Along a roadside right-of-way in Nash County a protected preserved that contains one of the largest populations of Least Trillium or Trillium pusillum var. virginianum.
Least Trillium or Trillium pusillum var. virginianum
|Habitat for Least Trillium|
And no field trip would be complete without wild orchids. Southern Twayblade or Listera australis occurs in the swampy pine woods usually near sphaghum mounds.
|Closeup of the flower|
In addition to the floral delights, several species of ferns inhabitat the moist woods near Turkey Creek. Fiddleheads just begining to unfurl.
|Royal Fern(Osmunda regalis)|
|Cinnamon Fern (Osmundastrum cinnamomeum)|
It was a great day to be outside photographing the native flora at this special roadside, one of many that dot the landscape in the Old North State.