The Sarracenia Chapter on Sep. 17, 2022, conducted a record field trip party of 34 in a wildflower tour of the pristine pine flatwoods tract of the Park. We made the scenic loop by car, making stops and short walks at intervals. With the eminent botanist and professor Loran C. Anderson among the group, little went unidentified. Indeed, several plant species were added to the flora of the Park (which the Chapter keeps up) on the tour.
Among the flower highlights of the day were good populations of two very narrow endemics ---Godfrey's blazing star (Liatris provincialis) and zigzag silkgrass (Pityopsis flexuosa). The exquisite pine lily put in an appearance, and fine butterfly shows were on in good patches of Godfrey's blazng star and dense blazing star (Liatris spicata).
The field trip party at the reflecting pond in the pine flatwoods of Ochlockonee River SP
Godfrey's blazing star