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Plants have specific structures that help them survive, grow and produce more plants. There are distinct environments in the world that support different types of plants.
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Carnivorous Plants Trivia Quiz | What's Wild
Carnivorous Plants Trivia Quiz | What's Wild

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Episode 5 of What's Wild looked at a particular group of flora that calls South Carolina home. If you caught episode five that looked at these plants with a big appetite, this quiz is for you. Scroll...
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild
Carnivorous Plants | What's Wild

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In this edition of What's Wild, we'll be taking a look at some native South Carolina plants with a big appetite! There are approximately thirty-one species of carnivorous plants throughout the state...
Swamps | From the Sky
Swamps | From the Sky

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Most swamps in South Carolina are found on the coastal plain, a region covering 20,000 square miles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sandhills. A common type of swamp in this area are known as...
Fungi | The Salt Marsh
Fungi | The Salt Marsh

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Fungi are the only kingdom of life not represented in the plankton. Bacteria have only recently been demonstrated to exist in great abundance as our sampling gear has improved enough to capture these...
Periwinkle | The Salt Marsh
Periwinkle | The Salt Marsh

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At low tide, the periwinkles crawl down to the base of the stem, where algae grow best, and graze the algae off the stems. When the tide rises, however, the periwinkles crawl up the stems. Why don't...
Salt Grass | The Salt Marsh
Salt Grass | The Salt Marsh

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Salt grass sends underground stems called rhizomes into the salt flat. Sprouts from these rhizomes make stems and leaves above ground. You can see where the rhizome lies underground because the stems...
Glasswort | The Salt Marsh
Glasswort | The Salt Marsh

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There are two species of glasswort. One is an annual and lives only for one year, then dies. It is the taller, branched plant farthest out into the salt flat. The other is a perennial and lives for...
The Season of Falling Leaves
The Season of Falling Leaves

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The students will analyze and interpret data from observations to describe how changes in the environment cause plants to respond in different ways. This lesson will focus on seasons, particularly...

Ace Basin | 27:Fifty (1992)
Ace Basin | 27:Fifty (1992)

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Ace Basin is a 350,000 acre nature preserve located in South Carolina’s lowcountry. The Ace Basin is home to not only many species of waterfowl, but also mammals, reptiles, fish, and plants. As the...