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Fort Fisher

Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapter

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Melanie Doyle leads us on a walk over the dunes


Sea Turtle Nest w/ Sea Oats


Uniola paniculata

sea oats

important dune stabilizer


Iva imbricata

dune marsh-elder

also plays a role in dune stabilization


Oenothera humifusa and Hydrocotyle bonariensis

seabeach or dunes evening primrose and seaside pennywort


Oenothera humifusa and Spartina patens

seabeach evening primrose and saltmeadow cordgrass


Panicum amarum

seaside panicum; bitter panicgrass

aka "messy" dune grass


Spartina patens, foreground; Spartina alterniflora in the background

saltmeadow cordgrass or marsh hay (S.patens) ; smooth cordgrass or saltmarsh cordgrass (S. alterniflora)


Phragmites australis

common reed

invasive


Typha latifolia

cattail


Juncus roemerianus

black needle rush


Cynanchum angustifolium

sand vine, gulf coast milkvine or swallow-wort

belongs to the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae)


Borrichia frutescens

sea oxeye


Sabatia stellaris

marshpink


Flower Tracks of Sabatia


Salicornia sp.

glasswort

Salicornia virginica?

mmmm…...salty


Iva frutescens, foreground; Juniperus virginiana, background

marsh elder; southern red cedar


Oenothera laciniata


Lepidium virginicum

poor man's pepper

Ilex vomitoria, yaupon holly, on the left


milkweed bug nymphs on Borrichia


Baccharis angustifolia

narrow-leaf baccharis or saltwater false willow


Atlantic Marsh Fiddler Crab


White Ibis


Opuntia humifusa

prickly-pear


Dichromena colorata and Lippia nodiflora

whitetop sedge and frog fruits (syn Phyla nodiflora)


Great Blue Heron


Kosteletzkya virginica

seashore mallow


Thanks to Melanie for sharing with us yet another treasure of the North Carolina coast!

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