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Sheep Laurel | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Sheep Laurel | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Kalmia angustifolia • Evergreen shrub • Leaves to 2.5 inches long • Height 3 feet • Rosy red to crimson flowers in loose clusters • Foliage poisonous if eaten in large amounts by livestock •...
Pepper Bush | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Pepper Bush | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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Clethra alnifolia • Member White Alder Family • Tall, many-branched, leafy shrub • Height 90 - 300 cm (3 - 10 feet) • Upright clusters of white fragrant flowers • Sharply toothed, wedge-shaped leaves...
Dwarf Azalea | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Dwarf Azalea | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Rhododendron atlanticum • Coastal Plain deciduous shrub • Grows 90 - 120 cm (3 - 4 feet) tall in dense colonies • Spreads by underground runners • Leaves wedge-shaped to elliptic • Twigs bristly and...
Eastern Cottonmouth Moccasin  | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Eastern Cottonmouth Moccasin | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus • Very poisonous, large semi-aquatic relative of the copperhead and rattlesnake • Olive, brown, or black above; belly lighter color • Crossbands with dark borders •...
Copperhead  | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Copperhead | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Agkistrodon contortrix • Moderately large, stout-bodied poisonous snake • Chestnut brown hourglass-shaped crossbands with light centers on body pattern • Green-yellow tail tips in juveniles • Pit...
Sphagnum  | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Sphagnum | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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Sphagnum cymbifolium • Economically important species • Pale green-gray color • Poorly developed vascular system • Lacks true roots, stems or leaves • Often used with other plants in hanging baskets...
Saddlebags Dragonfly  | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Saddlebags Dragonfly | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Tramea carolina • Large, dark markings at base of wings, when flying, look like saddlebags bouncing off Pony Express rider • Red to red-brown body with olive-brown thorax • Clear fore wings • Hind...
Painted Skimmer | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)
Painted Skimmer | Cartwheel Bay (S.C.)

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• Libellula semifasciata • Fast flying dragonfly • Brightly colored • Incomplete bands across wings • Wingspan noticeably greater than body length • Hovers • Live near ponds and swamps
Cartwheel Bay (S.C.) Stop 4
Episode 4

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Edge of the Bay - The edge of the bay has red bay growing, along with groups of Trumpet Pitcher Plants.
Cartwheel Bay (S.C.) Stop 6
Episode 8

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Here we have a view of Pond Pine, Sweet Bay, Magnolias and Pepper Bush. We also get a look at the Oak Toad.