Green Swamp and Boiling Spring Lakes
Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapterSaturday, 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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