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    best of luck & be careful! Can't wait to see pictures!
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    I can't wait to see the pictures! Hope you find all the plants you're looking for.

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    Hey everybody!

    So today didn't go exactly as planned. We left Raleigh later than planned and lunch in Asheville took longer than planned and we made it to point B on our map around 3pm. Here is a picture of some of the plants.

    S. oreophila Colony Clay County by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    While it may seem like there are a lot there you have to consider that this is the last place left in North Carolina in which S. oreophila can be found. These were my favorite clumps there. You need permission to go to this site and don't even ask me to take you there. My visit was a one time deal.

    Anyway, we left about an hour and a half later and headed toward point C on our map which was supposed to have S. purpurea var. montana. Along the way we stopped in Macon County which is a hot spot for unique flora and fauna. We didn't really find much until I remembered visiting the area with a friend two years ago. We found sphagnum everywhere and it just so happened we passed by the places she took us. So we stopped again and looked but with no luck. However we did find some sphagnum hanging on the rocks by a very nice waterfall. We then continued on toward better things. As we drove I was looking for more sphagnum and hopefully some roadside CPs. I spied a large clump of orange and we stopped. It was everyone's favorite site of the day! Here's a few things we found.

    Jackson County Roadside Site by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Orange Fringe Orchid, Jackson County by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Lillium michauxii Jackson County by mcmcnair, on Flickr

    Not to mention there was D. rotundifolia everywhere! But no luck with Sarracenia there. Just to give you an idea of how close these plants were to the road here is a picture of Wireman and Ian both looking at different clumps of D. rotundifolia and the orange fringe orchid.

    D. rotundifolia roadside site, Jackson County by mcmcnair, on Flickr
    We then continued on and by the time we reached point C it was nearly 8pm so we quickly got out and rushed to the site where we found some of the ugliest, most etiolated S. purpurea var. montana I have every seen. This bog is so overgrown and far into succession it is amazing the plants are alive at all. I'll post more pictures later but its late and we have an early start tomorrow! Gnight everyone!
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    Great job, man! I'm jealous of both your photography and being able to see all these plants in the wild.
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    Super jealous of your trips! Awesome pics!
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    We just got back from out 5 days in the field. I'll contribute with some awesome photos.

    The first day we went to see Sarracenia oreophila, the last remaining site in NC. It was incredible, as you can see in the photos.

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala curtissii by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Untitled by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala curtissii by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

    The next day we went to see Sarracenia purpurea var. montana and Sarracenia jonesii. We even hopped over to SC to see an incredible cataract bog!

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala sanguinea by Wire Man, on Flickr

    We then went down to the coast to hike a power line. We found a massive, massive field of S. flava, as you can see.

    Polygala ramosa by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala ramosa by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala ramosa by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala ramosa by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Polygala cruciata by Wire Man, on Flickr

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    Alright guys, after the silliness of Grahama up there (no thats not a typo its his actual nickname). Here's a teaser about what I'm working on posting soon.

    Cataract-Bog by mcmcnair, on Flickr
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