King's Meadow lies in the midst of a cut-over mixed-coniferous forest with ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, white fir, Abies concolor, incense cedar, Calocedrus decurrens, and yew, Taxus brevifolia, conspicuous.
Within the meadow is a sphagnum bog, a rather uncommon community in the Sierra, particularly in the mid-elevations. Two carnivorous plants, sundew, Drosera rotundifolia, and bladderwort, Utricularia vulgaris, occur here. Several plants that normally are found in the North Coast Ranges are present in this area; among them are the deer fern, Blechnum spicant, and salal, Gaultheria ovatifolia.
Integrity: The surrounding forest has been logged.
Inventory of California Natural Areas
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