Rarities

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  1. oji

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    On a military installation. Imagine the population at Gentian curve taking up an acre of ground.
     
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    031.JPG Different names for this one and it is currently being studied genetically so I'll stick with Tofieldia racemosa for now.
     
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    When you break down the genetics in your lab let us know what it really is.
     
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    Oji, an acre of bright blue must have been impressive. The False Asphodel, is it almost always found within areas that Narthecium is located?
     
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    First I'm building a Frankenstein, then I'll get to it!
    Everyplace I have seen it was by Narthecium.
     
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    Broomrape?

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    Ed, It looks like Indian pipe- Monotropa uniflora.
     
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    003.JPG Some of the people on the trip jokingly called these Gentian trees. I was told that the estimated amount of plants was 12-20 thousand depending on conditions during the year.
     
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    Tom, without revealing the location (I'm gonna guess Warren Grove), what is it about the location that makes it so friendly to gentian? I was on a tour of the range once, and did see a lot in between these rows...down in moist swales.
     
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    It's an open field so availability of sunlight, they call a moist dry area so hydrology might be one reason. I believe part of it is burned part is disced and part left alone, so the disturbance must play a big part. Or a combination of many things?
     
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    013.JPG Pityopsis falcata (Chrysopsis falcata)
     
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    012.JPG Uvularia puberula var. nitida
     
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    Say what?
     
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    English translation- Pine Barren Bellwort
     
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    001.JPG Paspalum dissectum
     
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    010.JPG Asclepias rubra
     
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    No picture, but on Saturday I saw a Turtle with lipstick;)
     
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    Same here. The turtle even told me so.
     
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    :guinness:
     
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    I hope you are aware that it's a huge rarity. There's no guarantee that you'll see it every year. Similar to the population of Formalis botanic exploris that I found on the same evening. Perhaps it's a symbiotic relationship that causes them to appear together?