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 on: May 25, 2012, 09:24:01 PM 
Started by terrestrial_man - Last post by Rich
As with the others, thanks for the info.  quite useful.

 on: May 25, 2012, 09:23:14 PM 
Started by terrestrial_man - Last post by Rich
Thanks for providing this information.

 on: April 22, 2012, 03:20:44 AM 
Started by terrestrial_man - Last post by terrestrial_man
Below is a listing of the members of the Lycopodiums that are native to Georgia. Recently the members of this group have been reclassified and a new taxonomic treatment has been developed. I am herein following the treatment of the lycopodium groups as per Arthur Haines, who is associated with the Delta Institute of Natural History.
His treatment of native lycopodium species divides them into two families: the Huperziaceae and the Lycopodiaceae


    1. Hyperzia appressa = Huperzia appalachiana

    2. Huperzia lucidula = Lycopodium lucidulum


    1. Dendrolycopodium obscurum = Lycopodium obscurum

    2. Diphasiastrum digitatum = Lycopodium digitatum

    3. Diphasiastrum tristachyum = Lycopodium tristachyum

    4. Lycopodiella alopecuroides

   5. Lycopodiella appressa

   6. Lycopodiella caroliniana

   7. Lycopodiella cernua

   8. Lycopodiella prostrata

    9. Lycopodium clavatum

   There is alot of ambiguity about the correct scientific names. I am more or less following the USDA
   though I accept the Huperziaceae as a valid taxon as its members are decidedly different from the
   members of the Lycopodiaceae. Note accepts different generic names on some of the
   species of Lycopodiella. 

 on: April 12, 2012, 02:23:25 AM 
Started by terrestrial_man - Last post by terrestrial_man
In the genus Selaginella, subgenus Tetragonostachys, there are five species that occur within Georgia.
Of these five species, four species grow as upright to sprawling plants. The fifth grows as a low growing spreading plant.

Selaginella acanthonota
occurs from southern Florida westward into the Panhandle and northeasterly through eastern Georgia into southeastern
North Carolina. It occurs on sandy soils.

Selaginella arenicola
occurs from southern Florida into eastern Georgia. It also occurs on sandy soils.

Selaginella corallina
was formerly known as a subspecies of S. arenicola, as S. arenicola riddellii but was recently changed to species status.
It is the most widespread of any of the upright species occurring in the state and ranges from eastern Georgia into eastern Alabama and then jumps over to southwestern Arkansas and western Louisianna and spreads westward into southern
Oklahoma and into south central Texas. It is found on sandy to gravely soils and granitic outcrops.

Selaginella tortipila  
is the rarest of the species and is found only on granitic boulders and soils of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its ranges is from extreme northeastern Georgia into eastern North Carolina.

Selaginella rupestris
is the most widespread species in the entire subgroup, occurring along the entire course of the Appalachians, in the heartland of the US from Minnesota southward into Oklahoma and as far west as eastern Wyoming.  The species occurs
well into Canada even reaching the southwestern coasts of Greenland. It occurs on a variety of substrates that appear to be all rather well draining.

 on: January 30, 2012, 08:10:57 PM 
Started by Rich - Last post by Rich
At Boling Park in Canton, there were numerous trout lily leaves up and several plants in latter stages of bud with blooms on the way in the next few days. 

Some toothworts also were beginning to show color in the flower buds.

I expect a nice show here in the next 2 - 3 weeks.

 on: October 22, 2011, 06:41:22 PM 
Started by Rich - Last post by Rich
Good news the Okefenokee is open for business and we have room on our Okefenokee Exploration trip coming up November 4-6.  Refreshing fall rains have raised water levels as well as extinguished nearby fires, and the cooler temperatures make it the perfect time to paddle the Suwanee River in this majestic area. So join the Georgia Conservancy, REI and Okefenokee Adventures for a fun-filled weekend at Stephen C. Foster State Park in the Okefenokee. Led by acclaimed naturalist Cathy Sakas and Georgia Conservancy staff, our trip to the Okefenokee is an exciting and educational experience for first time paddlers, families with children, and seasoned adventure seekers.
Activities include:
A Saturday paddle in the Okefenokee Swamp and lunch at Billy's Island, a shorter Sunday paddle and lunch at Stephen C. Foster State Park, family-friendly activities designed for parents and children, and much more!
Costs: $125 per person for tent camping, $250 per person (double occupancy) for a cottage room, $400 per person single occupancy for a cottage room, $800 for a family of four (sharing room - 2 beds).
To register go to:

In addition, registration for the Georgia Conservancy January trip to Cumberland Island will open to members on October 29. Make sure to check our website starting that day to learn more.

 on: October 22, 2011, 10:58:45 AM 
Started by Don Newton - Last post by Don Newton
                                                                                   14 March 2008

I "bumped" into a bunch of these white Lamium at the north end of PDK airport in 2008 and meet up with them every Spring since then.

                                                                                     21 March 2008

 on: October 09, 2011, 01:20:32 PM 
Started by Rich - Last post by mikepaddler
Sounds like a productive and very pretty fall trip.

 on: October 09, 2011, 01:19:42 PM 
Started by Don Newton - Last post by mikepaddler
Nice photos!

 on: October 08, 2011, 08:32:38 PM 
Started by Rich - Last post by Rich
We took a little sojourn up to the Cohuttas today.  The grass of parnassus (Parnassia asarifolia) was beyond splendid.  We also found some nice late-season cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) as well as two blue lobelias (L. siphilitica and L. puberula) still showing nicely.  The orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) still had sopme nice blooms along wet areas.  Soapwort gentian (Gentiana saponaria) also retained some nice blooms in scattered locations.  

There were a whole host of PPAs (pesky purple asters), goldenrods, and other composites,  but it was such a fine day, I chose not to wrestle with them.  

Had it not been for the Apple Festival traffic snarls at Ellijay would have been perfect.


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