Glassy Mountain is a monadnock that is the remnant of a pluton. For information on its origins check last year’s post here. Our field trip was scheduled a little earlier this year than when we usually visit. However, most of our old favorites were up and out. Compared to last year the rock surfaces were almost bone dry, and the numbers of plants seemed to be fewer and more spread out. Read more info on the plants at Glassy in Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve by Patrick D. McMillan
Photography by Daudie & John Colson & Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom.
Plants that are non-native to North America are indictaed by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name.