Tag: Fletcher Park

Partridge Pea

Partridge Pea [Chamaecrista fasciculata] found near Fletcher Park on 7 August 2014.  It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 236-237, states it blooms in summer and fall in sandy fields.  Newcomb’s lists it under the synonym of Cassia fasciculata. USDA Plants Listing: Chamaecrista fasciculata

Groundnut or Wild Bean

Groundnut or Wild Bean [Apios americana] found near Fletcher Park on 20 July 2014.  It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 108-109, states it blooms in summer in moist thickets. USDA Plants Listing: Apios americana

Curly Dock

Curly Dock [Rumex crispus] found off a path at Fletcher Park on 28 June 2014. It’s a member of the Buckwheat (Polygonaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 404-405, states it blooms in late spring and summer and is a common “weed of fields and waste places.”  In the guide, it’s listed as Curled Dock. USDA …

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Callery or Bradford Pear

Callery or Bradford Pear trees [Pyrus calleryana] found at Fletcher Park on 5 April 2014. This tree is a member of the Rose (Rosaceae) family.  Wikipedia states that the species was originally a native of China and Vietnam and that they produce a small woody fruit that is consumed by birds. USDA Plants Listing: Pyrus …

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Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

Clouded Sulphur Butterfly [Colias philodice] found at Fletcher Park on 6 September 2013.  It’s a member of the Sulphurs (Coliadinae) subfamily of Pieridae. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Colias philodice

Pickerelweed

Pickerelweed [Pontederia cordata] found near a pond at Fletcher Park on 28 August 2013.  It’s a member of the Water-Hyacinth (Pontederiaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 50-51, states it blooms in summer and fall, commonly found “on margins of rivers and ponds.” USDA Plants Listing: Pontederia cordata

Blue Mistflower

Blue Mistflower [Conoclinium coelestinum] found at Fletcher Park on 22 August 2013. It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 436-437, states it blooms in late summer to fall in moist woods and thickets.  The guide lists it under the scientific synonym of Eupatorium coelestinum. USDA Plants Listing: Conoclinium coelestinum

New York Ironweed

New York Ironweed [Vernonia noveboracensis] found at Fletcher Park on 22 August 2013. It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 210-211, states it blooms in summer and fall in moist meadows.  Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 182-183, states: “Iron” refers to the rust-colored dried flower heads and reddish seeds, …

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Cardinalflower

Cardinalflower [Lobelia cardinalis] found at Fletcher Park on 22 August 2013. It’s a member of the Bellflower (Campanulaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 52-53, states it blooms in late summer and fall and is “a striking plant of stream banks and damp meadows.” USDA Plants Listing: Lobelia cardinalis

Tall or Giant Sunflower

Tall or Giant Sunflower [Helianthus giganteus] found at Fletcher Park on 22 August 2013. It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 388-389, states it blooms in summer and fall in swamps and damp thickets. The stem is “often purple,” as seen below. USDA Plants Listing: Helianthus giganteus