Tag: Fletcher Park

Pretty Unknown Flower

Bidens or Beggartick

Photographed in Fletcher Park, 23 September 2012 and 4 September 2013.  The Wildflowers of the Carolinas, page 382, shows a flower that looks this listed as Bearded Beggartick [Bidens aristosa], a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  It makes an orange or orange-yellow dye. USDA Plants Listing:  Bidens aristosa

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