Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

Forty Acre Rock is set in the upper part of the Piedmont region of South Carolina. Forty Acre Rock is actually in the transition zone of the Piedmont and Sandhills. The Piedmont region has been heavily built upon in the past few years and signs of deforestation are evident. This wonderful park, however, remains untouched in its pristine beauty. A well-known group, the Flat Creek Heritage Preserve is the caretaker of this wonderful South Carolina treasure. 

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American Holly | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
American Holly | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Ilex opaca • Universally recognized eastern tree • Christmas holly • Prickly evergreen leaves • Classic landscape plant • Contains bright red berries and glossy leaves • Grows up to 50 feet • Trunk...
Bagworm Moth | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Bagworm Moth | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Lepidoptera psychidae • Small, mostly stout-bodied moth • Wingless female • Black male with almost clear wings • Larva feeds on cedars • Cocoon is used for protection • Male leaves cocoon, leaving...
Birds Foot Violet | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Birds Foot Violet | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Viola pedata • No stems • Leaves and stalks arise from underground rhizomes • Leaves divided into many sections and have no hairs • Contains small flowers, approximately 1 inch wide • Leaves...
Black Rock Moss | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Black Rock Moss | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Genus Lycopodium • Succulent herb • Primary moss in succession • Rose pink star-like flowers • Four petaled flowers in terminal clusters • Contains distinct stem with simple leaves • Oblong glaucous...
Bluet | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Bluet | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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Hedyotis purpurea Also called Quaker Ladies Member coffee family Name means "sky blue" Perennial herb with shallow roots Low-growing loose tufts 1 - 1.5 decimeters tall Bright deep purple flowers...
Cottony Groundsel | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Cottony Groundsel | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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Senecio tomentosus Yellow A composite flower Ray flowers resembling petals on the outside Disc flowers in center Found only in flat rock communities Endemic because its habitat is very, very small...
Eastern Box Turtle | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Eastern Box Turtle | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Terrapene carolina • 10 - 21.6 cm (4 - 8.5 inches) • Terrestrial • Vertebral column, backbone, and ribs grow into shell and into turtle's skin • Movable plastron hinge allows lower shell to close...
Eastern Red Cedar | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Eastern Red Cedar | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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Juniperus virginiana Medium-size tree Needle-like leaves Leaves 1 mm - 2 cm (1/16 - 0.75 inches) Leaves entirely green, in pairs along four-sided twigs and branchlets Dominant on rock outcrops...
Fall Webworm | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)
Fall Webworm | Forty Acre Rock (S.C.)

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• Hyphantria cunea • Silk web made by caterpillar • Native to North America and Mexico • Larvae often seriously damage trees and shrubs • Larvae spin silk over foliage, skeletonizing leaves as they...