The Flatwoods & Savannah habitat is dominated by tall longleaf pine trees that can reach up to 120 feet. Low and flat, this area has poorly drained soils with frequent swampy areas or wet prairies. Flatwoods start just above the tide line (where salt water can't reach) and extends inland up to about 130 feet above sea level. This longleaf pine habitat type has the highest diversity of ground cover of herbs and shrubs. Since the soils are relatively poorly drained and have low levels of available nutrients, numerous species of orchids and carnivorous plants are common. This type of habitat depends on fire about every 3-5 years to maintain a healthy ecosystem.