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  • White flowers with many stamen burst from a shrub much like a hydrangea bush
    Information icon Virginia spiraea, Walker County, Georgia. Photo © Alan Cressler, used with permission.

    Hunt for Imperiled Plant Leads to Little Tennessee River Discovery

    June 16, 2008 | 3 minute read

    In late May, a team of biologists canoeing the Little Tennessee River discovered two new patches of the federally-protected Virginia spiraea plant growing on the river’s banks. The search was part of an effort to catalog where the rare plant is found along the river, and it also confirmed the plant’s continued presence at four spots where it was previously known to occur. “Knowing where these plants are means we know where to focus our time and energy in conserving the species,” said Dennis Desmond, search organizer and land stewardship coordinator for the Land Trust for the Little Tennessee.  Learn more...


  • Curly white and yellow honeysuckle flowers growing off of a lush green plant.
    Japanese honeysuckle. Photo by Carol Foil, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

    Japanese honeysuckle

    January 16, 2013 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Japanese honeysuckle – for many, those yellow and white blooms are as indicative of summer as fireflies, watermelon, and baseball. All of us probably have memories of plucking the flowers and pulling the pistil through the flower’s base to capture that drop of nectar. However, this plant wasn’t always emblematic of summer in the South. As its name implies, it’s not from around here.  Learn more...

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