There are suposedly some plants the Indians brought from Central America-I've never seen them, though it wouldn't suprise me if they're there. The buckthorn grows on middens because of the high lime content-all those shells sitting there for thousands of years. It possible that you might find natural midden like sites-I've seen thick piles of shells high and dry on Little Dauphin Island-but most are limited to these lime rich sites. Not sure if Indians used the plants, altough they probably ended up spreading them unaware.
posted on 11/30/2001 3:49:44 PM PST
This is what I called a "buttercup." Is it an insect eater? BTW, these are at the same site (as well as others) that I told you about on HWY 193 south.
posted on 11/30/2001 4:14:56 PM PST
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