Uplift Can Be So … Uplifting

Alabama proved to be a very interesting place to botanize, in part because of its diverse geology. We visited seven areas in the northern part of the state, some principally limestone (producing neutral to somewhat alkaline conditions) and others primarily sandstone or granite (both usually acidic). A key event in the geological history of the […]

Vascular Plant Family Quest

As mentioned in a post over a year ago, one of our goals in retirement is to track down native species representing vascular plant families that we have not seen before in the continental U.S. and Canada (hereafter, North America). Vascular plants have water-conducting tissues, xylem and phloem, and include groups such as ferns, conifers, […]