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True Mosses Class Bryopsida

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

I think I was trying to catch a bug here and ended up with a picture of just the moss.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Haircap Mosses Genus Polytrichum

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

I'm assuming maybe P. commune but I didn't check carefully. This was growing on a boulder along a woodland trail, much more shady habitat than the patch I found out in full sun on the bald (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77151451).

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Pinched Shaggy Moss Loeskeobryum brevirostre

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Lots of trailside mosses. This one was forming large cushions on trail-side boulders (possibly amphibolite) that served as a substrate for tiny wildflowers growing in them. Species assignment is by best guess based on comparing with pictures and descriptions in my moss field guides. I did not see any sporophytes.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Golden Ragwort Packera aurea

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Golden ragwort in bloom in a sunny spot. Most of the plants in the shade still only had buds on them.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Cliff Saxifrage Micranthes petiolaris

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Cliff saxifrage occupying various niches on a rock outcrop.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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St. John's Worts Genus Hypericum

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Some kind of St. Johnswort foliage maybe?

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Colt's-Foot Tussilago farfara

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Coltsfoot - not the kind of plant you want to find in a preserve. This is one of the more aggressive invasives in our area. This was near a man-made structure so probably came in with building material or seeds stuck to people's boots.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Eastern towhee, female. I would have considered myself lucky to have gotten one of them on camera but I got the pair! The male is here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77171699

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Eastern towhee, male. I would have considered myself lucky to have gotten one of them on camera but I got the pair! The female is here:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77172307

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Pennsylvania sedge (or similar) along the trail in the shade of the woods.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Common Blue Violet Viola sororia

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Blue violets - based on the leaves, I think this is the common blue violet.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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What

Smooth Rock Tripe Umbilicaria mammulata

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Smooth rock tripe growing on boulders along the trail.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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What

Appalachian Rockcap Fern Polypodium appalachianum

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Rockcap fern on a boulder, growing along with smooth rock tripe. I think this may be P. appalachianum.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Hay-scented Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Fiddleheads in a little trail-side cave. I think these are hayscented ferns.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Silverling Paronychia argyrocoma

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Silverling growing between the rocks.

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Three-toothed Cinquefoil Sibbaldiopsis tridentata

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Three-toothed cinquefoil, one of the plants that can have leaves turning bright red.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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What

Common Haircap Moss Polytrichum commune

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Haircap moss on the rocks on the bald. This genus is dioicous and this looks to be a patch of females right next to a patch of males (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77151446). Species ID is based on keying it out with the two moss guides I have.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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What

Common Haircap Moss Polytrichum commune

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Haircap moss on the rocks on the bald. This genus is dioicous and this looks to be a patch of males right next to a patch of females (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/77151451), presumably all the same species.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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What

Winged and Once-winged Insects Subclass Pterygota

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Tiny insect on sheep sorrel. I didn't even see it until I looked at the pictures on the computer.

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Sheep's Sorrel Rumex acetosella

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Sheep sorrel, I think, based on leaf shape mostly. Some of the larger plants were budding.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Pennsylvania Sedge Carex pensylvanica

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Pensylvania sedge, I think, although it seems this one is about to be split/renamed?

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Dwarf Cinquefoil Potentilla canadensis

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Dwarf cinquefoil, based on the shape of the leaflets and toothed margins only in the upper parts.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Hawthorns Genus Crataegus

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Lots of hawthorn up on the ridge, just starting to crack its buds. I'm assuming here that all the trees in this hawthorn thicket are the same species.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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American Beech Fagus grandifolia

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

The beech trees on top were still in winter mode with no sign of the buds opening yet.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Thyme-leaved Bluet Houstonia serpyllifolia

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

I'm never fully sure on the species on these little bluets but I think everything on these from habitat (grassy bald and rocky outcrops) to their more spreading habit, leaf shape and size to flower color suggests Houstonia serpyllifolia.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

This bird gave us a concert and I was recording video to hopefully upload a sound file, too, but unfortunately the battery in my microphone had died. So no sound on any of my videos from this trip. Argh! Maybe next time...

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Eastern Tailed-Blue Cupido comyntas

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Small bluish butterfly that gave me a hard time trying to get a picture. I finally managed these shots. It looks like it has a little tail on each hindwing, so I think it's a tailed blue.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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Winter Firefly Ellychnia corrusca

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

This bug landed on me while I was photographing plants.

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What

Virginia Strawberry Fragaria virginiana

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Wild strawberry in bloom. Note the most apical tooth of the central leaflet is smaller and shorter than the surrounding teeth, which is an identifying feature of F. virginiana.

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What

Crisped Pincushion Ulota crispa

Observer

annkatrinrose

Date

May 1, 2021

Description

Crisped pincushion moss forming little tufts on the hawthorns.

This area is protected and requires a permit to access. Contact the Friends of Plant Conservation or NC Plant Conservation Program if you are interested in a guided tour here.

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