An Undescribed Cedar Glade Community in Middle Tennessee


Jerry M. Baskin

Additional Authors:

Carol C. Baskin


June – 1977


Cedare, glade, Tennessee, Andropogon, scoparius

Frequency distribution of the plant species and soil depth determinations are presented for a previously undescribed plant community in the Middle Tennessee cedar glades. <em>Andropogon scoparius</em> was the dominant species; its frequency of occurrence in 140 1-M2 quadrats was 99.3%. Ninety-three other species, including seven cedar glade endemics, occurred in the community. Of the 574 soil depth determinations, 98.8% were 25 cm or less, which corresponds to soil depth in other cedar glade communities previously described.