Plants of Little River Canyon National Preserve

Jacksonville State University's Little River Canyon Center

This exhibit includes all photographed flowering plants on Little River Canyon National Preserve.  The photographs are provided in alphabetical order according to their scientific name.

Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)

Red Buckeye
(Aesculus pavia)

Purple Foxglove
(Agalinus purpurea)

Mimosa
(Albizia julibrisin)

Common Stargrass
(Hypoxis hirsuta)

Nodding Onion
(Allium ceruum)

Little River Onion
(Allium speculae)

Sandstone Outcrops

Smooth Alder
(Alnus serrulata)

Alligator Weed
(Alternanthera philoxeroi)

Fly-poison
(Amianthium muscitoxicum)

Wideleaf Blue-stars
(Amsonia tabemaemontana)

Wood Anemone
(Anemone quinquefolia)

Hairy Angelica
(Angelica venenosa)

Eastern Columbine
(Aquilegia canadensis)

Butterfly Weed
(Asclepias tuberosa)

White Milkweed
(Asclepias variegata)

Long-stalked Aster
(Aster dumosus)

Stiff Leaved Aster
(Aster linariifolius)

Common Clasping Aster
(Aster patens)

White-Topped Aster
(Aster paternus)

Yellow False Foxglove
(Aureolaria flava)

Blue Wild Indigo
(Baptisia australis

Creamy Wild Indigo
(Baptisia bracteata)

Midwestern Tickseed Sunflower
(Bidens aristosa)

Rayless Goldenrod
(Biglowia nutallii)

Sandstone Outcrops

Cross-vine
(Bignonia capreolata)

Woodmint
(Blephila ciliata)

French Mulberry
(Callicarpa americana)

Sweet Shrub
(Calycanthus floridus)

Tall Bellflower
(Campanula americana)

Hoary Bittercress
(Cardamine hirsuta)

Nodding Thistle
(Carduus nutens)

Spurred Butterfly Pea
(Centrosema virginianum)

Eastern Redbud
(Cercis canadensis)

Buttonbush
(Cephalanthus occidentalis)

Common Partridge Pea
(Chamaecrista fasciculata)

Devil's-bit
(Chamaelirium luteum)

White Turtlehead
(Chelone glabra)

Pipsissewa
(Chimaphila maculata)

Fringe-tree
(Chionanthus virginicus)

Grassleaf Golden Aster
(Chrysopsis graminifolia)

Maryland Golden Aster
(Chrysopsis mariana)

Spring Beauty
(Claytonia virginica)

Northern Leather Flower
(Clematis viorina)

Carolina Moonseed
(Cocculus carolinus)

Squawroot
(Conopholis americana)

Spring Coralroot
(Corallorhiza wisteriana)

Lobed Coreopsis
(Coreopsis auriculata)

Whorled Coreopsis
(Coreopsis major)

Lookout Mountain Coreopsis
(Coreopsis pulcha)

Sandstone Outcrops

Tall Coreopsis
(Coreopsis tripteris

Flowering Dogwood
(Cornus florida)

Pink Lady's Slipper
(Cypripedium acaule)

Common Ground Pine
(Dendrolycopodium obscurum)

Elf-orpine
(Diamorpha smallii)

Sandstone Outcrops

Southern Bush Honeysuckle
(Diervilla rivularis)

Virginia Buttonweed
(Diodia virginiana)

Dwarf Sundew
(Drosera brevifolia)

Sandstone Outcrops

Trailing Arbutus
(Epigaea repens)

Philadelphia Daisy
(Erigeron philadelphicus)

Common Rough Fleabane
(Erigeron strigosus)

Strawberry Bush
(Euonymus americanus)

Hollow Stem Joe-pye Weed
(Eupatorium fistulosum)

White Sankeroot
(Eupatorium rugosum)

Eastern Flowering Spurge
(Euphorbia corollata)

Threadstalk Gaura
(Gaura filpes)

Carolina Jessamine
(Gelsemium sempervirens)

Soapwort Gentian
(Gentiana saponaria)

Downy Rattlesnake Orchid
(Goodyera pubescens)

Bitterweed
(Helenium amarum)

Hairy Sunflower
(Helianthus hirsutus)

Longleaf Sunflower
(Helianthus longifolius)

Sandstone Outcrops

Small-headed Sunflower
(Helianthus microcephalus)

Eastern Rose Mallow
(Hibiscus moscheutos)

Common Bluet
(Houstonia caerulea)

Tiny Bluet
(Houstonia pusilla)

Common Stargrass
(Hypoxis hirsuta)

Orange Jewelweed
(Impatiens capensis)

Ivyleaf Morning-glory
(Ipomoea hederacea)

Common Morning Glory
(Ipomoea purpurea)

Upland Dwarf Iris
(Iris verna)

Eastern Red Cedar
(Juniperus virginiana)

American Water Willow
(Justica americana)

Red Dead Nettle
(Lamium purpureum)

Small-head Blazing Star
(Liatris microcephala)

Sandstone Outcrops

Dense Blazing Star
(Liatris spicata)

Scaly Blazing Star
(Liatris squarrosa)

Southern Blazing Star
(Liatris squarrolosa)

Carolina Lily
(Lilium michauxii)

Common Toadflax
(Linaria canadensis)

Tulip-tree
(Lirodendron tulipfera)

Hoary Puccoon
(Lithospermum canescens)

Indian Tobacco
(Lobelia inflata)

Nuttall's Lobelia
Lobelia nuttallii)

Downy Lobelia
(Lobelia puberula)

Pale-spiked Lobelia
(Lobelia spicata)

Whorled Loosestrife
(Lysimachia quadrifolia)

Northern Winged Loosestrife
(Lythrum alatum)

Umbrella Magnolia
(Magnolia tripetola)

Colonial Barbara Buttons
(Marshallia trinerva)

Chinaberry
(Melia azedarach)

Appalachian Sandwort
(Minuartia glabra)

Sandstone Outcrops

Partridge-berry
(Mitchella repens)

Wild Bergamot
(Monarda fistulosa)

Bluebottle
(Muscari neglectum)

False Garlic
(Nothoscordum bivalve)

Southern Sundrops
(Oenothera fruticosa)

Sampson's Snakeroot
(Orbexilium pedunculatum)

Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel
(Oxalis dillenii)

Price's Woodsorrel
(Oxalis priceae)

Sourwood
(Oxydendrum arboreum)

Maypops
(Passiflora incarnata)

Appalachian Mock-orange
(Philadelphus indorus)

Carolina Phlox
(Phlox carolina)

Smooth Phlox
(Phlox glaberrima)

Downy Phlox
(Phlox pilosa)

Southern Obedient Plant
(Physostegia virginiana)

Bracted Plantain
(Plantago aristata)

Yellow Fringed Orchid
(Platanthera ciliaris)

Appalachian Milkwort
(Polygala cruciata)

Dwarf Milkwort
(Polygala nana)

Common Smartweed
(Polygonum pennsylvanicum)

Bearfoot
(Polymnia uvedalia)

Self-heal
(Prunella vulgaris)

Mountain-mint
(Pycnanthemum incarnum)

Virginia Mountain-mint
(Pycnanthemum virginianum)

Maryland Meadow-beauty
(Rhexia mariana)

Alabama Azalea
(Rhododendron alabamense)

Piedmont Azalea
(Rhododendron canescens)

Pink Laurel
(Rhododendron catawbiense)

Poison Ivy
(Rhus radicans)

Climbing Prairie Rose
(Rosa setigera)

Blackberry
Rubus sp.

Orange Coneflower
(Rudbeckia fulgida)

Thinleaf Coneflower
(Rudbeckia triloba)

Wild Petunia
(Ruellia caroliniensis)

Common Marsh-pink
(Sabatia angularis)

Cumberland Rose-gentian
(Sabatia capitata)

Black Willow
(Salix nigra)

Blue Sage
(Salvia azurea)

Lyreleaf Sage
(Salvia lyrata)

Common Elderberry
(Sambucus canadensis)

Green Pitcherplant
(Sarracenia oreophila)

Endangered Species

Lizard's-tail
(Saururus cernuus)

Yellow Sunnybell
(Schoenolirion croceum)

Sandstone Outcrops

Sensitive Brier
(Schrankia microphylla)

Hyssopleaf Skullcap
(Scutellaria integrifolia)

Appalachian Ragwort
(Senecio anonymus)

Fire-pink
(Silene virginica)

Lesser Prairie Dock
(Silphium compositum)

Erect Goldenrod
(Solidago erecta)

Indian Pink
(Spigelia marilandica)

Nodding Ladies-tresses
(Spiranthes cernua)

Sandstone Outcrops

Southern Slender Ladies-tresses
(Spiranthes lacera)

Sandstone Outcrops

Common Chickweed
(Stellaria media)

Silky Camelia
(Stewartia malacodendron)

Menge's Fameflower
(Talinum mengesii)

Sandstone Outcrops

Goat's Rue
(Tephrosia virginiana)

Foamflower
(Tiarella cordifolia)

Cranefly Orchid
(Tipularia discolor)

Common Blue Curls
(Trichostema dichotomum)

Sandstone Outcrops

Red Clover
(Trifolium pratense)

White Clover
(Trifolium repens)

Catesby's Trillium
(Trillium catesbaei)

Sweet Betsy
(Trillium cuneatum)

Venus Looking Glass
(Triodanis perfoliata)

Hillside Blueberry
Vaccinium pallidum)

Common Mullein
(Verbascum thapsus)

Narrowleaf Vervain
(Verbena simplex)

Southern Crownbeard
(Verbesina occidentalis)

Tennessee Ironweed
(Veronia flaccidifolia)

Bird's Eye Speedwell
(Veronica persica)

Culver's Root
(Veronicastrum virginicum)

Wood Vetch
(Vicia caroliniana)

Common Vetch
(Vicia sativa)

Greater Perwinkle
(Vincia major)

Spearleaf Violet
(Viola hastata)

Bird's-foot Violet
Viola pedata)

Muscadine
(Vitus rotundifolia)

Yellow-eyed Grass
(Xyris difformis)

Sandstone Outcrops

Common Atamasca Lily
(Zephyranthes atamasca)

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Constructed, written and photography by Bill Garland, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

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