Upper and Lower Slope Mesic

Characteristic Plant Species

Trees:

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)

Aesculus flava (yellow buckeye)

Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)

Celtis occidentalis (common hackberry)

Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

Fraxinus biltmoreana (white ash)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak)

Tilia americana (American basswood)

Shrubs:

Asimina triloba (pawpaw)

Cercis canadensis (eastern redbud)

Lindera benzoin (spicebush)

Staphylea trifolia (American bladdernut)

Euonymus americanus (Amer. strawberry bush)

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)

Viburnum rufidulum (rusty blackhaw)

Arundinaria gigantea (river cane)

Vines:

Isotrema macrophylla (pipevine)

Smilax spp. (sawbrier)

Bignonia capreolata (crossvine)

Herbs:

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Claytonia virginica (Virginia springbeauty)

Delphinium tricorne (dwarf larkspur)

Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's breeches)

Hydrophyllum canadense (bluntleaf waterleaf)

Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple)

Polymnia laevigata (Tennessee leafcup)

Phacelia bipinnatifida (fernleaf phacelia)

Phlox divaricata (wild blue phlox)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Tradescantia subaspera (zigzag spiderwort)

Trillium spp. (trillium)

Viola spp. (violet) 

Anemone acutiloba (sharp-lobed hepatica)

Epifagus virginiana (beechdrops)

Hexastylis arifolia (little brown jug)

Sanicula spp. (black snakeroot)

NatureServe Communities:

  • South-Central Interior Mesophytic Forest (CES 202.887)

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Plant Ecology & Conservation Lab

Department of Biology

University of the South

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Sewanee, TN 37383

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