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Meadows

Meadows are herbaceous saturated wetlands dominated by grasses, sedges, rushes, and forbs. Shrubs and saplings are often present. Meadows are located in stream valleys where they are associated with floodplains. They may be fed by groundwater seepage, runoff from adjacent uplands, high water tables, or from periodic overbank flooding from adjacent streams. Historically beavers were probably very important in the maintenance of meadow communities. 

SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS


NORTHERN HILLY GULF COASTAL PLAIN ECOREGION
  • Northern Hilly Gulf Coastal Plain Wet Meadow
TRANSITION HILLS ECOREGION
  • Transition Hills Wet Meadow

INTERIOR PLATEAUS

WESTERN HIGHLAND RIM ECOREGION

NASHVILLE BASIN ECOREGION

GREENSBURG UPLANDS ECOREGION

  • Greensburg Uplands Wet Meadow

CUMBERLAND ENCLAVE ECOREGION

  • Cumberland Enclave Wet Meadow
EASTERN HIGHLAND RIM ECOREGION

SOUTHWESTERN APPALACHIANS

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU ECOREGION

CRAB ORCHARD MOUNTAINS

SEQUATCHIE VALLEY ECOREGION

CENTRAL APPALACHIANS

CUMBERLAND MOUNTAINS

CUMBERLAND MOUNTAIN THRUSTBLOCK ECOREGION

RIDGE AND VALLEY

SOUTHERN CALCAREOUS VALLEYS ECOREGION

SHALE VALLEYS ECOREGION

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS 

MONTANE BASINS ECOREGION

SEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

METASEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

IGNEOUS MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

DOLOMITE COVES ECOREGION