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  • Path through the trees at the Green Swamp Preserve © Skip Pudney
  • The spreading pogonia orchid is adapted to fire and benefits from controlled burning © Skip Pudney
  • Parts of the lance leaved milkweed are poisonous if ingested © Skip Pudney
  • Butterfly in the ferns at the Green Swamp Preserve © Skip Pudney
  • A spider attacks a Barbara Button © Skip Pudney
  • A bee explores a meadow beauty flower © Skip Pudney
  • A Venus flytrap begins to regenerate quickly after controlled fire © Skip Pudney
  • A sabatia flower is accosted by a lynx spider © Skip Pudney
  • Pine lilies are found as far north as Virginia and as far south as Florida © Skip Pudney
  • Carolina grass-of-parnassus is actually not a grass, but an herbaceous dicot (flowering plant) © Skip Pudney
  • Carolina Jasmine is a vine that can reach up to 15-20 feet high © Skip Pudney
  • A bug sits on this sabatia flower, also called rose gentian © Skip Pudney
  • The carnivorous pitcher plant produces a distinctive, droopy flower © Skip Pudney
  • White fringed orchids are threatened or endangered many of the places they occur © Skip Pudney
  • Venus flytraps eat mostly insects and spiders © Skip Pudney
  • Green Swamp Landscape © Skip Pudney
  • Blazing Star © Skip Pudney
  • Pixie Moss are threatened by conversion of their habitat as well as fire supression © Skip Pudney
  • Purple pitcher plant © Skip Pudney
  • Ferns as far as the eye can see © Skip Pudney
  • North America is home to over 200 orchid species - more than half of which are threatened or endangered in their native habitat © Skip Pudney
  • The rose pogonia orchid is also known as the "snake mouth orchid" © Skip Pudney
  • The carnivorous sundew plants have been known to live up to 50 years © Skip Pudney
  • A pink flower accompanies this regal, carnivorous pitcher plant.
  • The peak of bloom for the water spider orchid is in June. © Skip Pudney
  • Here, the blooms of the water spider orchid up-close. © Skip Pudney
  • Kalmia Carolina is also known as Carolina laurel © Skip Pudney
  • Longleaf pine trees © Skip Pudney
  • Pitcher plant flowers bloom in clusters © Skip Pudney
  • A lynx spider hangs out on a thistle flower © Skip Pudney
  • Yellow fringed orchid © Skip Pudney
  • Carnivorous sundew flowers up-close © Skip Pudney
  • A thistle flower in its shedding phase © Skip Pudney
  • A meadow beauty with the savanna in the background © Skip Pudney
Skip Pudney's Green Swamp Photos
The best of Brunswick county's longleaf savannas, carnivorous plants and flowers

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