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A Variety of Autumn Colors at Falls Lake

As a shade loving, understory tree, Carpinus caroliniana, known as American Hornbeam or Ironwood, is rarely seen as a colorful autumn tree.  But given the right circumstances, particularly enough sun, the normal pale yellow leaves can be replaced by bright red.  The … Continue reading

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Picture Creek Diabase Barrens

Last weekend, members of the B. W. Wells Association and the Friends of Plant Conservation toured the Picture Creek Diabase Barrens in Granville County, North Carolina.  The field trip was sponsored by Rob Evans and the state Plant Conservation Program and … Continue reading

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Fragrant Sumac and Spring Colors

It is usually a surprise to find Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) blooming in the early spring in the Piedmont of North Carolina. It is a relatively rare plant in the Falls Lake area and generally occurs in small, fragmented populations. … Continue reading

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