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

Sewanee Herbarium

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Jonathan P. Evans

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931-598-1304

jon.evans@sewanee.edu

 

Plant Ecology & Conservation Lab

Department of Biology

University of the South

735 University Avenue

Sewanee, TN 37383

Sewanee Herbarium

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