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Carolina Beach State Park

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A spring walk through a pine savanna/pocosin ecotone along the Venus Fly Trap Trail at Carolina Beach State Park


Lyonia mariana, staggerbush


Lyonia lucida, shining fetterbush

Lyonia lucida has thick evergreen leaves, as opposed to the deciduous leaves of L. mariana, as well as a lighter midrib and margins


Morella pumila, dwarf wax myrtle


Vaccinium sp.


Sarracenia flava, yellow trumpet pitcher plant

Gordonia lasianthus, loblolly bay, on the left?


Gaylussacia dumosa, dwarf huckleberry


Chrysopsis gossypina , woolly golden-aster or cottony goldenaster

syn: Heterotheca gossypina


Comparing Notes


Vaccinium stamineum, deerberry


Ilex coriacea, large gallberry or sweet gallberry


Cirsium sp.


Euphorbia ipecacuanhae, carolina ipecac


Cuscuta gronovii, dodder or love vine

parasitic annual herbaceous vine


Carphephorus paniculatus


Pityopsis graminifolia, narrowleaf silkgrass


Dionaea muscipula

what else did you expect to find on the Venus Fly Trap Trail?

last but certainly not least...so long from Carolina Beach State Park!


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