Taking any plant out of its native habitat is field collecting. One person takes one plant/rhizome...multiply that by 100 visitors who each think "its only one plant." You are not the only one to have that thought. That is why these plants are protected. There would be no need for Nick (or anyone else) to take any of these plants. S. purpurea is readily available at CP and many non-CP nurseries. Thats the beauty of nursery propagation.
Nick...I really enjoyed the photos. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] Isn't it neat to see how the plants and landscape change through the seasons? Lovely photos. Thanks!