Tag Archives: Plant Conservation Program

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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Rhus michauxii – If You Burn It, They May Come

The beneficial effects of controlled burns have been discussed in a previous article: https://bwwellsassociation.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/prescribed-burns-aid-the-hoary-puccoon-lithospermum-canescens/ In that article, well planned, prescribed burns led to a large increase in numbers and a significant range extension for a population of Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens).  Rarely, prescribed … 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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