Manus Road Cedar Glade

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From I-24 exit 81 B and go about one quarter mile on Church St. and turn right on S. Rutherford Blvd. and then proceed approximately two miles and then turn right on Bradyville Pike and go east for about five miles then turn left on Manus Rd. and go about two miles.


Manus Road is a 15-acre natural area in Rutherford County about 10 miles east of Murfreesboro. It supports a high quality limestone cedar glade with rare and endemic plants that include the federally endangered Pyne's ground plum, evolvulus and Tennessee milk-vetch. The Manus population of Pyne's ground plum is only one of three known populations, all within a 12-mile radius of Murfreesboro. The population is comprised of colonies scattered throughout this area. The natural area is largely open glades in shallow soil and limestone outcropping. Some small barrens areas with perennial grasses like little bluestem and various forbs are scattered about the site.

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Subregion: Middle Tennessee