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Synonyms

Distribution

Vegetation Description


Physical Characterization

Natural Processes


Dominant Plants

Trees: Juniperus virginiana (eastern redcedar), *Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak); Subcanopy: N/AShrubs: Forestiera ligustrina (glade privet), Hypericum frondosum (cedar glade St. John's-wort), Opuntia cespitosa (prickly pear cactus), Rhus aromatica (fragrant sumac); Herbaceous Layer: Dalea gattingeri (Gattinger's prairie clover), *Leavenworthia stylosa (cedar glade cress), Mononeuria patula (glade sandwort), Panicum flexile (wiry panicgrass), Pediomelum subacaule (Nashville breadroot), Sedum pulchellum (stonecrop), Sporobolus vaginiflorus (poverty dropseed). 

Characteristic Plants

Leavenworthia uniflora (Michaux's glade cress)

Restricted Plants

Herbaceous Layer: Allium stellatum (glade onion), Ammoselinum popei (Pope's sand parseley), Amsonia illustris (limestone bluestar), Anemone caroliniana (Carolina anemone), *Astragalus bibullatus (Pyne's groundplum), Astragalus tennesseensis (Tennessee milkvetch), Dalea candida (white prairie clover), *Dalea foliosa (leafy prairie clover), Dalea purpurea (purple prairie clover), Echinacea simulata (wavy-leaf coneflower), Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee coneflower), Evolvulus nuttallianus (shaggy dwarf morning glory), Fimbristylis puberula (hairy fimbry), prairie gentian (Gentiana puberulenta), Helianthus occidentalis (fewleaf sunflower), Leavenworthia exigua var. exigua (Tennessee glade cress), *Leavenworthia stylosa (cedar glade cress), Leavenworthia torulosa (beaded glade cress), Liatris cylindracea (Ontario blazing star), Mirabilis ablida (white four o'clock), *Oenothera macrocarpa (Missouri primrose), Phemeranthus calcaricus (limestone fameflower), Phlox bifida (glade phlox), Polygala boykinii (Boykin's milkwort), Schoenolirion croceum (yellow sunnybells), low nutrush (Scleria verticillata), Silphium pinnatifidum (cutleaf prairie dock), Solidago gattingeri (Gattinger's goldenrod), Solidago ptarmicoides (upland white aster), Spiranthes magnicamporum (Great Plain's ladies-tresses), Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed), Stellaria fontinalis (American water chickweed), *Trifolium calcaricum (limstone glade clover).  

Invasive Species

Community Variation and Subtypes

Associated Natural Communities

Similar Communities


Presettlement Distribution and Size


Present Status

Representative Sites

Rutherford Co.: Flatrock Glades and Barrens State Natural Area (35.853737, -86.302167).

Threats


Management Considerations


Future Research Needs


Previous Studies

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