Plants

close-up of white and purple spotted bergamot blossom with bright green leaves in background
Beebalm is one of the many spring wildflowers that blooms on the park trails.
Outside of the Bathhouse Row National Historic Landmark District, Hot Springs National Park is primarily forested hills and valleys. The oak-hickory-pine forest type includes many other tree and shrub species. Wildflowers and blooming trees are especially beautiful in spring, while autumn brings many bright colors of leaves.
 
Tall grass along the side of the Grand Promenade paved trail.

Grasses

Grasses are not only a food source for some animals, but they also play an important ecological role. Learn more about grasses in the Park.

Bright green moss covers a small slope.

Mosses & Liverworts

Mosses and liverworts provide soil stabilization and help regulate soil moisture and temperature. Find out which species are in the Park.

Looking up towards the sky, the outline of tree branches is shadowed against the sky.

Trees & Shrubs

The mountains surrounding Hot Springs National Park are covered with deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Explore their world.

Water cascades over a hillside and into a thermal pool with the sun shining through trees.

Nature & Science

Learn more about the thermal springs, wildlife, plants, fire management practices and more at Hot Springs National Park.

Last updated: June 19, 2020

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Mailing Address:

101 Reserve Street
Hot Springs , AR 71901

Phone:

(501) 620-6715

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