Robert Thornhill, M.S.student is conducting a floristic inventory of wet pine savannas at a research site in Pender Count, NC. He is identifying and collecting vouchers of all the species found there. At the end of the project, he will create a guide to the flora of the site.
Carolina Grass of Parnassus Parnassia caroliniana
The state-endangered Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia caroliniana) is a rare, but locally abundant, and beautiful component of wet pine savanas.
Sometimes referred to as "Snow in September," the dominance of the white-flowered Rush featherling (Pleea tenuifolia) in this and a handful of other wet pine savannas is still unexplained.