Tag Archive: Stella Mines

Jun 24

Old Stella Mines Area

My sister, Julie Spadaccini, and I went out on a hike at the location of the old Stella Mines, between Hermon and DeKalb Junction, New York.  The most interesting wildflowers that I spotted were Sheep Laurel, found near the slag pond, which I haven’t seen elsewhere in my travels.  The property is owned by Ralph …

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Jun 24

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed [Asclepias incarnata] found near old Stella Mines area on 24 June 2013. It’s a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 262-263, says that it blooms in summer and can be found in swamps and on shores. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASIN

Jun 24

Sheep Laurel or Lambkill

Sheep Laurel or Lambkill [Kalmia angustifolia] found near old Stella Mines area on 24 June 2013. It’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 292-293, says that it blooms in late spring and early summer and can be found in pastures, woods, and swamps.  The guide also states that the “foliage …

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