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

Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat

Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat - east side of Dick Cove

Upland oak-hickory
Upland oak-hickory

habitat - east side of Dick Cove

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

habitat

Quercus montana
Quercus montana

chestnut oak

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

bluets

Vitis sp.
Vitis sp.

wild grape

Stewartia ovata
Stewartia ovata

mountain camellia

Cornus florida
Cornus florida

flowering dogwood

Ipomea pandurata
Ipomea pandurata

wild sweet potato

Deer exclosure
Deer exclosure

deer herbivory study

Sapling inventory
Sapling inventory

deer herbivory study

Oak saplings
Oak saplings

light gap

Arundinaria appalachiana
Arundinaria appalachiana

Appalachian hillcane

Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

Thomas Walters collecting data

Arundinaria appalachiana
Arundinaria appalachiana

Applalachian hillcane

Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

fire treatment

Hillcane plot
Hillcane plot

fire treatment

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

cranefly orchid

Controlled burn
Controlled burn
Tornado blowdown
Tornado blowdown

habitat - disturbance

Phytolacca and Erechtites
Phytolacca and Erechtites

recent light gap