May 27

Cliff Saxifrage or Michaux’s Saxifrage

Cliff Saxifrage or Michaux’s Saxifrage [Saxifraga michauxii] photos were taken on the North Carolina Bartram Trail on 27 May 2017 and at Carl Sandburg Home on 28 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae) family.   Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, page 403, states that it flowers April through August and “it’s an early colonizer of landslide scars and bare rock surfaces” on “moist to rather dry rock outcrops.”  The scientific synonym given in that text is Micranthes petiolaris.

USDA Plants Listing: Saxifraga michauxii

Cliff Saxifrage – 27 May 2017

Cliff Saxifrage (alt) – 27 May 2017

Cliff Saxifrage (leaves) – 27 May 2017

Cliff Saxifrage (leaves) – 28 May 2017

May 14

Yellow Wood-Sorrel or Common Yellow Oxalis

Yellow Wood-Sorrel [Oxalis stricta] photos were taken at the North Carolina Arboretum, in Asheville, on 14 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Wood-Sorrel (Oxalidaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 246-247, states that it blooms from Spring to Fall and is a “common weed of gardens and roadsides.”

USDA Plants Listing: Oxalis stricta

Yellow Wood-Sorrel – 14 May 2017

Yellow Wood-Sorrel (other) 14 May 2017

Yellow Wood-Sorrel Leaves- 14 May 2017

Apr 16

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone [Anemonella thalictroides] photos were taken on the Mountains-to-Sea trail between the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center and Visitor’s Center on 16 April 2017.  It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 392-3, states it’s a “delicate spring flower” that is found in open woods. It can have 5-10 petallike sepals.

USDA Plants Listing: Anemonella thalictroides

Rue Anemone on the MST – 16 AprIl 2017

Rue Anemone – 16 April 2017

Rue Anemone (zoom out) – 16 April 2017

Apr 14

Woodland Violets

Woodland Violets [Viola] found at Givens Estates on 14 April 2017 and in Gerton, North Carolina on 15 April 2017.

Woodland Violets at Givens Estates – 14 April 2017

White Violet – 15 April 2017

Violets in Gerton – 15 April 2017

Yellow Violet – 15 April 2017

Mar 06

Periwinkle or Myrtle

These photos of Periwinkle [Vinca Minor] were taken on 16 March 2013 and 5 March 2017.  The older photos were from Fletcher Park. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 256-257, says this is another cultivated flower escaped to roadsides and woods, which is where it was found.  Common Periwinkle or Myrtle is a member of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) family.

USDA Plants Listing:  Vinca Minor

Periwinkle – 5 March 2017

Periwinkles - 16 Mar 2013

Periwinkles – 16 Mar 2013

More Periwinkles - 16 Mar 2013

More Periwinkles – 16 Mar 2013

 

Feb 11

Sewerage Manhole Cover – 11 February 2017

Sewerage Access Cover – Buncombe County, Asheville, North Carolina – 11 February 2017

Utility Cover – 11 February 2017

Jan 17

Office Artwork – 17 January 2017

Office Art – 17 January 2017

ARA Painting – 17 January 2017

Jan 14

New Belgium Brewery, Asheville, NC – 14 January 2017

Post-Holidays 2017 – New Belgium Brewery, Asheville, North Carolina

At New Belgium – 14 Jan 2017

Jan 07

Snow at Troy Hill – 7 January 2017

Home at Troy Hill – 7 January 2017

At Troy Hill – 7 January 2017

Dec 09

Rancho Palos Verdes – 9 December 2016

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