Date of Award
David A. Breil, Ph.D.
The headwaters of Cornelius Creek support a rich flora characteristic of seepage areas at high altitudes on north facing slopes f the central Blue Ridge Mountains. In the two acres studied, three ecological habitats were encountered; a dry forested tract, a wet forested tract, and an open glade. Some of the species of vascular plants which are present are representative of a more northern flora. One hundred and twenty vascular plants and twenty-five bryophytes were collected and deposited in the herbaria at the Peaks of Otter and Longwood College.
Dalmas, Thelma H., "The Flora of the Headwaters of Cornelius Creek, Botetourt County, Virginia" (1972). Theses & Honors Papers. 431.