Characteristic Plant Species

 

Trees:

Quercus alba (white oak)

Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)

Quercus velutina (black oak)

Quercus coccinea (scarlet oak)

Carya glabra (pignut hickory)

Carya pallida (sand hickory)

Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)

Acer rubrum (red maple)

Nyssa sylvatica (black gum)

Sassafras albidum (sassafras)

Oxydendron arboreum (sourwood)

Prunus serotina (black cherry)

Shrubs:

Vaccinium (blueberry)

Viburnum acerifolium(mapleleaf viburnum)

Vines:

Parthenocissus quinquefolia (VA creeper)

Smilax (greenbrier)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Vitis (grape)

Herbs:

Carex (sedges)

Chimaphila maculata (striped wintergreen)

Dichanthelium (rosette grasses)

Ipomea pandurata (wild sweet potato)

Houstonia (bluets)

Arundinaria appalachiana (hillcane)

NatureServe Communities:

  • Allegheny-Cumberland Dry Oak Forest and Woodland (CES 202.359) 

  • Southern Appalachian Low Elevation Pine Forest (CES 202.332)

Plateau Surface

Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

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Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

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Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

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Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat - east side of Dick Cove

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Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat - east side of Dick Cove

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Long-term veg plot
Long-term veg plot
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Long-term veg plot
Long-term veg plot
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Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

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Quercus montana
Quercus montana

chestnut oak

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Chestnut oak saplings
Chestnut oak saplings
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Sassafras sprouts
Sassafras sprouts
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Houstonia caerulea
Houstonia caerulea

bluets

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Vitis sp.
Vitis sp.

wild grape

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Stewartia ovata
Stewartia ovata

mountain camellia

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Cornus florida
Cornus florida

flowering dogwood

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Ipomea pandurata
Ipomea pandurata

wild sweet potato

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Deer exclosure
Deer exclosure

deer herbivory study

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Sapling inventory
Sapling inventory

deer herbivory study

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Oak saplings
Oak saplings

light gap

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Arundinaria appalachiana
Arundinaria appalachiana

Appalachian hillcane

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Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

Thomas Walters collecting data

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Arundinaria appalachiana
Arundinaria appalachiana

Applalachian hillcane

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Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

fire treatment

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Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

fire treatment

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Hillcane in the winter
Hillcane in the winter
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Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot
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Tipularia discolor
Tipularia discolor

cranefly orchid

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Controlled burn
Controlled burn
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Tornado blowdown
Tornado blowdown

habitat - disturbance

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Phytolacca and Erechtites
Phytolacca and Erechtites

recent light gap

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