Quarterman 1947

Dr. Elsie Quarterman video

Tennessee Wild Side has produced a short video about the life and work of Tennessee ecologist Elsie Quarterman, who was instrumental in saving a number of important plant communities in our state, including the 500-acre old-growth forest at Savage Gulf, which

Quarterman 1947

Dr. Elsie Quarterman video

Tennessee Wild Side has produced a short video about the life and work of Tennessee ecologist Elsie Quarterman, who was instrumental in saving a number of important plant communities in our state, including the 500-acre old-growth forest at Savage Gulf, which

Todd

Rare Plants on and Around the Domain

An audience of close to 50 people, including students, faculty, and community members, learned about rare plants on and around the Domain yesterday. Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree described key habitats on the South Cumberland Plateau and neighboring Highland Rim

Todd

Rare Plants on and Around the Domain

An audience of close to 50 people, including students, faculty, and community members, learned about rare plants on and around the Domain yesterday. Tennessee State Botanist Todd Crabtree described key habitats on the South Cumberland Plateau and neighboring Highland Rim

todd

Rare Plants and Plant Communities-Todd Crabtree

Todd Crabtree, TN State Botanist, will speak at 4:30 PM on Thurs, Sept. 18, in duPont Library’s Torian Room. The topic is  “An Introduction to the Rare Plants and Plant Communities of the Southern Plateau and Eastern Highland Rim”. Todd is an

todd

Rare Plants and Plant Communities-Todd Crabtree

Todd Crabtree, TN State Botanist, will speak at 4:30 PM on Thurs, Sept. 18, in duPont Library’s Torian Room. The topic is  “An Introduction to the Rare Plants and Plant Communities of the Southern Plateau and Eastern Highland Rim”. Todd is an

Spiranthes

“Popped up in my yard!”

I got a call this week from a friend who had discovered a new wildflower while mowing her yard. A true nature lover, she carefully mowed around the plants, finished the job, picked up the phone, and gave me a call.

Spiranthes

“Popped up in my yard!”

I got a call this week from a friend who had discovered a new wildflower while mowing her yard. A true nature lover, she carefully mowed around the plants, finished the job, picked up the phone, and gave me a call.

wingstem close-up

Scouting out the Wingstems

In this week’s issue of the Sewanee Mountain Messenger, herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried described the three species of wingstem that we have in Sewanee — two yellow-flowered species and one white, all in the genus Verbesina in the Aster family.

wingstem close-up

Scouting out the Wingstems

In this week’s issue of the Sewanee Mountain Messenger, herbarium curator Yolande Gottfried described the three species of wingstem that we have in Sewanee — two yellow-flowered species and one white, all in the genus Verbesina in the Aster family.

wetland plant

No sweet-smelling bouquet this!

Meet Camphorweed, Pluchea camphorata, one of the more odiferous plants out there these days. This robust little late summer wildflower is blooming around some of the Domain’s reservoirs these days. Crush a leaf, and take a whiff. It smells like …

wetland plant

No sweet-smelling bouquet this!

Meet Camphorweed, Pluchea camphorata, one of the more odiferous plants out there these days. This robust little late summer wildflower is blooming around some of the Domain’s reservoirs these days. Crush a leaf, and take a whiff. It smells like …

yel fringed orchids

Sewanee’s FYP

FYP? It stands for First-Year Program, a course for entering Sewanee students to help them orient to the University and its environs. This afternoon, I took Prof. Deb McGrath to Foster Falls to study the array of medicinal and other plants, have

yel fringed orchids

Sewanee’s FYP

FYP? It stands for First-Year Program, a course for entering Sewanee students to help them orient to the University and its environs. This afternoon, I took Prof. Deb McGrath to Foster Falls to study the array of medicinal and other plants, have