear is a large mammal in the family Ursidae of the order Carnivora. ... Families Akysidae Amblycipitidae Amphiliidae Ariidae Aspredinidae Astroblepidae Auchenipteridae Bagridae Callichthyidae Cetopsidae Chacidae Clariidae Claroteidae Cranoglanididae Diplomystidae Doradidae Erethistidae Hypophthalmidae Ictaluridae Lacantuniidae Loricariidae Malapteruridae Mochokidae Nematogenyidae Pangasiidae Parakysidae Pimelodidae Plotosidae Schilbeidae Scoloplacidae Siluridae Sisoridae Trichomycteridae Catfish (order Siluriformes) are a diverse group of fish. ... Classes & Subclasses Branchiopoda Phyllopoda Sarsostraca Remipedia Cephalocarida Maxillopoda Thecostraca Tantulocarida Branchiura Pentastomida Mystacocarida Copepoda Ostracoda Myodocopa Podocopa Malacostraca Phyllocarida Hoplocarida Eumalacostraca The crustaceans (Crustacea) are a large group of arthropods (55,000 species), usually treated as a subphylum [1]. They include organisms such as lobsters, crabs, shrimp and barnacles. ... Families Astacoidea   Astacidae   Cambaridae Parastacoidea   Parastacidae Crayfish, often referred to as crawfish or crawdad, are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are closely related. ...


Piney Woods of East Texas

The majority of the commercial timber growing and wood processing in the state of Texas takes place in the Piney Woods region, which contains about 50,000 km² (12.5 million acres) of commercial forestland.


This area includes at least 17 state parks: Atlanta State Park, Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site, Caddo Lake State Park, Daingerfield State Park, Governor Hogg Shrine Historic Site (Quitman), Huntsville State Park, Jim Hogg Historic Site (Rusk), Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, Lake Livingston State Park, Martin Creek Lake State Park, Martin Dies Jr. State Park (Jasper), Mission Tejas State Park, Rusk and Palestine State Parks, Starr Family State Historic Site, Texas State Railroad State Park, Tyler State Park, and Village Creek State Park. Four National Forests - Angelina (Jasper), Sabine, Davy Crockett, and Sam Houston (Huntsville)- are found in the "Piney Woods" of East Texas. These National Forests include some 634,912 acres (2,569 km²) in 12 counties. Quitman is a city located in Wood County, Texas. ... Rusk is a city located in Cherokee County, Texas. ... Jasper is a city located in Jasper County, Texas is on U.S. highways 96 and 190, State Highway 63, and Sandy Creek in north central Jasper County. ... Jasper is a city located in Jasper County, Texas is on U.S. highways 96 and 190, State Highway 63, and Sandy Creek in north central Jasper County. ... Huntsville is a city and also a newly designated micropolitan area located in the U.S. state of Texas within Walker County. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ...


Reference

  1. ^ World Wildlife Fund Scientific Report on Piney Woods forests (NA0523). National Geographic Society.
  2. ^ WHERE THEY ONCE ROAMED / Will bears prowl Piney Woods?. Houston Chronicle. July 6, 2005.
  3. ^ Push grows to make E. Texas bear country. Houston Chronicle. August 8, 2006.
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