Tag Archive: wildflowers

Mar 06

Periwinkle or Myrtle

These photos of Periwinkle [Vinca Minor] were taken on 16 March 2013 and 5 March 2017.  The older photos were from Fletcher Park. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 256-257, says this is another cultivated flower escaped to roadsides and woods, which is where it was found.  Common Periwinkle or Myrtle is a member of the Dogbane (Apocynaceae) …

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Oct 02

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed

Fine-leaved or Bitter Sneezeweed [Helenium tenuifolium] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 2 October 2016.  It’s the member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 366-367, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides. USDA Plants Listing: Helenium tenuifolium

Jul 30

Common Dodder or Love Vine

Common Dodder or Love Vine [Cuscuta gronovii] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, Glassy Mine Overlook, along the roadside on 30 July 2016. It’s a member of the Dodder (Cuscutaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 322-323, says it’s a parasitic plant, that “tightly twines around the stems of other plants and absorbs their sap …

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Jul 17

Great Golden Digger Wasp on Common Milkweed

Great Golden Digger Wasp [Sphex ichneumoneus] on Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] at Fletcher Park on 17 July 2016. The plant is a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 264-265, states it’s a “coarse plant of fields of fields and roadsides.”  The NWF Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America, page …

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Jul 16

Fuller’s Teasel or Common Teasel

Fuller’s Teasel or Common Teasel [Dipsacus fullonum] photos were taken at Fletcher Park on 11 July 2013 and on 16 July 2016. It’s the member of the Teasel (Dipsacaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 160-161, states it blooms in summer and fall and can be found in fields and on roadsides.  The guide also lists …

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Jul 10

Great Laurel or Rosebay Rhododendron

Great Laurel or Rosebay [Rhododendron maximum] on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in South Asheville, North Carolina on 10 July 2016.  It’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 292-293, says it blooms in early summer in damp woods and swamps. USDA Plants Listing: Rhododendron maximum

Jul 02

Tall Blazing Star or Rough Blazing Star

Tall Blazing Star or Rough Blazing Star [Liatris aspera] found off Brevard Road, Asheville, North Carolina on 2 July 2016.  It’s a member of the Aster/Composite (Asteraceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 412-413, states it blooms in summer and fall in dry open places. USDA Plants Listing: Liatris aspera

Jun 26

Trumpet Creeper

Trumpet Creeper [Campsis radicans] found outside the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on 17 June 2013 and in Asheville, North Carolina on 26 June 2016. It’s a member of the Trumpet-creeper or Bignonia  (Bignoniaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 328-329, says that it grows in moist woods and thickets.  I spotted this same plant earlier this …

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Jun 18

Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed [Asclepias tuberosa] found near Fletcher Park on 28 August 2013 and 18 June 2016. It’s a member of the Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 188-189, states it blooms in summer in dry fields and on banks, and it also lists another common name as Pleurisy Root. USDA Plants …

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Jun 18

Chicory

Chicory [Cichorium intybus] found near the Silver Leaf Diner, off US Route 11 in DeKalb Junction, New York on 21 June 2013 and near Fletcher Park on 18 June 2016. It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 382-383, says that it blooms in summer and fall, and found on roadsides, …

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