With tens of thousands of acreage, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and its environs, have enormous amounts, and different types of plant life. There are large meadows and dense forest areas. Even in the wetlands areas, one will discover vast amounts of algae, moss and lily pads.

In numbers, there are close to 1000 species of plants in the Cuyahoga Valley. There are many types of plants that are very rare, and visiting the area affords one the possibility to observe and study them.

Because the Cuyahoga Valley has very moderate amount of precipitation, it lends itself to being home to dozens of species of trees that require medium amounts of water. Some of the more common examples of trees that one will encounter in the region are the Oak, Maple, Beech, Pine and Spruce.

Two centuries ago, when residents of the eastern states started settling in the Cuyahoga Valley, the area was used very often for farming. This would supply the several large mills in the area, and proved to be a huge economic boost for the region, as the Cuyahoga Valley sits beside the Ohio and Erie Canal.

In recent decades, the amount of agricultural endeavors in the area has drastically decreased. However, one can still see dozens of farming areas in, or around, the Cuyahoga Valley.

Due to the change in demographics in the area, there have been numerous types of plants that have been brought in to the Cuyahoga Valley from the outside. Most of these plants do not pose any threat to the new ecosystem in which they now call home. However, there are some species of plant life which actually disturb the inner workings of the local habitat. There is a program of volunteers who are dedicated to getting rid of all these types of plants, so as to boost the overall status of the region. With a more stable plant life, every species will benefit.