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ATP Podcast #108: Plants of the Smoky Mountains

By dave
May 4, 2017

We recently took a trip to East Tennessee to visit the Smoky Mountains National Park, and in this podcast we will discuss our thoughts about the plants that grow in the Appalachian Mountains.

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planalto
May 6, 2017 4:11 PM CST
Could the magnolia have been the Mountain Magnolia?

The trough was probably made with an adze.

Rhododendron and Mt Laurel are two different plants- compare the flowers
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dave
May 6, 2017 4:54 PM CST

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Here's a picture of the trough. I agree about it being made with an adze. No doubt about it.

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I'll look into those magnolia and rhododendron questions. I got my answers from the NPS website.
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plantladylin
May 6, 2017 5:46 PM CST
There are lots of Rhododendrons found in the Smoky Mountains National Park as well as Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

There are a few different Magnolias found in that area and Fraser Magnolia (Magnolia fraseri) is also one found in the southern Appalachians of East Tn.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Region: Texas Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Permaculture Raises cows
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dave
May 6, 2017 8:48 PM CST

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I've looked into it. Mountain Rosebay is what we saw. We didn't see any Kalmia during our trip.

The magnolias we saw were the long leaf magnolias. I have photos but haven't dug them out of my files yet.

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