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Early May: Diamorpha smallii Blooms and Portulaca smallii Appears

Diamorpha smallii Large communities of Diamorpha smallii (Elf Orpine) are now blooming at the Mitchell Mill S.N.A. and other granitic flatrock and outcrop communities in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina.   Pictured below are the typical red stems and white … Continue reading

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Diamorpha smallii (Elf Orpine) in Late Winter

The granitic flatrocks of the Mitchell Mill State Natural Area are colorful on a late winter day, with red colonies of Diamorpha smallii scattered across a background of dark green mosses and light green lichens. The plants are currently in … Continue reading

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