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Evergreen shrub bogs or "pocosins" are characteristic and are found on flat, poorly-drained uplands between major streams.
Ecoregions of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (EPA)
The carnivorous Venus fly traps (Dionaea muscipula) are native to some of the pocosins and peat bogs of Ecoregion 63 in the Carolinas.
Pine flatwoods, pine savannas, freshwater marshes, pond pine woodlands, pocosins, and some sandhill communities were once common.
The vegetation of the high and low pocosins contains a dense shrub layer, along with stunted pond pine, swamp red bay, and sweet bay.
Undrained coastal lowlands and tidally influenced river margins support tidal marshes, swamps, floodplain forests, and pocosins.
Carolina bays and pocosins are abundant in some areas.
Undrained shallow depressions in savannas form upland bogs or pocosins, in which evergreen shrubs predominate.
Short pocosins have tress that are less than 20 feet tall.
Tall pocosins have trees that are over 20 feet tall.
Today, timber harvesting, peat mining, and phosphate mining join agriculture as the biggest threats to the remaining undisturbed pocosins.
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