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Αύγουστος 27, 2015

Caddo NWR

Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge published a plant list on their website. http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Caddo_Lake/wildlife/species.html

I was surprised to see Longleaf and Shortleaf Pine on the list. These trees are native to Eastern Texas, but are extirpated in most of their native range in Texas. I've never seen them in this area. The plant list report mentioned that staff were beginning to cut down the human-planted Loblolly Pine to allow the original pine species to spread throughout the park. Loblollies were heavily planted by the timber industry, who cut down the Shortleaf and Longleaf Pines and replaced them with the "more profitable" Loblollies. Loblolly is native here, but it wasn't the dominant species like it is now.

I want to see the Shortleaf and Longleaf trees, never having seen them in the wild. The problem will be finding them. The report simply said a few stands were found "in the highest elevations of the park." Drosera was found growing under these trees, which is another plant I want to see.

I compared their checklist to my observations. Just for fun, I want to see how many I can get. I'm mostly missing grasses and sedges, which is not surprising because I am terrible with IDing those. However, I've found some plants they missed like Scarlet Gaura and Arkansas Yucca.

Αναρτήθηκε στις Αύγουστος 27, 2015 0552 ΠΜ από cosmiccat cosmiccat | 1 σχόλιο | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο