• 18th century tents are set up in a lane.

    Cowpens

    National Battlefield South Carolina

Invasive Plants

Golden Bamboo

Golden Bamboo

Of the 536 species of plants at the park, 151 of them are non-native.

 
Chinese Privet

Chinese Privet

Invasive plants are non-native plants whose growth habits are highly threatening to native plant life. Invasive plants lower ecosystem biodiversity by monopolizing soil nutrients, water, and changing habitat types.

 
Autumn Olive

Autumn Olive

Some of the most aggressive, and notable invasive species in the park include Phyllostachys aurea (Golden bamboo), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn olive), Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle—right), Rosa multiflora (Multiflora rose), Ligustrum spp. (Privet), and Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass).

Did You Know?

USS Cowpens, CVL-25 and CG-63

Two ships were named for the Battle of Cowpens, CVL-25, a WWII light aircraft carrier, and CG-63, a guided missile cruiser.