Sewanee Field Adventure Part 6: Plant ID Session and Geology

The morning of the second Tuesday, the group was lead on a plant walk followed by a geology talk. On the plant walk, we visited another granite outcrop plant community where we saw Appalachian Quillwort and Appalachian Sandplant, two rare species. We also saw some other interesting plant and animal life and learned some about plant evolution and about geology of the area. Here are the new species I added to the list:

Wildflowers (1 species, 0 lifers):

Oxeye Daisy

Vines (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Partridgeberry

Ferns (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Netted Chain Fern

Other Herbaceous Plants (3 species, 3 lifers):

*Solomon’s Seal

*Pink Lady’s Slippers

*Hoary Mountain Mint

Clubmosses (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Eastern Running Pine

Succulents (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Limestone Fameflower

Aquatic Plants (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Watershield

Dragonflies (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Banded Pennant

Damselflies (1 species, 0 lifers):

Variable Dancer

Amphibians (1 species, 1 lifer):

*Red Eft

Rocks and Minerals (2 types, 0 new):

Sandstone

Limestone

Exotic Invasives (1 species, 0 lifers):

Kudzu

Eastern Running Pine

Eastern Running Pine

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Trumpet Creeper

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Banded Pennant

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European Mantis on Hoary Mountain Mint

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Netted Chain Fern

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Limestone Fameflower

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Watershield

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Variable Dancer

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American Snout

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Red Eft

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Snail

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Waterfall

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