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Column: Mystery Plant -- A good reason to be outdoors
John Nelson
John Nelson
A cool, foggy, summer dawn several years ago found me deep in a holler in eastern West Virginia, starting a day of botany. It was Pocahontas County, way up in the Monongahela National Forest (not so far from the Cass Scenic Mountain Railroad, which is worth a visit). The plan was to climb down a slope, next to a trickling brook, in order to the plant life of an extensive beaver pond.