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Southern Nantahala Wilderness
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Copyright (2016-2017)

Fall 2015 & 2016:

Stiff_Gentian
Stiff Gentian   (Gentiana quinquefolia)


Turtlehead
Turtlehead   (Chelone glabra)


Cascade
Creek cascade


Putty_root_orchid_leaves
Emerging leaves of Puttyroot Orchid   (Aplectrum hyemale)
These leaves will be gone by the time the orchid blooms next year.



Big_leaved_Asters
Big Leaf Aster   (Eurybia macrophylla)



Spring-Summer 2017:

Puttyroot_Orchid
Puttyroot Orchid, aka Adam & Eve Orchid   (Aplectrum hyemale)
These bloomed well in 2015, but looked pretty bad in 2016.   Fortunately 2017 was a good year.



Puttyroot_Orchid
Puttyroot Orchid - flower detail


Puttyroot_Orchid
Another flower detail




Platanthera_clavellata
I was looking for Turtleheads, and instead found a pair of orchids:
Club-spur Orchid, aka Woodland Orchid   (Platanthera clavellata)



Platanthera_clavellata
These were a little past their prime, with developing seed pods.


Platanthera_clavellata
Flower details


Platanthera_clavellata
More flower detail




Magnolia_Seedpod
Fallen fruit of Fraser Magnolia   (Magnolia fraseri)


Liverwort
Snakewort, aka Cat-tongue Liverwort   (Conocephalum salebrosum)


Cascades
Small cascades on Bell Creek


Old_still
Old still location


Coral_fungi
Coral fungi   (Claviroid fungi)


Sweetshrub_pod
Sweetshrub (Calycanthus) seedpod that woods mice got into.


Magnolia-Clubmoss
Fallen Fraser Magnolia fruits in Club Moss


Beechdrops
Beechdrops   (Epifagus virginiana)
growing aptly enough in front of a Beech tree trunk.



Fungi_on_tree
Honey Mushrooms (Armillaria mellea) and white bracket fungi
on a dead tree trunk.




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