Kentucky Nature Preserves is seeking to document native plants, and their habitats, along roadside right-of-ways in Kentucky. Because they are typically maintained in an open state, roadsides can be important for sun-loving prairie species. Prairies and open woodlands were once much more common in Kentucky, and our roadsides can provide important refugia for species that depend on that habitat.
Our hope is that with your help, we can increase our understanding of native plants that occur on our roadsides and identify botanically important roads for conservation efforts. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
If you participate and make observations, please include multiple photographs of the plant that include flowers, fruits, arrangement of leaves (including basal leaves), and other features such as hairs. These extra photos can be helpful for species identification.