A Correction in the Naming of the Cranberry Glades In West Virginia


David L. Edens

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December – 1972


December – 1972

Cranberry Glades, West Virginia, has been of interest to scientists and nature lovers since the nineteenth century. Apparently the first scientific information on the area was published by A. B. Brooks in 1911. Several articles have since been written about this unique bog, the most significant being that by H. Clayton Darlington in 1943. An examination of the more recent literature reveals a mistake in the naming of two glades-Flag Glade and Round Glade. These glades are the second largest (28 acres) and the smallest (8 acres) of the four now recognized. The object of this paper is to clarify the naming of these glades in this important botanical area.