Category: Things

Everlasting Pea

This was found between industrial park and cultivated fields near Fletcher Park, 23 September 2012.  Everlasting Pea [Lathyrus latifolius] is a member of the Pea or Bean (Fabaceae) family.  Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 110-111, states that it’s a non-native, intrusive plant. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LALA4 (Perennial Pea)

Pennsylvania Smartweed

Pennsylvania Smartweed [Polygonum pensylvanicum] photographed at Fletcher Park on 23 September 2012 and 11 July 2013.  It is a member of the Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) family, shown on pages 102-103 of Wildflowers of the Carolinas. USDA Plants Listing:  Polygonum pensylvanicum

Goldenrod

The flowers and plant yield a strong yellow dye (no surprise there).  These photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 23 September 2012.  Wildflowers of the Carolinas, page 406, shows a photo of Gray Goldenrod [Solidago nemoralis], which appears to be plant in the shots.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family. USDA Plants …

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Bull Thistle

This photo of Bull Thistle [Cirsium vulgare] was taken at Trout Lake, Hermon, NY.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.   Reader’s Digest North American Wildlife, page 463, shows it as being found across Canada, Mexico, and the United States. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CIVU  

Hairy Cat’s Ear

Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 362-363, states that this is “often called False Dandelion” and is not a Carolina native, but came from Europe.  Hairy Cat’s Ear [Hypochaeris radicata] is a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  These photos were taken on Big Glassy at the Carl Sandburg National Historic site. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HYRA3 …

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Fire Pink

According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 198-199, Fire Pink [Silene virginica] is a member of the Pink (Caryophyllaceae) family and is most commonly found in the hills and mountains.  The photos were taken on Big Glassy at Carl Sandburg National Historic site on 19 May 2012. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SIVI4    

Mountain Laurel

These photos of Mountain Laurel [Kalmia latifolia] were taken at the Carl Sandburg National Historic place on Big Glassy.  According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 116-117, it’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. USDA Plants Listing:  Kalmia latifolia  

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