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Copy of The Coastal Plains

Geographic Regions Of North America Group Project.

Raven Aguon

on 16 November 2013

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The Coastal Plains
Sabreena Ler, Joyce Park, Ninna Roco & Hafsa Salman
What is the Coastal Plains?

It is a low-lying area that gently slopes into the sea. These plains stretch for about 3200 kilometres separated from the interior part of the land.

It is coming from Cape Cod while it turns west and continues alongside the end of the Gulf of Mexico (which is Mexico).
Sandy soils prevent plant growth
Plants grow in the depression, shoreline, saturated soil and marshes of the coastal plains.
Peanuts and cotton are grown for crops.
usual vegetation are mosses, shrubs, and various types of oak trees.
Depressions of the coastal plains
contain plants such as:
water shield
sweet-scented water lily
pond weeds
Shore lines of the coastal plains contain plants such as:
autumn sedge
Saturated soils of the coastal plain contain plants such as:
blue joint grass
flat topped goldenrod
Marshes of the coastal plains contain plants such as:
black choke berry
button bush
dog woods
Biography: Crossroads- A Meeting of Nations
By: Michael Cranny
"Keewellman’s Blog." Keewellman's Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2012. <http://keewellman.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/wildflowers-by-land-and-water/>.
The climate varies greatly.

Snowy and cold winters, humid and hot summers happen in the north.

The subtropical climate, which includes mild to warm winters, happen in the southern portions.

Late summer and early winter is when hurricane seasons occur and the southern portions are subject to it.
"Rhynchospora Scirpoides ~ Psilocarya Scirpoides ~ Bald Rush." Photos of Threatened and Endangered (T & E) Plant Species ~ Photo of. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2012. <http://www.kgnaturephotography.com/photos-plants-threatened-endangered/slides/Rhynchospora-scirpoides-~-Psilocarya-scirpoides-~-bald-rush-2.html>.
"North Carolina Wildflowers, Shrubs, & Trees." Aronia (chokeberry). N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2012. <http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/plants/aronia.htm>.
"Coastal Plain - Georgia Habitats." Coastal Plain - Georgia Habitats. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. <http://www.lilburnes.org/Students/Habitats/coastal_plain.htm>.
"Michigan's Natural Communities." Coastal Plain Marsh. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. <http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/communities/community.cfm?id=10670>.
Biography: Crossroads- A Meeting of Nations
By: Michael Cranny
Mostly flat or gently rolling
Contains marshes and swamps
Lies along a seacoast and slopes gently toward the sea
Terraced landscape that stair-steps down to the coast and to the major rivers
Rivers carry sediment across the plains. This sediment is left behind in places and forms floodplains, or carried to and left in river mouths to form deltas.
More than half the coastal plains is less than 30 metres above sea level
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