From Murfreesboro, proceed approximately two miles north of the Veterans Hospital on Highway 231. Walterhill State Natural Area is just before the Stones River on the right.
Walterhill Floodplain State Natural Area is a 34-acre natural area in Rutherford County. It is uniquely different from most natural areas in that it is primarily comprised of an agricultural field. Its main function as a natural area is to protect, maintain, and restore a healthy population of a rare plant species, the Stones River bladderpod (Lesquerella stonensis), which grows along the floodplains of Stones River from which it takes its name.
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