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Central U.S. hardwood forests

    Image:Central-us-hardwood-forests-map.gif|thumb|300px|Location of the Central US hardwood forests
    The Central US hardwood forests comprise an ecoregion in eastern North America It has one of the most diverse herbaceous plant floras of ecoregions in North America

    Threats

    There is very little intact habitat in this ecoregion Although much of the area is forested these forests tend to be highly fragmented and significantly altered by development and fire supression In some areas habitat is threatened by urbanization and invasive species such as non-native privet honeysuckle and kudzu

    Significant natural areas in the ecoregion

    Tennessee
    • Cedar glades of middle Tennessee

    Kentucky
    • Mammoth Cave National Park

    Illinois
    • Cache River wetlands

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