Tag Archives: Plants
A common cycad in the Las Cruces forests and featured in Finca Cantaros
Walk through the Wilson Botanical Garden
Some herbivory, possibly by leaf cutter ants, on a ginger.
While traveling along the Pan-American Highway through the mountains of Costa Rica, we often stop near Cerro de la Muerte to take a short hike through the unique Paramo habitat. The habitat is >3,000 masl and is substantially drier than the cloud forest below, so the plants are quite unique (and short). I often photograph a few of the flowers with the intention of later identification… but I rarely get around to it. So, here are a few from 2019 and 2016.
Lady slipper, Cypripedium sp., lined the trail on our hike south of Mt. Mitchell.
Paw and Common Sandbur
Amos freezes, whines, and lifts his foot after stepping on a spiked fruit from Common Sandbur (Cenchrus spinifex).
Shrub-to-maritime communities at the upland portion of the Little Tybee Island marsh complex, including a brackish slough. Salt spray and saltwater intrusion may be responsible for dwarfed growth of some of the trees, including some of the pine (Pinus sp.), live oak (Quercus sp. ) and Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana).
Senescent sea oats (Uniola paniculata) on Little Tybee Island