Vascular Plants in Horsepasture Gorge


C. Leland Rodgers

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December – 1969


Lycopodiaceae, Selaginellaceae, Ophiioglossaceae, Osmundaceae, Polypodiaceae, Pinaceae, Cupressaceae, Typhaceae, Alismataceae, Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Araceae, Commelinaceae, Juncaceae, Liliaceae, Diosoreaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Iridaceae, Orchidaceae, Salicaceaem Myrticaceae, Juglandaceae, Betulaceae, Fagaceae, Ulmaceae, Moraceae, Urticaceae, Santalaceae, Loranthaceae, Polygonaceae, Chenopodiaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Ranunculaceae, Berberidaceae, Magnoliaceae, Annonaceae, Calycanthaceae, Lauraceae, Papaveraceae, Fumariaceae, Podostemaceae, Droseraceae, Saxifragaceae, Hamamelidaceae, Platanaceae, Rosaceae, Fabaceae, Linaceae, Oxalidaceae, Geraniaceae, Polygalaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Anacardiaceae, Aquifoliaceae, Celastraceae, Aceraceae, Balsaminaceae, Rhamnaceae, Vitaceae, Tiliaceae, Theaceae, Hypericaceae, Cistaceae, Violaceae, Passifloraceae, Melastomataceae, Onagraceae, Araliaceae, Apiaceae, Nyssaceae, Cornaceae, Clethraceae, Ericaceae, Diapensiaceae, Primulaceae, Ebenaceae, Symplocaceae, Stryracaceae, Oleaceae, Loganiaceae, Gentianaceae, Apocynaceae, Asclepiadaceae, convolvulaceae, Polemoniaceae, Boraginaceae, Verbenaceae, Phyrmaceae, Lamiaceae, Solanaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Bignoniaceae, Orobanchaceae, Plantaginaceae, Rubiaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Campanulaceae, Compositae

Horsepasture Gorge is located in Transylvania County, North Carolina and Oconee County, South Carolina. It was cut by Horsepasture River as it flowed down the face of the Blue Ridge escarpment to the Piedmont below. Although the river has an extensive headwater system, this study was confined to the gorge itself. The gorge originates where the river crosses Bohaynee (Whitewater Falls) Road and extends to its junction with Toxaway River, where the combined streams continue as Keowee River. The gorge is bounded on the west by Narrow Rock Ridge and on the east by Chestnut and Crossroads Mountains.