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Heritage Day is April 8th at Rock Cliff Farm

The B. W. Wells Association will host Heritage Day at  Rock Cliff Farm, B. W. Wells State Recreation Area, 1630 Bent Road, Wake Forest, North Carolina, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Rain or Shine.  There are no admission … Continue reading

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Common Water-starwort (Callitriche heterophylla) at the Mitchell Mill S.N.A.

Contrary to most of the aquatic weeds at the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area, Common Water-starwort, Callitriche heterophylla, is a native plant and is not considered invasive.  It is a small and relatively fragile plant that inhabits the quiet pools … Continue reading

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The Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid (Malaxis unifolia) – Blooming Now in Central North Carolina

Malaxis unifolia, the Green Adder’s Mouth Orchid, is among the smallest of our native orchids, averaging about 4 to 10 inches in height.  Its small size, tiny green flowers and  single leaf make it difficult to see against the typical … Continue reading

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Sherardia arvensis – Blue Field Madder

In Part Two of The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, B. W. Wells discusses the Madder Family (the Rubiaceae, pg 185). Sometimes called the Coffee Family, for its most famous member, it also includes the Cinchona Tree, whose bark is … Continue reading

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Helianthus porteri at Mitchell Mill

In The Natural Gardens of North Carolina, B. W. Wells describes eleven major natural communities in North Carolina, each with discrete ecological habitats.  Dr. Wells also states in the introduction to the book, “Close observation within these various communities discloses … Continue reading

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