Field Trip: Prairie Grove Glade
April 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Prairie Grove Glade is the largest remaining intact limestone cedar glade in north Alabama and is home to many rare plants, including two that are federally endangered. We should see the following on our trip: lyreleaf bladderpod (Paysonia lyrata) – Federally endangered 3 counties in NW AL, Alabama gladecress (Leavenworthia alabamica) – endemic to 3 or 4 counties in NW AL, TN, Tennessee milkvetch (Astragalus tennesseensis), Harper’s umbrella plant (Eriogonum harperi) – only see rosettes in the spring, limestone hedge-hyssop (Gratiola quartermanniae), Nashville breadroot (Pediomelum subacaule), limestone fameflower (Talinum calcaricum), sunnybells (Schoenolirion croceum), Gattinger’s prairie clover (Dalea gattingeri), limestone quillwort (Isoetes butleri), fleshy-fruit gladecress (Leavenworthia crassa) – Federally endangered, we may find some populations along roadsides.
Meeting Place/Time: Love’s Travel Center, 2048 State Hwy 20, Tuscumbia, AL at 10:00 AM CDT.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Lunch: Bring to eat in the field.
Facilities: At Love’s.
Leaders: Dennis Horn, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Bart Jones, email: email@example.com ph. 901-485-2745, and David Webb.