Missouri Numbers

Percentage of US landmass 2
Rank in number of native species 21
Major natural communities 16
Distinctive natural communities 85
Forest communities 15
Woodland communities 18
Annual value of wood harvesting & processing 3,000,000,000
Acres of forest lands 14,000,000
Tons of gas & dust removed yearly by a forested acre 13
Savanna communities 6
Prairie communities 12
Glade communities 5
Wetland communities 13
Miles of streams and rivers 17,000
Endangered plants and animals 306
Caves 6,300
Cave animals 900
Rank in fish species 9
Species of fish 200
Plants 3,000
Animals 20,000
Species of mammals 67
Species of ants in prairies 100
Species of bees in prairies 150
Species of native dragonflies & damselflies 130
Species of native shrubs 128
Species of woody vines 33
Species of native trees 149
Native plants possible in 40 acres of prairie 200
Species of native flowering plants 2,369
Species of birds recorded in Missouri 428
Species of birds which breed in Missouri 170
Species of native amphibians 48
Species of native turtles & tortoises 21
Species of native lizards 13
Species of native snakes 44
Species of native crayfish 32
Species of native mussels 65
George O. White State Forest Nursery each year buys:
bushels of walnuts 5,000
pounds of white oak acorns 15,000
pounds of hazelnuts 8,000
pounds of plumb seeds 600