Tag Archive: Gerton

Apr 14

Star Chickweed

These Star Chickweed [Stellaria pubera], a member of the Pink (Caryophyllaceae) family, were found in Gerton, North Carolina on 4 May 2013 and on 14 April 2018.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 274-275, states it’s found in woods and on rocky slopes.  It’s listed in the flowers with 5 regular parts section, but the petals are …

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Apr 14

Cut-leaved Toothwort or Pepperroot

Cut-Leaved Toothwort [Cardamine concatenata] found off a new path at Fletcher Park on 5 April 2014, on Bearwallow Mountain on 23 April 2016, and in Gerton, NC on 14 April 2018.  It’s a member of the Mustard (Brassicaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 162-63, states it blooms in spring in rich woods.  Another synonym for …

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Mar 26

Dutchman’s Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches [Dicentra cucullaria] found in Gerton, North Carolina on 26 March 2016 and 15 April 2017. It’s a member of the Fumitory (Fumariaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 34-35, states that “the quaint flowers appear like pairs of pantaloons hung up to dry” and they bloom in Spring. USDA Plants Listing: Dicentra cucullaria

Apr 27

Jack-in-the-pulpit

Jack-in-the-pulpit [Arisaema triphyllum] found in Gerton on 27 April 2014.  It’s a member of the Arum (Araceae) family. Wildflowers of North Carolina, page 12, says it blooms March through April in low woods and bogs. USDA Plants Listing: Arisaema triphyllum

May 04

Nodding Trillium

The North Carolina Native Plant Society lists this flower as a Nodding Trillium [Trillium rugelii].  it’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family and was found in Gerton on 4 May 2012 with the Large-Flowered Trillium.  The USDA link has a name of Ill-scented Wake-robin.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 124-125, states that the maroon or …

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May 04

Large-flowered Trillium or White Trillium

Large-flowered Trillium [Trillium grandiflorum] or White Trillium photos taken in Gerton on 4 May 2013, off a little roadside turn-off.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) famly.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 124-125, states that it’s found in “rich woods” and it flowers white, turning pink as it fades. USDA Plants Listing:  Trillium grandiflorum