Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri Essay

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Warsaw, Missouri holds the record for both the coldest and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Missouri ("Missouri Facts and Trivia"). The temperate deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna. The climate of Missouri and the temperate deciduous forest is similar in terms of precipitation and temperature. The average annual …show more content…
The soil in the temperate deciduous forest is very good with thick humus (Bailey). The state soil of Missouri is menfro ("Menfro--Missouri State Soil"). Menfro is fertile enough to produce corn, soybeans, small grains, tobacco, and other vegetables and fruits ("Menfro--Missouri State Soil"). Obviously, menfro is very a fertile soil so one can conclude that it may be a temperate deciduous forest soil. Fertile soil leads to plentiful vegetation so with similar soils, one can deduce that both regions have similar plant life. The plant life in Missouri and the temperate deciduous forest are extremely similar. Some trees in Missouri include pines, spruces, oaks, maples, and hickories ("Trees, Shrubs and Vines"). The temperate deciduous forest trees include oaks, maples, beeches, and hickories (T). Notice that both places have oak, maple, and hickory trees. This shows that Missouri is in the temperate deciduous biome. Flowers that inhabit Missouri could be velvetleaf, dutchman’s breeches, redbuds, wrinkleleaf goldenrod, and many, many others ("Abutilon theophrasti Medik. velvetleaf"; "Species List"; "Dutchman's Breeches"; "Cercis canadensis L. eastern redbud"; "Solidago rugosa Mill. wrinkleleaf goldenrod" ). Missouri belongs in the temperate

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