Tag: wildflowers

Bowman’s Root or Indian Physic

Bowman’s Root or Indian Physic [Gillenia trifoliata] photos were taken on the North Carolina Bartram Trail on 27 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Rose (Rosaceae) family.   Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 232-233, states that it grows in woods in Late Spring and Summer.  It is also called “Fawn’s Breath.” USDA Plants Listing: Gillenia trifoliata

Speckled Wood Lily or White Clintonia

Speckled Wood Lily or White Clintonia [Clintonia umbellulata] photos were taken on the North Carolina Bartram Trail on 27 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.   Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 338-339, states that it grows in rich woods in Spring and early Summer.  Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the …

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Cliff Saxifrage or Michaux’s Saxifrage

Cliff Saxifrage or Michaux’s Saxifrage [Saxifraga michauxii] photos were taken on the North Carolina Bartram Trail on 27 May 2017 and at Carl Sandburg Home on 28 May 2017.  It’s a member of the Saxifrage (Saxifragaceae) family.   Timothy P. Spira’s Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont, page 403, states that …

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Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone [Anemonella thalictroides] photos were taken on the Mountains-to-Sea trail between the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center and Visitor’s Center on 16 April 2017.  It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 392-3, states it’s a “delicate spring flower” that is found in open woods. It can have 5-10 petallike …

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Woodland Violets

Woodland Violets [Viola] found at Givens Estates on 14 April 2017 and in Gerton, North Carolina on 15 April 2017.

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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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

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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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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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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