Included here is the eastern parts of the Baltic republics, most of Belorussia (except some western parts), most of the Ukrain (except the southwestern part of southern Crimea) and the lower Danube Lowlands. In the north it extends to the conifer forests of Northern Europe and in the south it extends to the northern shores of the Black Sea (except for the southern shore of the Crimea) and includes the northern and eastern shores of the Sea of Azov. In the southeast it extends to the River Volga but further north it stretches as far as the southern Ural Mountains.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 322 species in 143 genera and 45 families. There is one endemic genus (marked red) but no endemic families.
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