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Dedicated Oct. 24, 1990, Flat Rock Glade State Nature Preserve was originally a 65-acre natural area in Simpson County. An additional four acres were acquired as buffer acreage and were dedicated on March 11, 1994. On December 5, 2000, another 30 acres adjacent to the existing preserve were added. The preserve's name describes the large expanses of limestone bedrock that outcrop at the surface and form openings in the oak-hickory woods. The glades support seven rare plant species including limestone fameflower (Talinum calcaricum), which is only known from two sites in Kentucky.

Access is by written permission only.

Access Type: Research Only
County: Simpson
Region: Western Region
Size: 99 acres
Owner: Office of Kentucky Nature Preserves

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