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Calystegia spithamaea ssp. stans – An Atypical Morning Glory

Calystegia spithamaea ssp. stans is an unconventional member of the Morning Glory family.   Unlike most members of the family (the Convolvulaceae), Calystegia spithamaea ssp. stans is neither an annual nor a twining vine, but a perennial with an erect growth habit.   … 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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