Lynn Overlook is the second one on the scenic drive from Alabama Highway 35. It has a long driveway through a sandstone rock glade. This rock glade is one of the best examples in the Preserve and is the easiest to access on the rim drive.
This is a fantastic place to bring the kids and let them explore, learn and discover an amazing array of plants and insects.
Elf Orphine is a small red plant about an inch tall. The flower usually blooms with the onset of the spring rains.
Little River Onion is a perennial herb with typical onion shape and odor. The bell shaped flower is white with a pink tinge. It is leafless and has a cluster of 15-25 flowers on top. This plant is extremely rare outside of the Little River area, and was a candidate for the threatened and endangered species protection.
Several varieties of Coreopsis including some rare species are found here. The flowers are yellow with serrated tips.
Rare to Alabama, but found at Little River Canyon, is the Nuttalls Rayless Goldenrod. It has a flat topped yellow flower on a ten inch stalk. The best habitat for this plant is among sandstone boulders, flat areas, and ledges, mixed with dense patches of plants, scattered, stunted trees and shrubs, and lichens.
When you have identified all the plants, sit down and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Last updated: January 17, 2018