Friday, March 28, 2014

Sandra Hoffberg's Wisteria Project



Dear Ramblers, 
As part of my dissertation, I am starting a volunteer-based project that will survey the persistence of invasive wisteria in the southeastern US.  No one knows how long perennial invasive wisteria vines can remain in the same place or at what rate they go extinct (naturally or with human intervention).  To figure this out, I have checked herbaria records for very specific spots in GA, SC, and NC, at which wisteria was collected 60 to 10 years ago.  These sites need to be revisited to see if wisteria is still there.
I would appreciate help checking for wisteria at these sites, and anyone (not just trained botanists) can volunteer.  Here’s how:
1.                Check my website for a description of where the site is: http://hoffberg.us/wisteria
2.                Visit the location. If wisteria is not immediately apparent, spend 10 to 15 minutes looking within 200m of the described site.  
3.                Take a picture of wisteria if you find it.
4.                Upload the picture to the website with a description of where you found it.
The text description of the site can be found if you click on the red balloon on the map on my website.  I have also attached a spreadsheet of the sites, in case this is easier to read. [Note: Sandra's spreadsheet table follows this letter.] I will update the website after sites have been visited, so check often.  I would prefer you to use the contact form through the website to contact me, but I can also be reached at Sandra.hoffberg@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.  Thank you in advance for your important contribution to my research!

Sandra

Site
No.
Year
State
County
City
Location
1
1970
AL
Lee
Auburn
Behind Harwell's men's shop on E. Thatch Street
2
1996
FL
Alachua
Gainesville
off Millhopper Road, just south and east of juction with NW 71 St. along roadside
5
1975
GA
Bulloch

Along creek behind Alumni House on GSC campus
6
1975
GA
Muscogee
Fort Benning Military Reservation
N side of Steam Mill Road, about one-third mi E of Moye Road and Wildcat Road.
7
1977
GA
Elbert

E of Bowman. Dirt road 115 off GA hwy 17.
8
1978
GA
Morgan

Near main highway, along dirt road that parallels golf course.  Flora of Hard Labor Creek State Park, 2mi N of Rutledge
10
1987
GA
Monroe

A mile and a half off I-75 at exit 65, on High Falls State Park. On bank below group shelter along High Falls Road
11
1988
GA
Butts

SE of Jackson, off GA Hwy. 42. Indian Springs State Park. Woody vine climbing high into oak trees near assistant superintendent's residence.
12
1989
GA
Early

Along GA hwy 62 at Rock Hill Community.  About 3/4 mi E of Chancey Mill Road.
13
1995
GA
DeKalb

Stone Mountain Park; roadside, west side of Robert E. Lee Boulevard, due east of Stone Mountain, between road and railroad tracks at entrance to service road
14
1999
GA
Sumter
Americus
Americus: SU-120h (Americus Quad., soil map 36) Locally common showy high climbing vine in secondary woods along Lamar Rd., 0.4m E of jct. District Rd., ca. 4.8 mi ESE of downtown.
15
2000
GA
Fulton
Alpharetta
on fence beside the driveway of 1270 Birmingham Rd.
16
2003
GA
Glynn

Fort Frederica National Monument. Growing in hedgerow near visitor parking
17
2003
GA
Morgan
Madison
on corner of 2nd St. and Washington St. Woody vine growing over Redbud tree
18
2003
GA
Morgan
Madison
growing along the forested area along Old Dixie and Surgrave Rd.
22
1970
NC
Orange

Waste area, east side of Manning Drive, .1 mile north of intersection with US 15-501
42
1995
SC
Fairfield

Between SC 215 and Monticello Reservoir, 0.8 mi N of SC 213. At fishing pier. Ca. 12 mi WSW of Winnsboro.
45
1964
SC
Richland
Columbia
Yard. 6520 Buckfield Dr.
46
1984
SC
Kershaw

Southeast of Elgin, 2.5 miles northwest of I-20 on east side of Sec Hwy 47; Growing at abandoned homesite at northwest end of White Pond;
47
1995
SC
Lancaster

2.7 km south of downtown Taxahaw; Ground and climbing into adjacent trees; Old homesite near parking area on north side of Flat Creek Heritage Preserve;
48
1995
SC
Aiken

Bishop Gravatt Center; On the ground and in the trees at the High Ropes Course;
49
1995
SC
Aiken

Along Fox Creek downstream of SC 230; Just north of I-20. 4 miles north of North Augusta; Common vine along road embankment.
50
1958
SC
Lexington

Front of 104 Hendrix Street; Persisting around home-sites;
51
1995
SC
Bamberg

At Rivers Bridge State Park off of S-31 about 5 miles southwest of Ehrhardt; Beside cemetery;
54
2003
SC
Calhoun

30 m from overpass, E side of Hwy 6, intersection with railroad tracks, Main St, downtown St Matthews Embankment of railroad tracks
58
1958
SC
Richland
Columbia
810 Henderson Street; House; Grows as vine around homes, trees;
60
1967
SC
Richland
Columbia
15 miles out of Bluff Road; Duffies pond;
61
2003
SC
Richland

Approx. 500 m southeast from intersection of Kilbourne and Devine Streets; Twining on fence;
66
1984
SC
Saluda

Junction of SC 391 and S-500; Rare along rocky, sandy, disturbed roadside;
68
2000
SC
Sumter

Corner of Hampton and Church Streets; Sumter; Growing in sunny soil;
71
2002
SC
Georgetown

Huntington Beach State Park, path leading to Hwy 17, across from Brookgreen Gardens and Atalaya Pathway; along sides and throughout
79
1981
NC
Wake

Pine-hardwoods near W end of upper lake.

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