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Cedar Glade Endemic

Cedar glades are openings in naturally forested regions where the rocky soil (underlaid by limestone bedrock) is too shallow to support woody vegetation.  Plants in glade habitat are subject to changing stresses during the year, with soil conditions typically very wet in late winter and early spring yet extremely dry in late summer.

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cedar-glade-wet

A Tennessee cedar glade in June, when conditions are still moist.

Cedar Glade Dry

The same cedar glade in very early spring.

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