All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Water Shield</strong>
<em>Brasenia schreberi</em> / Water Shield Family
<span style="color: purple;">Rare</span> 
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
Bays Mountain Park 
June 23, 2007
I never expected to see this plant growing in e...
Water Shield
Brasenia schreberi / Water Shield Family
Rare
Aquatic
Bays Mountain Park
June 23, 2007
I never expected to see this plant growing in east Tennessee, especially up on top of a mountain! It grew quite thick along the edges of Bays Mountain Lake. The stems and leaves are quite slimy, I remember hating having to swim through this plant at Girl Scout Camp in middle Tennessee in the late 1960's. It would rap around our legs and it felt creepy! :(

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