I HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE OHOOPEE DUNES NATURAL AREA SINCE I WAS LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OLD. THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE GIANT SAND DUNES AND THE SCRUB OAKS WITH SANDY DESERT LIKE AREAS ADJACENT TO AREAS OF LUSH VEGETATION. THIS IS THE LAND OF TWO GREAT GRANDPARENTS AND MY GREAT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER, A FULL BLOODED CHEROKEE INDIAN WHO IS BURIED LESS THAN 1/2 MILE FROM THE OHOOPEE DUNES WMA. OHOOPEE DUNES RED BASIL BLOOMS IN ABUNDANCE. WILD LIATRIS WITH THIN GRASS LIKE FOLIAGE FLOWS GENTLY IN THE WIND. THIN WIRE-LIKE PLANTS BLOOM OF WHICH I CAN FIND NO DESCRIPTION. STUDIED BY SEVERAL UNIVERSITIES THIS IS TRULY A UNIQUE SETTING WITH UNIQUE FLORA. AND IT PROTECTS THE GOPHER TORTOISE AND INDIGO SNAKE, TWO OF MY FAVORITE CREATURES SINCE I WAS A YOUNG BOY.
Thank you Mike. I did not know about this source for native plants. I found a couple of plants I have looked for a good while.
Thanks Linda,Sometimes you can find it for sale at Mailordernatives.comIt is difficult to grow due to aphids.
One of my favorite wildflowers. I have not seen it in years.
Lovely. Have not seen this species of Silene before.