Alabama Ketona Glade and Woodland

Alabama Ketona Glade and Woodland consists of open glades and rocky woodlands with scattered trees. These habitats occur on slopes of Ketona dolomite found in Bibb County, in central Alabama, near the Little Cahaba River. The vegetation includes zones dominated by grasses and herbs, shrubs, and open stands of trees, which occur on thin soils or outcrops of limestone-like rock called Ketona dolomite. Eastern red-cedar, chinquapin oak, longleaf pine, Alabama croton, dwarf palmetto, and maidenbush are the dominant woody plants in these woodlands. Eight rare endemic plants (found nowhere else) make this habitat important for conservation. For more information, see NatureServe Explorer.

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