The forest of Bandhavgarh is classified as Tropical Moist Deciduous Type and are predominently Sal with associates Saja and Arjun (Terminalia spp.), Lendia (Lagerstroemia spp.), Salai (Boswelia spp.), Bija (Pterocarpus spp.) and Mahua (Madhuca spp.). Bamboo is fond in the slopes and has extenisve distribution in the core zones.
The marshy grasslands in basins of rivulets are unique to Bandhavgarh and are habitat of number of species of grasses. The meadows known as bohera in local dialect support high density of population of herbivores hence popular hunting grounds for tigers.
Woody climbers Butea superba, Bauhinia vahlii, Gulheri (Spatholobus roxburghii) are present in thepark along with large numbers of herbs and shrubs. The tremendous floral diversity forms and excellent habitat for myriads of life forms not found in broken ecosystems elsewhere in central India.
Other tree species are:
Indian Ghost Tree
The preserve comprises of number of niche habitats where unique vegetaion flourishes one such example is the insectivorous plant Drosera.