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Seeps

Seeps are herbaceous-dominated saturated wetlands generally associated with moderate to steep slopes. They generally have shallow, gravelly soils or they may nearly lack soil altogether. Broadleaf herbs and sedges often form the dominant vegetation in seeps. Shrubs and trees are sparse or absent due to shallow soils. Seeps may be fed by mineral-rich, alkaline groundwater or by mineral-poor, acidic groundwater. Some seeps are similar to and difficult to distinguish from fens and bogs. 

SOUTHEASTERN PLAINS

TRANSITION HILLS 

  • Transition Hills Seep
BLACK BELT
  • Black Belt Clay Seep

INTERIOR PLATEAUS

WESTERN HIGHLAND RIM ECOREGION

NASHVILLE BASIN ECOREGION

CUMBERLAND ENCLAVE ECOREGION

  • Cumberland Enclave Calcareous Gravel Seep
EASTERN HIGHLAND RIM ECOREGION

SOUTHWESTERN APPALACHIANS

CUMBERLAND PLATEAU ESCARPMENT ECOREGION

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

DISSECTED RIDGES ECOREGION

SANDSTONE RIDGES ECOREGION

BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS 

SEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

METASEDIMENTARY MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

IGNEOUS MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

AMPHIBOLITE MOUNTAINS ECOREGION

MONTANE BASINS ECOREGION

DOLOMITE COVES ECOREGION