Monthly Archives: January 2013

Symplocos tinctoria (Sweetleaf) on the Zeagle’s Rock Trail

Symplocos tinctoria (Sweetleaf, Horsesugar) is a large semi-evergreen shrub that is rare in the Piedmont of  North Carolina, but common on the Coastal Plain.  It occurs occasionally in the Falls Lake area and at Rockcliff Farm.  Small numbers can be … Continue reading

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Helianthus porteri in Alexander County with Notes on Protected Status

Rocky Face Mountain is a low elevation granitic dome lying in the upper Piedmont region of Alexander County, North Carolina.  Helianthus porteri (Porter’s Sunflower) is found here in great abundance, its late fall golden yellow blooms dominating the flora of … Continue reading

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