Tag: Fletcher Park

Allegheny Monkeyflower

Allegheny Monkeyflower [Mimulus ringens] found at Fletcher Park on 1 August 2015.  It’s a member of the Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 100-101 states that it blooms in summer and early fall in wet places.  The book also states: The throat is partially closed with a yellow-ridged palate, so that the flower …

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January Sky – Field beyond Fletcher Park

Fletcher Park – 4 January 2015


Martha at Fletcher Park

New York Ironweed Revisited

New York Ironweed [Vernonia noveboracensis] found at Fletcher Park on 25 October 2014.  It’s dried up and ready to give back to the land. USDA Plants Listing: Vernonia noveboracensis

Fletcher Park – Cane Creek Bridge

Spiny Sow-Thistle

Spiny Sow-Thistle [Sonchus asper] found near Fletcher Park on 1 September 2014.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 354-355, states it blooms in spring, summer, and fall in dry soils and disturbed areas and that “cows avoid the annual because it is so spiny, allowing it to overrun …

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Red Morning Glory or Redstar

Red Morning Glory or Redstar [Ipomoea coccinea] found in a pasture near Fletcher Park on 1 September 2014. It’s a member of the Morning Glory (Convolvulaceae) family. Weeds of the South, pages 166, states that it is a “climbing or twining annual, vining herb” found in cultivated areas, fields, pastures, fencerows, roadsides, disturbed and waste …

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More About Velvetleaf

Velvetleaf [Abutilon theophrasti] photo was taken in a cornfield behind Fletcher Park on 1 September 2014.  All About Weeds, by Edwin Rollin Spencer says this about the plant, on page 158: Velvet-leaf, velvet-weed, Indian mallow, butter print, pie plant, Cotton-weed, and Indian hemp are all rather descriptive names of this common weed found in cornfields …

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Grasshopper at Fletcher Park