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Edna, TX from last spring. On the way to Chinquapin. Love the #coastalplain


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#curbappeal #porchlife #charminghomes #tennesseelife #nashvillegram #instahome #newhomes #nashvillerealestate #sherwinwilliams #coastalplain #davidweekleyhomes #davidweekleyhomesnashville


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You may see this image and think it is from some mountainous area, full of large peaks, steep terrain, and lofty views. But it isn't. This is actually part of the Altamaha Grit, a band of sandstone that spans approximately 15,000 square miles of the Atlantic Coastal Plain region of the US. This photo was taken at Broxton Rocks Nature Preserve, the single largest exposure of this geological feature. The rugged rocky outcrops stand out as a stark contrast from the surrounding gentle longleaf pine, Pinus palustris savanna habitat prominently, though they are somewhat hidden. As you walk through the woods towards this location, there are no clues or hints that this vast expanse of outcrop is there until you walk right out onto it. Rocky Creek, a tributary to the Ocmulgee River, runs through these rocky outcrops. As if the stunning shear rock faces weren't enough, the area is also home to abundant wildlife diversity, including many rare and protected species, including the greenfly orchid, Epidendrum magnoliae which normally grows on tree bark, but grows on rocky outcrops here, and the eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon couperi.
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#nature #naturephotography #photography #nikon #nikonnofilter #outdoors #optoutside #environment #photooftheday #broxtonrocks #longleaf #naturepreserve #outcrop #rocky #CoastalPlain #protectedspecies #greenflyorchid #easternindigosnake #orchid #reptile #snake


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Both Venus fly traps and pitcher plants are carnivorous, and both are indigenous to the Coastal Plain of southeastern NC. I consider that really special. Challenge to anyone who can work a Venus fly trap into a "wild and natural" arrangement...
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In the Sunday adventure series, yesterday was one of the nerdiest, stickiest, and sickest plant adventures I've ever been on. All thanks to @ericungberg, without whom I would never be spending my one dedicated day off (from everything) getting eaten alive by chiggers or wading knee deep through swamp water.

#science #nofilter #sundayseries #southernplain #coastalplain #plantchurch


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Name that frog!
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INCORRECT ANSWERS: anything but southern cricket frog (Acris gryllus)... but I do appreciate the different take on names...
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This is THE smallest treefrog in the eastern US, topping out at 1.25”. It’s endemic to the coastal plain. Its also a rougher, bumpier looking frog than many treefrogs.
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Mosquitoes are the primary food source for this species. Their sound is the unmistakable tic-tic-tic like clicking marbles and of course, any nice wet apot works for breeding... even small ditches.
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Their jumping ability is the best of any species, proportionally: they can jump 60x their body length which would be a ~350 ft jump for a human. INSANE in the brain - totally insane...
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#ecology #conservation #conservationbiology #conservationecology
#ecologicalconsulting #environmentalconsulting #pisgah #pisgahnationalforest #biodiversity #outdooroffice #southcarolina #exploresc #coastalplain #southerncricketfrog #savannahnationalwildliferefuge


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#CoastalPlain #staggerbush (Lyonia fruticosa) in some impressive slash #pine #flatwoods. Glynn County #Georgia.


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Name those plants!
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Here are few of 57 (or 93 or 153) waxy-leaved, oval shaped, look-alike woody Coastal Plain species I mentioned last.
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HINT: they’re waxy-leaved & oval shaped - and they look alike.
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Onsite, in habitat, and in the chlorophyll (and while fighting off mosquitoes, black-flies, gators, and water moccasins, and humidity that hunts in 4D) any Jake or Jane coastal botanist (and some civilians) will easily recognize them.
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Makes perfect sense though: waxy = evolutionary adaptation to salt spray, burning sun, high temps, a snow-less way-too-long growing season, insect attack & mammal chomping, high water tables, and insane humidity: all nightmares of mine, easily.
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I def’ly respect the coastal plain Woodies, and those or you that know them. A lot harder in my view than the entire woody flora of the Blue Ridge or Piedmont.
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Like anything, when you look closely at something that is “all the same”, you find that subtlety is deeply layered and cliches die hard.
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#ecology #namethatplant #conservation #conservationbiology #conservationecology
#ecologicalconsulting #environmentalconsulting #pisgah #pisgahnationalforest #biodiversity #outdooroffice #southcarolina #exploresc #coastalplain #savannahnationalwildliferefuge


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Lilium catesbaei (pine lily) in our Atlantic Coastal Plain carnivorous plant bed. This stunning lily is native to the southeastern Coastal Plain, where it grows in moist pine savannas and bogs.


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Coastal Plain wetlands are pretty sweet - and scary. These aren’t beachfront pina colada surveys... this is deepwoods inland malaria ax-murderer type of work.
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Fernage. Spines on the ground. Spines in the air. Snakes. Gators. Bird-sized mosquitos. Pine flatwoods. Swamps. Live oaks. 59 species of identical oval-shaped waxy leaves shrubs, all in mid-summer heat index 105+ (and I melt at 80, recall).
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Humidity so dank its like extra clothing or a creature lurking just behind you. Boozy heat that stuns the brain and logical thought.
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Endless weird wetland plants you can’t ID easily or on the spot.
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Hats off to you Coastal Plainers... I’m going back to my upper 70s at 3,000 feet!
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#ecology #wetlands #wetlandecology #conservation #conservationbiology #conservationecology
#ecologicalconsulting #environmentalconsulting #pisgah #pisgahnationalforest #biodiversity #outdooroffice #southcarolina #exploresc #coastalplain #savannahnationalwildliferefuge


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Blue dasher on an eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris Schott var. pubescens) in our Coastal Plain Habitat.


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Clethra tomentosa (downy sweet-pepperbush) in our Coastal Plain Habitat.


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Name that plant!
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CORRECT ANSWER: pinewoods rose-gentian (Sabatia gentianoides) w/ @bdubbadub taking honors on it. Blurred but visible is its ultra-narrow stem & leaves which top out a 3/4” inch and slightly ascending, and vs the normal 5 petals of most Sabatias - I didn’t even know it was in that genus to even start.
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This week its the hot, humid, buggy-as-fuggy Coastal Plain, and this is my first ever observation of this item so don’t feel bad if you don’t know it.
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As a mostly-mountain botanist / biologist I like it high and lonesome, cool, craggily, and wild... and that lacks on the coast. But there are still a millions gems to be found, and I have all week to find ‘em... rare or not, I’m bringing back a whole bale of hay.
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#ecology #namethatplant #wetlands #wetlandecology #conservation #conservationbiology #conservationecology
#ecologicalconsulting #environmentalconsulting #pisgah #pisgahnationalforest #biodiversity #outdooroffice #southcarolina #exploresc #coastalplain #wetlandplants #savannahnationalwildliferefuge


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Ludwigia alternifolia (seedbox) in our Coastal Plain Habitat. The petals of seedbox flowers often fall off quickly, but they leave behind green and red sepals that are beautiful in their own right. This member of the evening primrose family, best known for its boxy capsules that persist through the winter, is native to eastern North America.


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Mnesithea (formerly Coelorachis) rugosa (wrinkly joint grass, NC S3) is a hella strange looking grass that's rare in NC and more common further south and along the Gulf Coast. Hangs out in the margins of limesink ponds, Carolina bays, and other seasonally flooded but consistently wet areas. Photographed here in Sandhills Gamelands, NC.

#ncgamelands #northcarolina #coastalplain #southeasternflora #ncnativeplants #naturenc


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Rare in North Carolina, the northern limit of its range, you can find Hibiscus aculeatus (pineland hibiscus, comfortroot) in our Sandhills Habitat.


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Macbridea caroliniana (Carolina birds-in-a-nest) in our Atlantic Coastal Plain carnivorous Plant bed. This rare member of the mint family is confirmed to exist just in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It's found in wet habitats in the Coastal Plain, like wet longleaf pine savannas, blackwater swamp forests, and roadside ditches.


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Hibiscus coccineus (scarlet rosemallow) in our Courtyard Gardens. This striking hibiscus can reach eight feet in height, and the flowers are usually around six inches wide! Scarlet rosemallow is native to the southeastern Coastal Plain.


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Rhexia aristosa (awnpetal meadowbeauty) alongside the pitcher plants in one of our carnivorous plant beds. Development and habitat destruction threaten the survival of this Coastal Plain wetland native.


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Some nice, but sketchy coastal plain habitat I explored with my friend CJ back in late May looking for King Snakes. What isn’t shown is the illegal deer hunting post and the strangely new-but abandoned house to the right of this picture. Herping in this area is challenging enough. Scary locals on drugs only exacerbates the struggle.
#herping #fieldherping #habitat #herps #herping #canonsx60hs #teamcanon #habitatsandhabitualthoughts #coastalplain #artificialcover


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Gas station dobsonfly
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#dobsonfly #ncbeach #coastalplain


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Quite a productive morning along the shores of Deal Lake. I can’t wait until the butterflies and bees move in! #coastalplain #deallake #nativeplants #designbuild #liatrisspicata #vacciniumangustifolium #panicumvirgatum


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26’ trailer full of plants, NBD. #panativeplants #designbuild #coastalplain #asburypark


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Gossypium hirsutum




#coastalplain #lowcountry #whitegold #plants #ag #georgia


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Stokes's aster (Stokesia laevis) is native to Georgia's Coastal Plain but it grows well in moist spots in gardens throughout the state. It is named for Jonathan Stokes, making "Stokes's aster" the correct spelling of the common name. 😉#georgianative #plantthisnotthat #bees love it #nativeperennials #bloomingnow #coastalplain #georgianativeplantsociety #GNPSociety


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#Brothers


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Eastern kingsnake cruised last night in the Green Swamp. The savannas in the preserve haven't been burned recently, so finding plants was difficult. However, riding the roads last night produced several snakes, including this kingsnake. I should probably dedicate more time to looking for snakes, but I usually get distracted by plants...lol I really enjoy finding them though.


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Continuing with the milkweed theme! Pinewoods milkweed is found growing in only the driest, sandiest locations. Its fleshy, ornate leaves are arranged on thick stems that sprawl across the ground - up to 2.5 feet in either direction! This species has mostly finished blooming by now, but I was lucky enough to find this one in flower. Sandhills milkweed is one of my favorites!


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Crooked River State Park is by far the furthest Georgia State Park I’ve been too. Located on Saint Mary’s Island, this park sure is full of coastal beauty! Not only does it have amazing views, it has tons of native Georgia wildlife! I spotted an armadillo and a gopher tortoise while I was there! Did you know the Gopher Tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia? They bury themselves underground to create tunnels underneath the sand of the coastal plain. #gastateparks #lovegastateparks #coastalgeorgia #goldenisles #exploregeorgia #discovergeorgia #crookedriverstatepark #crookedriver #saintmarys #saintmarysisland #islandlife #gophertortoise #armadillo #hikegeorgia #hike #coast #coastalplain #coastalbeauty #georgiatrailheads #peachstateexplorer


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Last night’s storm, blowing out to sea.


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I shifted gears today and headed away from the coast, towards the Sandhills region. Unfortunately, I didn't find much in bloom but butterfly milkweed was conspicuous on many of the roadsides. This native milkweed is found throughout the state - typically in well drained soils. It's a hit with pollinators and the blossoms, which range from pale yellow to dark orange, last for several weeks. What's not to love?
PS: It does very well in a sunny, dry spot in the front or back yard! *hint hint* 😉


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Stenanthium densum (crowpoison, Osceola’s plume) set amongst the ferns in our Coastal Plain Habitat.


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Having the opportunity to observe so many wild Sarracenia - flava, purpurea, rubra and catesbaei - was a real treat and the highlight of my trip to the Croatan National Forest. These are just a few of the pitcherplants (mostly flavas) that caught my eye. One day was truly not enough to fully admire these incredible plants. I look forward to my next visit.


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Osceola's plume or crow poison. This interesting wildflower was blooming throughout the wet savannas of the Croatan. Its plume-like inflorescence sways high above the savanna on a spindly stem, making it easy to spot from a distance. As the flowers age they will transition from white to pink. Crow poison, as the name would suggest, is highly toxic - potentially deadly if eaten. Crows and others beware.


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Gorgeous sky and the Indian ocean - walking in wonderland


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Found a couple of gray tree frogs hanging in the trees! These aboreal frogs either have a green or gray color depending on the substrate they are trying to blend/camouflage themselves to. You can both coloration here. Also notice the bright yellow patches on their hind legs. Good way to distinguish them from other treefrogs.
#treefrog #treefrogs #treefrogsofinstagram
#nature #wildlife #gooutside #hiking #exploring #exploring #amphibian #amphibiansofinstagram #science #biology #desotonationalforest #mississippisfrogs #mississippioutdoors #Mississippi #wildanimal #nationalforest #herping #herpetology #coastalplain #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #swampanimal #swamp


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