By Bruce A. Sorrie
That includes over six hundred wildflowers, flowering shrubs, and vines, this effortless box consultant is the 1st to target the infrequent, fragile lands and species of the Sandhills quarter of the Carolinas and Georgia. characterised via longleaf pine forests, rolling hills, considerable blackwater streams, numerous significant rivers, and porous sandy soils, the Sandhills sector stretches from Fayetteville, North Carolina, southwest to Columbus, Georgia, and represents the farthest enhance of the Atlantic Ocean a few 2 million years ago.Wildflowers of the Sandhills sector is prepared via habitat, with colour tabs to facilitate effortless looking of the 9 assorted traditional groups whose vegetation are defined the following. Bruce A. Sorrie, a botanist with over 30 years of expertise, comprises universal vegetation, region-specific endemics, and native rarities, each one with its personal species description, and over 540 colour images for simple identity. the sphere guide's commencing part contains an advent to the Sandhills region's geology, soil varieties, and distinct courting to fireplace ecology; an outline of infrequent species and current conservation efforts; a thesaurus and key to flower and leaf constructions; and an inventory of gardens, preserves, and parklands within the Sandhills area and within sight the place wildflowers should be obvious and preferred. Wildflower fanatics naturalists alike will locate this complete advisor super precious.
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Extra info for A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Southern Gateways Guides)
Close inspection of mountain-mint flowers reveals intricate shapes (like an orchid) and bold spotting. This species differs from others in our region by its lack of (or faint) pungent minty odor and by its headlike flower clusters. Inhabits dryish to moist longleaf pinelands, savannas, and streamhead margins. Ranges on the Coastal Plain from se VA to n FL and s AL; disjunct to sw NC; c TN. LATE JUNE–SEPT.
Inhabits dry to seasonally moist, loamy sand soil of flats, pea swales, and savannas within longleaf pinelands. Ranges from c NC to c GA, nw FL, and se AL. 5v (30–75 cm) tall, smooth to pubescent. 6w (2–4 cm) wide, acute-tipped, tapering to the base, smooth or with short, appressed, roughish hairs, margins toothed, in some plants also deeply lobed. Midstem and upper leaves are much smaller and sessile. 3w (8 mm) across, ray flowers white, about 2 mm long, disc flowers creamy white. As its name suggests, this plant (and its close relatives) was used medicinally to treat fevers, including malaria, and to reduce inflammation of the urinary tract.
Sinuate With a wavy or undulating margin or surface. Spadix A dense spike of flowers produced by members of the arum family (Araceae). Spathe A bract (or pair of bracts) that encloses or surrounds a flower or group of flowers. Spathes are prominent features of the arum family (Araceae), the dayflower family (Commelinaceae), and the blue-eyedgrasses (Iridaceae). Stellate Starlike or star-shaped; usually referring to hairs that have several spreading branches from a central point. Stipule A small, leaflike appendage, usually paired, at the base of a leafstalk.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region: North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Southern Gateways Guides) by Bruce A. Sorrie