Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sesbania vesicaria (Bagpod) at Falls Lake, North Carolina

Primarily a Coastal Plain plant that thrives in ditches and wet, disturbed areas, Bagpod – Sesbania vesicaria – is a relative newcomer to the Falls Lake area. Populations of this tall, gangly, woody annual have gradually been moving inland and … Continue reading

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Late Fall Germination of Diamorpha smallii (Elf Orpine)

It is early on a bright, sunny morning in late November on the granitic flatrocks of the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area. Following a hard overnight freeze, sheets of ice cover the depression pools formed on the surface of the … Continue reading

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