Tag Archive: Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

Apr 16

Shrub Yellowroot or Yellowroot

Shrub Yellowroot or Yellowroot [Xanthorhiza simplicissima] photos were taken at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC on 16 April 2016. It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family, “the only species in the genus.”  Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, pages 322-323, states that the …

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Jul 20

Basil Balm or White Bergamot

Basil Balm or White Bergamot [Monarda clinopodia] photos were taken at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC on 20 July 2013. It’s the member of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 92-93, states it blooms in summer and fall and grows woods and thickets.  Its distinguishing marks are the dark …

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Jul 20

Velvetleaf or Indian Mallow

Velvetleaf or Indian Mallow [Abutilon theophrasti] photos were taken at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC on 20 July 2013, and at Fletcher Park on 6 September 2013.  It’s the member of the Mallow (Malvaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 204-205, states it blooms in summer and fall and grows in waste …

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Jul 20

Oswego Tea or Bee Balm

Oswego Tea or Bee Balm [Monarda didyma] photos were taken at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC on 20 July 2013. It’s the member of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 92-93, states it blooms in summer and fall, is an “old-fashioned garden plant,” a “favorite of hummingbirds,” escaped from …

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Jul 20

Common Buttonbush

Common Buttonbush [Cephalanthus occidentalis] photos were taken at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Pisgah Forest, NC on 20 July 2013. It’s the member of the Madder (Rubiaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 164-165, states it blooms in summer and is a shrub of wet places. USDA Plants Listing: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CEOC2