Plants, living organisms that typical grow in soil and use processes of photosynthesis for food production, are the most dominant form of life on Earth. Biologically diverse across many varied global environments, distinctions in plant types have been brought on by evolutionary adaptations to particular temperatures, altitudes, soils, and ecologies. The following guides have been put together for you as overviews covering the various families and types of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, mosses, and flowers that supply other organisms with essential nutrients and protection. These lists will continue to grow as we continue to illustrate and document the many varieties and functions of plants on the planet.
The Carolina Hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) prefers rocky mountain slopes at moderately high elevation with moist, well-drained soil and cool climates. These are in the Appalachian mountains, northeast Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina.Details and Downloads