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Flowering Dogwood at Chaman Park Upland pine forests dotted with persimmon, turkey oak, sweetgum, flowering dogwood and other shrubs are found in the park. Open canopy forests combine different types of pine and dense groundcover such as gallberry, saw palmetto, wiregrass, wild blueberry and wax myrtle. Along the river and large streams in the floodplain area, the forest is dominated by various species of oaks and hickory, red maple, sycamore, magnolia, holly, tupelo and azaleas. The water level in the floodplain and swamp lakes fluctuates and may even become completely dry. Plants vary according to the water supply. Look for White Mariposa Lily, Milkmaids, Naked-Stemmed Buckwheat, False Baby Stars, Georgia Saxifrage, Two-Eyed Violet, Star Lily and other emergent plants.

Yellow SalsifyYellow Salsify
Yellow Salsify is a robust, tall annual or biennial weed. It is more or less branched, and the stout stems arise from 30-100 cm tall. The leaves are thinnly lanceolate, tapering gradually from the enlarged base to a point at the distal end. Individual leaves measure up to 30 cm long.

Shirley Bryne Shirley Bryne
Scientific Name: Nymphaea 'Shirley Bryne' Shirley Bryne have Pink petals with a bright yellow nectar cup. Their leaves spread of 4 to 5'. It blooms during daytime. Comments: Viviparous; free flowering; tolerates partial shade.

Pamela Pamela
Scientific Name: Nymphaea 'Pamela'. Pamela grows from 8 to 13" sky blue flowers. It is stellate and have a round to flat shape. Pamela has a very sweet fragrance. Flowers are held above the water. The green leaves grow up to 15". New leaves are heavily blotched with purple and spread of 5 to 8'. It blooms during daytime. Comments: Nonviviparous; very free flowering; use in medium to large water garden.

Nicknames include: Alstro, Peruvian Lily, Ulster Mary, Peruvian Princess. Alstroemeria is named after the Swedish botanist Baron Klas von Alstroemer. The South American flower's seeds were among many collected by Alstroemer on a trip to Spain in 1753. Alstroemerias are all native to North American South and South America. There are about 50 species and they are all in the Amaryllis family. In their native state they are pretty but nothing like what we see today as a cut flower or a garden plant. Availability: Year round with a wide range of colors, reds, pinks, lavenders, yellows, salmons, oranges, and white. Size: 9-5 blooms per stem 3/4 to1-1/4 across when fully opened.

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