Characteristic Plant Species

Trees:

Amelanchier arborea (serviceberry)

Berchemia scandens (Alabama supplejack)

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)

Carya carolinae-septentrionalis (southern shagbark hickory)

Celtis tenuifolia (dwarf hackberry)

Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud)

Fraxinus quadrangulata (blue ash)

Juniperus virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Ostrya virginiana (American hophornbeam)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Rhamnus caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)

Rhus aromatica (fragrant sumac)

Sideroxylon lycioides (buckthorn)

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (coralberry) 

Ulmus alata (winged elm)

Vines:

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Lonicera dioica (limber honeysuckle)

Herbs:

Brachyelytrum erectum (bearded shorthusk)

Desmodium spp. (tick-trefoil)

Dichanthelium boscii (Bosc's panicgrass)

Elymus hystrix (bottlebrush grass)

Eryngium yuccifolium (rattlesnake master)

Manfreda virginica (eastern agave)

Matelea carolinensis (maroon carolina milkvine) 

Scleria oligantha (littlehead nutrush)

Ruellia humilis (wild petunia)

Salvia lyrata (lyreleaf sage)

Zizia aptera (heartleaved meadow parsnip)

Ferns:

Asplenium ruta-muraria (wallrue)

Pellaea atropurpurea (purple cliffbrake)

Polypodium polypodioides (resurrection fern)

NatureServe Communities:

  • Central Interior Highlands Calcareous Glades and Barrens (CES 202.691)

  • Southern Interior Calcareous Cliff (CES 202.356)

Limestone Outcrop and Glade

Limestone outcrop
Limestone outcrop

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Limestone outcrop
Limestone outcrop

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Manfreda virginica
Manfreda virginica

false aloe

Berberis canadensis
Berberis canadensis

American barberry

Berberis canadensis
Berberis canadensis

American barberry

Primula meadia
Primula meadia

shooting star

Aspenium resiliens
Aspenium resiliens

black-stem spleenwort

Pleopeltis polypodioides
Pleopeltis polypodioides

resurrection ferns on limestone

Rhus aromatica
Rhus aromatica

fragrant sumac

Ruellia humilis
Ruellia humilis

fringeleaf wild petunia

Pellaea atropurpurea
Pellaea atropurpurea

purple cliffbrake

Juniperus virginiana
Juniperus virginiana

eastern red cedar

Limestone outcrop
Limestone outcrop

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Limestone ridge
Limestone ridge

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Limestone glade
Limestone glade

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