Tag Archive: The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Apr 04

Trout Lily or Dogtooth Violiet

This Trout Lily or Dogtooth Violet [Erythronium americanum] was viewed on 4 April 2016 at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family, listed on pages 338-339 of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide it blooms in moist woods in Early Spring.  I didn’t capture a good view of the leaves, which have a …

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Apr 04

Eastern Redbud

These photos of Eastern Redbud [Cercis canadensis] were taken on 4 April 2016 at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville.  It’s a shrub or small tree that’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae) family and listed on pages 104-105 of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide.  The guide also states that the leaves are undeveloped at flowering time …

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Apr 04

Oconee Bells

Oconee Bells [Shortia galacifolia] viewed on 4 April 2016 at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville.  It’s a member of the Diapensia (Diapensiaceae) family. Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, page 438, states that it flowers from March to April, and bears fruit July through August. It’s also stated: …

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May 26

Golden Alexanders or Golden Zizia

These examples of Golden Alexanders or Golden Zizia [Zizia aurea] were found on the Blue Ridge Parkway Shut-In Trail on 25 May and on 26 May 2013 at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville.  It’s a member of the Carrot (Apiaceae) family and listed on pages 226-227 of Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ZIAU

May 26

Small’s Beardtongue

Small’s Beardtongue [Penstemon smallii], a member of the Figwort (Scrophulariaceae) family, found on the grounds of The Botanical Gardens at Asheville on 26 May 2013.  It was the first visit there by the Vining family and it was a lovely day out.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 102-103, says Beardtongues’ flowers are long, trumpet shaped, in …

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