1. A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina

    A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina
    by Richard Dwight Porcher and
    Douglas Alan Rayner
    University of South Carolina Press, 2002
    ISBN 1570034389
    Paperback

  2. Orbweaver

    Acanthepeira stellata

  3. Orbweaver

    Acanthepeira venusta

  4. Barbed Wire Cactus

    Acanthocereus tetragonus

  5. Barbed Wire Cactus

    Acanthocereus tetragonus

  6. Red Maple

    Acer rubrum

  7. Red Maple Samaras

    Acer rubrum

  8. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum

  9. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum
    The Florida Maple is a subspecies of the familiar Sugar Maple that is found throughout much of the eastern Untied States. This Florida version of the sugar maple was first recognized by the famous botanist Alvan Wentworth Chapman in 1860.

  10. Florida Maple

    Acer saccharum

  11. Saddleback Caterpillar

    Acharia stimulea
    This caterpillar has stinging hairs that are to be avoided.

  12. Cricket Frog

    Acris crepitans crepitans

    This Cricket Frog is nestled among sphagnum moss.

  13. Cricket Frog

    Acris gryllus dorsalis

  14. Long-winged Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta longa

  15. Triton Dagger Moth Caterpillar

    Acronicta tritona

  16. Golden Leather Fern

    Acrostichum aureum

  17. Golden Leather Fern

    Acrostichum aureum

  18. White Baneberry

    Actaea pachypoda

  19. White Baneberry

    Actaea pachypoda

  20. Luna Moth Eye

    Actias luna
    This is a closeup of the eyepot found near the leading edge of each of the luna moth's wings. They may startle birds or direct them to peck at a less vulnerable part of its body.

  21. Luna Moth Eyes

    Actias luna
    The eyespots and folded wings of this luna moth look like a face to me when viewed this way. The leading edge of the wings are actually at the bottom of the image.