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Ocean Isle Beach Field

Beyond the Parking Lot

You never really have to go far to botanize. Spending a day in the mountains or in a state park is nice, but sometimes all you need to do is walk to the edge of the parking lot! This field…

Sweetshrub (Calycanthus Floridus)

Calycanthus floridus

Scientific name: Calycanthus floridus Linnaeus Common names: Sweet-shrub, Carolina Allspice, Sweet-bubby, Strawberry-shrub Family: Calycanthaceae Nativity: Southeastern United States Location: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC Date: April 28, 2015

Yucca Seedpod In Cross Section

Yuckra

During vacation this time last year, my daughter and I noticed fruits on these yuccas (Yucca aloifolia) at the edge of the boardwalk as we went to the beach late one day. My curious girl with the pretty nails impulsively…

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