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A Shadow over North Carolina

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A new site:
Early the next day I left the resort for a different site. This place contained a large population of Sarracenia oreophila, in fact it is the only place where Sarracenia oreophila is known from the state. (This species is also only known in one site in Georgia--all the other sites for this species are in Alabama.)

My driving instructions were necessarily precise, because these plants would have been otherwise impossible to find. I parked my car at the mandated point, passed the "NO TRESPASSING" signs (recall that I had permission from the owners) and, after some impressive navigation errors on my part, finally managed to find the site. It was a clearing about a few acres in size on a gently sloping site. And there they were: Sarracenia oreophila!

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Revised: October 2007
©Barry Rice, 2005