PinkMonkey Online Study Guide-Biology
The forest community shows the following stratifications:
The upper stratum, which is at the top,
consists of the tallest tree layer forming a discontinuous roof-like
canopy from 25 to 100 feet in height.
The middle stratum includes woody shrubs
and bushes producing close to the ground forming a kind of close
canopy about 15 feet in height.
The lower stratum, which consists of
grasses and herbs of nonwoody plants..
The bottom stratum, or ground stratum
which consists of mosses and liverworts associated with dead
leaves and other substances rich in organic matter.
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