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Author Topic: Botanizing near the Okefenokee NWR  (Read 1904 times)
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« on: April 26, 2009, 07:11:21 PM »

We took a little trip down toward the Okefenokee this weekend and saw the expected hooded pitcher plant (Sarracenia minor), parrot pitcher plant (Sarracenia psitticina) and hybrids of th two pitcher plants in gorgeous bloom.  Candyroots (Polygala lutea and polygla nana) were in great bloom as well and there were a few grasspink orchids (Calopogon tuberosus) and pink coreopsis (Coreopsis nudata ) to be found. However, our biggest surprise and pleasure were the rose pogonias (Pogonia ophioglossoides).  We found an approximately 0.5 -mile stretch of road that was literally carpeted with rose pogonias in full bloom on either side - quite a show.  Apparently the break of the drought and the very high spring water levels were very good to this species. 

Rich Reaves
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