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Eggert’s sunflower ~ KSNPC photo by Heather Housman

Springhouse Barrens State Nature Preserve

Location: Hardin County
Size: 54 acres
Access: Access for research onlyResearch Only

Owner:
* Private Landowner
Manager:
* KSNPC
Purchased with Assistance of:  
* Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund

Link to Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund
 
Springhouse Barrens is located roughly a half-mile north of the Eastview Barrens State Nature Preserve in western Hardin County. Dedicated Sept. 8, 2004, the 54-acre preserve contains a highly significant limestone barrens and glade community and supports a wide variety of grassland species, including the state-endangered Prairie gentian (Gentiana puberulenta) and state-threatened Eggert’s sunflower (Helianthus eggertii). 

This site is privately owned and is not open to the public except during a commission-sponsored event. Research may be conducted by written permission.