Manus Road Cedar Glade | Tennessee Vacation

Manus Road Cedar Glade

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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