This preserve features a globally rare wetland community referred to as a mafic fen. These communities are very limited in Virginia and are characterized by shrubby or herbaceous vegetation, groundwater flow from springs and magnesium-rich soils. Numerous rare species occur here including tuberous grass-pink, ten-angle pipewort, large-leaved grass-of-parnassus, queen-of-the-prairie, sticky false-asphodel and Canada burnet. This property occurs at the headwaters of a small stream system that supports other examples of this globally rare wetland community. It is hoped that additional occurrences of this wetland community will receive protection.
This preserve has no public access facilities. Access by arrangement with Steward.
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Southwest Regional Supervisor
Galax, Virginia 24333 Phone: