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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...


  • Leafy green plant
    Japanese knotweed. Photo by USFWS.

    Japanese knotweed

    May 29, 2012 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Invasive species are plants and animals that are not from here but have been introduced and are thriving in the absence of their natural controls, to the detriment of our native species. Their impacts is especially notable in the Southern Appalachians, as they’re responsible for the loss of the American chestnut, the current decline of hemlock trees, and patches of kudzu across the region.  Learn more...

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