Logo Buck Creek Serpentine Barrens, Clay Co., NC
July 2016
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Mid July

White_Bergamot
White Bergamot, aka Basil Bee Balm   (Monarda clinopodia)




Coral_Fungus
One of the Coral fungi (Clavariaceae)




Phlox
Carolina Phlox   (Phlox carolina)




Black-eyed_Susan
Black-eyed Susan   (Rudbeckia hirta)




Millipede
Spirobolid Millipede




Rhododendron

Great Rhododendron, aka Rosebay Rhododendron   (Rhododendron maximum)


Rhododendron





Heal-All
Heal-all, aka Self-heal   (Prunella vulgaris)




Sunflower
Whorled Coreopsis   (Coreopsis major var. rigida)




Whorled_Milkweed
Whorled Milkweed   (Asclepias verticillata)




Barrens_view
Barrens view




Indian_Paint_Brush
Indian Paint Brush   (Castilleja coccinea)
A mostly western genus, this is one of only three species native to the eastern US.





Sabatia
Rose Pink   (Sabatia angularis)




Featherbells

Eastern Featherbells   (Stenanthium gramineum)


Featherbells



Featherbells
This was the first time I had encountered this plant.


Featherbells
The tall stalk and relatively large flowers were very striking.


Featherbells
The tallest plant reached about four feet high.




Liatris
Blazing Star   (Liatris sp.),   just starting to bloom




Buck_Creek_rhododenrons
Rhododendrons along Buck Creek




Shooting_Creek_overlook
Shooting Creek overlook, view towards Hiawassee, GA



Late July

Turks_Cap_Lily
Turk's Cap Lily  (Lilium superbum)




Polygala_curtissii

Curtiss' Milkwort   (Polygala curtissii)


Polygala_curtissii





Solidago
One of the Goldenrods   (Solidago sp.)



Platanthera_cilaris

Yellow (aka Orange) Fringed Orchid   (Platanthera cilaris)


Platanthera_cilaris





Indian_Paint_Brush
Another Indian Paint Brush




Big_Bluestem
Big Bluestem   (Andropogon gerardi)   seedheads




Liatris
Blazing Star   (Liatris sp.)
Unfortunately this Liatris, pictured further up on the page, was already bloomed out...





Lobelia
Lobelia species




Bee_Balm
Bee Balm, aka Oswego Tea   (Monarda didyma)




Coreopsis_pubescens
Star Tickseed   (Coreopsis pubescens)



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