Further Afield: Wilkerson Nature Preserve in Wake County, North Carolina

by Bryan England Preserve Manager, Annie Louise Wilkerson, MD Nature Preserve Park   In the summer of 2021, the UNC-Chapel Hill Herbarium received an unexpected specimen, a rare native wildflower known as “red wood lettuce” (Lactuca hirsuta), which had not been collected in the North Carolina Piedmont in over 50 years.  According to Bruce Sorrie…