By Bruce A. Sorrie
That includes over six hundred wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this simple box advisor is the 1st to target the infrequent, fragile lands and species of the Sandhills sector of the Carolinas and Georgia. characterised via longleaf pine forests, rolling hills, considerable blackwater streams, a number of significant rivers, and porous sandy soils, the Sandhills area stretches from Fayetteville, North Carolina, southwest to Columbus, Georgia, and represents the farthest strengthen of the Atlantic Ocean a few 2 million years ago.Wildflowers of the Sandhills sector is prepared through habitat, with colour tabs to facilitate effortless looking of the 9 diverse traditional groups whose crops are defined the following. Bruce A. Sorrie, a botanist with over 30 years of expertise, contains universal crops, region-specific endemics, and native rarities, each one with its personal species description, and over 540 colour photographs for simple id. the sector guide's commencing part comprises an creation to the Sandhills region's geology, soil forms, and certain courting to fireside ecology; an summary of infrequent species and current conservation efforts; a word list and key to flower and leaf buildings; and an inventory of gardens, preserves, and parklands within the Sandhills area and close by the place wildflowers should be noticeable and preferred. Wildflower fanatics naturalists alike will locate this entire consultant tremendous precious.
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Extra resources for A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Southern Gateways Guides)
Reflexed Abruptly turned downward or backward. Reflexed leaves are bent so that the tips point toward the ground. Reflexed flower bracts (Asteraceae) have outwardly bent tips. Resin dots Tiny, rounded, golden-yellow dots that usually glisten in strong light. They may be flat on a surface, in slight depressions, or slightly raised. The “resin” may or may not be sticky or fragrant. In some species, resin dots may be some other color and dull. Rhizome A thick, elongate, underground structure at the base of a stem.
Rigida Whorled Tickseed; Whorled Coreopsis Coreopsis verticillata t Cutleaf Tickseed Crocanthemum canadense t Canada Frostweed Croptilon divaricatum t Slender Scratch-daisy Crotalaria purshii Pursh’s Rattlebox Crotalaria rotundifolia Rabbitbells; Low Rattlebox Cuthbertia graminea t Slender Roseling Cyperus plukenetii Starburst Flatsedge; Plukenet’s Flatsedge Dalea pinnata var. pinnata Summer Farewell Danthonia sericea Silky Oatgrass Desmodium ciliare Littleleaf Tick-trefoil Desmodium laevigatum Smooth Tick-trefoil Desmodium nuttallii Nuttall’s Tick-trefoil Desmodium strictum Upland Slender Tick-trefoil; Pineland Tick-trefoil Desmodium viridiflorum T Velvet Tick-trefoil Elephantopus nudatus Savanna Elephant’s-foot; Pineland Elephant’s-foot Elephantopus tomentosus T Upland Elephant’s-foot Epigaea repens Trailing Arbutus Eragrostis spectabilis t Purple Lovegrass Erigeron strigosus var.
T = mentioned in text of another species; not pictured. Agalinis setacea t Threadleaf Gerardia Ageratina aromatica Small-leaved White Snakeroot Aletris farinosa T t White Colicroot Amorpha herbacea Dwarf Indigo-bush Amsonia ciliata t Fringed Bluestar Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem; Turkeyfoot Andropogon ternarius Silvery Bluestem; Splitbeard Bluestem Andropogon virginicus T Oldfield Bluestem Angelica venenosa Downy Angelica Apocynum cannabinum t Indian Hemp Aristida stricta Wiregrass Arnica acaulis t Leopard’s-bane Asclepias amplexicaulis Wavy-leaved Milkweed Asclepias humistrata t Fleshy Milkweed Asclepias tomentosa t Hairy Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa ssp.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Southern Gateways Guides) by Bruce A. Sorrie