Category Archives: What is it?

What Is It? Mystery Mosses

David and Penny attended Jim Goldsmith’s Mosses and Liverworts class at the NC Arboretum in October and then went out mossin’! Sadly there were several mosses they were unable to identify. Maybe you  can help. If you have any suggestions … Continue reading

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What Is It?

June 26, 2017 – Small plant spotted on the Mountains to Sea trail near Greybeard Overlook in large masses. Plants are only 6 – 8 inches high, have a pair of opposite mid-stem leaves and then two pairs of opposite leaves … Continue reading

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What Is It?

May 28, 2017 – Mystery plant Ken found in his lawn! If you know what it could be, please send him an email at kborgfeldt@hotmail.com. We have 2 possible answers: Laurentia Fluviatilis, Blue Star Creeper or Isotoma fluviatilis, also called Blue Star Creeper. Any more … Continue reading

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What is it?

Lucy spotted this in Grassy Creek, DuPont State Forest today, 6/25/16. Any ideas?   We think Joe has the answer! Boykinia aconitifolia, Allegheny Brookfoam. A member of the Saxifrage family.

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What Is It?

What do you think this shrub is? Brilliant show of bright pink berries spotted near the intersection of Cat Gap loop and Butter Gap trails at Picklesimer Fields, 11/16/15. Submitted by Penny. See if we agree! I think it’s Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, Coralberry  

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