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Poplar Grove

Sponsored by the Southeast Coast chapter

Sunday, June 13, 2010

John Taggart points out the differences between bald and pond cypress

Symplocos tinctoria

horse sugar; sweetleaf; yellow-wood

bold yellow dye extracted from the bark and leaves for centuries

Quercus Stellata

post oak

Osmanthus americanus

devilwood; wild olive

note opposite evergreen leaves which can be used to distinguish it from the bays which have alternate leaves

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