The flora of Alabama has been studied to such a small extent that the state is usually a blank spot on monographic county distribution maps. The works of Charles Mohr and the late R. M. Harper were voluminous and of undisputed excellence. However, the state flora is still relatively unknown. In addition to a floristic study of a portion of the state, it was believed that some interesting distribution patterns would appear if an attempt were made to correlate the distribution of the vascular plant species of Chandler Mountain and vicinity with the underlying substrates. Collections were made during the growing seasons of 1962 and 1963.