Coastal Flora

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Beautyberry or French Mulberry, Callicarpa americana
   
Frost-bitten leaves of Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta. Close-up photo of the pollination cone of the male Sago Palm on the right. Sago Palms are not true palms. Above is a close-up photo of the pollin on the 20-inch-tall and 5-inch-wide cone.
   
Prickly Pear cactus with new pads in left photo, and buds, probably Opuntia engelmannii, Sunset Beach, NC, 05/16/10
   
Sea Oats, Sunset Beach, NC
   
American Sea Rocket
Southeastern Sea Rocket, Cakile harperires, Sunset Beach, NC, 07/05/09
   
My Cocos Palm blooming for the first time, Carolina Shores, NC, 06/13/09
   
Cocos Palm
Cocos Palm Fruit
Pindo Palm, Butia capitataocos, and its fruit, Carolina Shores, NC, 08/16/07
Dune Camphorweed, Heterotheca subaxillaris
Cactus
Cactus
Opuntia
Opuntia -- probably a form of O. engelmanii
Strophostyles helvula
Hydrocotyle, aka pennywort
Sand Bean -- Strophostyles helvula
Pampass Grass
Yucca
Pampas Grass
Yucca
Pampass Grass
Pampass Grass
Pampas Grass
Sea Oats
Pampas Grass
Gaillarida
Gaillardia pulchella
Gaillardia
Gaillardia pulchella 'Torch Yellow' -- a horticultural cultivar
   
Seabeach Amaranth
Amaranthus pumilus
Seabeach Amaranth,Amaranthus pumilus Rafinesque, a threatened species
   
Sea Grass circles
Water Lily
"Dune" Circles
Water Lily at the Ft. Fisher Aquarium
Cocus Palm Blooming
Cat tails
Cocus Palm in bloom
Cat tails
   
Spanish moss
Spanish moss
Spanish Moss
Live Oak Tree
Live Oak Tree
Live Oak Tree
 
Fungus
Hericium erinmaceus