Characteristic Plant Species


Acer saccharum (sugar maple)

Carya carolinae-septentrionalis (southern shagbark hickory)

Carya glabra (pignut hickory)

Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)

Crataegus spp. (hawthorn)

Fraxinus biltmoreana (white ash)

Liriodendron tulipifera (tuliptree)

Ostrya virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus coccinea (scarlet oak)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rhus aromatica (fragrant sumac)

Ulmus alata (winged elm)

Viburnum rufidulum (rusty blackhaw)


Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)

Campsis radicans (trumpet creeper)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)


Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Bromus pubescens (hairy woodland brome)

Carex oxylepis (sharpscale sedge)

Dichanthelium boscii (Bosc's panicgrass)

Galium spp. (bedstraw)

Hexastylis arifolia (little brown jug)

Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)

Scleria oligantha (littlehead nutrush)

Smallanthus uvedalius (hairy leafcup)

Phacelia bipinnatifida (fernleaf phacelia)

Polygonatum biflorum (solomon's seal)

Polymnia laevigata (Tennessee leafcup)

Polypodium appalachianum (Appalachian polypody)

Solidago auriculata (eared goldenrod)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Tradescantia subaspera (zigzag spiderwort)

Vernonia flaccidifolia (Tennessee ironweed)

Viola spp. (Violet)

NatureServe Communities:

  • Southern Interior Low Plateau Dry-Mesic Oak Forest (CES 202.898)

  • Southern Ridge and Valley/Cumberland Dry Calcareous Forest (CES 202.457)

Upper and Lower Slope Dry

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