Shade-loving Plants

Cascadilla Gorge: Ithaca's Most Traveled Gorge

Shade-loving Plants

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


There are two distinct plant habitats in this relatively small gorge. The slope next to you does not receive direct sunlight because it faces north. Plants that prefer shade and moist soil such as ferns, mosses, purple flowering raspberry, hemlock, mountain maple, and striped maple grow here. Cornell Botanic Gardens staff and volunteers work hard to keep these gorge habitats healthy by removing invasive species and replacing them with native plants, which provide food and habitat for wildlife.

To learn more ways Cornell Botanic Gardens staff protect and enhance biodiversity, take the Sustainable Landscapes Trail Pocketsights Tour.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Cascadilla Gorge: Ithaca's Most Traveled Gorge


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