Sunday, May 11, 2008

Longleaf and Mountain Laurel

When you see longleaf pine and mountain laurel together like this, it's typically where fire suppression has allowed the mountain laurel to invade upslope out of the ravines where it normally would be confined by natural fires backing down off the ridges. This is in the Red Hills of northern Monroe County, Alabama, and near sites for the Red Hills azalea and Red Hills salamander.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

This is common a sight in Oakmulgee. Seems to deal with the regular fire pretty well up here!