Date of Award


Degree Type

Honors Paper



First Advisor

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.

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