Clemson Herbarium Research Project

Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary


In 2007 the Clemson Herbarium began a multi-year project to collect, identify and document the vascular flora of the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary.  This 3,154 acre preserve is located along the Savannah River in Aiken county, South Carolina, just south of North Augusta.  The preserve includes upland pine forest, hardwood bottomlands, fields, lakes and streams and is typical of much of the Coastal Plain of the Carolinas and Georgia. The wide variety of habitats contained within Silver Bluff offers spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities and the site boasts a checklist with over 200 bird species, including endangered Wood Storks. For more information about visiting Silver Bluff, please click Silver Bluff Audubon Center.

Plant specimens are collected in duplicate at Silver Bluff, with one voucher specimen housed at the Clemson Herbarium and the second remaining at Silver Bluff as part of a teaching collection.

To download a printable version of a preliminary plant list, please click here: Silver Bluff Plant List.

To view a an enlarged map indicating the collection areas within the preserve, please click on the small map below.

Silver Bluff Map Thumb 

For more information about the Silver Bluff project, please contact Dixie Z. Damrel by e-mail at ddamrel@clemson.edu or by telephone at 864-656-7234.