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Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes

Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapter

Saturday, May 21, 2011

David McAdoo led this field trip for our chapter and the Triangle Orchid Society.


Colic-root, Aletris farinosa


Savannah Iris, Iris tridentata


Two beauties together: Savannah Iris and Colic-root


Grass Pink, Calopogon pallidus

Despite its species name (pallidus means "pale"), the flowers can be deep pink to magenta. The reflexed lateral petals are a better field mark.


Sarracenia flava, Yellow Pitcherplant


Purple Pitcherplant, Sarracenia purpurea


Hooded Pitcherplant, Sarracenia minor

This beautiful pitcherplant is endangered in NC. It is easily identified by its "hooded" pitcher. The small white spots are translucent and apparently confuse trapped insects, who mistake the light filtering through for an exit.


Tread Softly, Cnidoscolus stimulosus

Tread Softly gets its common name from the stinging hairs that cover the plants,


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