Characteristic Plant Species

 

Trees:

Acer rubrum (red maple)

Liriodendron tulipifera (yellow poplar)

Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)

Nyssa sylvatica (black gum)

Quercus alba (white oak)

Ilex opaca (American holly)

Oxydendrum arboreum (sourwood)

Shrubs:

Aronia arbutifolia (red chokeberry)

Rhododendron canescens (mtn azalea)

Rubus hispidus (swamp dewberry)

Smilax bona-nox (saw greenbrier)

Vaccinium fuscatum (black highbush blueberry)

Viburnum nudum (possumhaw)

Herbs:

Carex debilis (white edge sedge)

Medeola virginiana (Indian cucumber root)

Mitchella repens (partrige berry)

Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon's seal)

Bartonia virginica (yellow screwstem)

Ferns:

Osmunda regalis (royal fern)

Osmundastrum cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)

Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)

NatureServe Communities:

  • Central Interior Highlands and Appalachian Sinkhole & Depression

       Pond (CES 202.018)

  • Cumberland Seepage Forest (CES 202.361)

Plateau Wetlands

Vernal pool
Vernal pool

dry in the fall

Vernal pool
Vernal pool

full in the spring

Beaver dam and pond
Beaver dam and pond

Lake Dimmick

Lobelia cardinalis
Lobelia cardinalis

cardinal flower

Streambank
Streambank

habitat

Vernal pool
Vernal pool

dry in the fall

Bartonia virginica
Bartonia virginica

yellow screwstem

Red maple-black gum swamp
Red maple-black gum swamp

habitat