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The Developmental Stages of the Smooth Coneflower – Echinacea laevigata

Echinacea laevigata – the Smooth Coneflower – is among the rarest plants in North America.  It is not mentioned in the B. W. Wells classic The Natural Gardens of North Carolina.  More significantly, the historic habitat of the Smooth Coneflower … Continue reading

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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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