Monthly Archives: March 2015

Saving the Narrow-leaved Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum)

The Narrow-leaved Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve var. concinnum) is a rare native aster that is protected by the State of North Carolina.  It is listed as Threatened on the North Carolina Protected Plant Species List              (http://www.ncagr.gov/plantindustry/plant/plantconserve/documents/2010protectedplants.pdf). It is also listed as … Continue reading

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Monotropa uniflora (Indian Pipe) in Winter

Monotropa uniflora is a fascinating plant whose translucent, ghostly appearance has given rise to many colorful common names like Ghost Plant, Indian Pipe, Corpse Plant, and Ice Plant.  It contains no chlorophyll and does not need sunlight, but satisfies its … Continue reading

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