Characteristic Plant Species

Shrubs:

Rhododendron maximum (rhododendron)

Herbs:

Dentaria multifida (fineleaf toothwort)

Heuchera spp. (alumroot)

Iris cristata (dwarf crested iris)

Micranthes careyana (golden eye saxifrage)

Mitchella repens (partridge berry)

Sedum ternatum (three-leaved stonecrop)

Silene rotundifolia (roundleaf catchfly)

Stellaria pubera (star chickweed)

Thalictrum spp. (meadow-rue)

Ferns and Clubmosses:

Asplenium montanum (mtn spleenwort)

Asplenium pinnatifidum (lobed spleenwort)

Huperzia porophila (rock clubmoss)

Trichomanes boschianum (Appal. bristle fern)

NatureServe Communities:

  •  Cumberland Acidic Cliff and Rockhouse  (CES 202.309)

  • Southern Appalachian Spray Cliff (CES 202.288) 

Sandstone Cliff Face and Rockhouse

Rockhouse
Rockhouse

habitat

Asplenum montanum
Asplenum montanum

mountain spleenwort

Asplenum montanum
Asplenum montanum

mountain spleenwort

Asplenum montanum
Asplenum montanum

mountain spleenwort

Trichomanes boschianum
Trichomanes boschianum

Appalachian bristle fern

Trichomanes boschianum
Trichomanes boschianum

Appalachian bristle fern

Heuchera sp.
Heuchera sp.

alumroot

Silene rotundifolia
Silene rotundifolia

roundleaf catchfly

Silene rotundifolia
Silene rotundifolia

roundleaf catchfly

Mitchella repens
Mitchella repens

partridgeberry

Asplenium x trudelli
Asplenium x trudelli

Trudell's spleenwort

Waterfall spray zone
Waterfall spray zone

habitat

Thalictrum sp.
Thalictrum sp.

waterfall spray zone

Liverworts and Thalictrum sp.
Liverworts and Thalictrum sp.

waterfall spray zone

Iris cristata
Iris cristata

dwarf crested iris

Rhododendron maximum
Rhododendron maximum

rhododendron

Rhododendron maximum
Rhododendron maximum

rhododendron