Tag: wildflowers

Hairy Cat’s Ear

Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 362-363, states that this is “often called False Dandelion” and is not a Carolina native, but came from Europe.  Hairy Cat’s Ear [Hypochaeris radicata] is a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  These photos were taken on Big Glassy at the Carl Sandburg National Historic site. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=HYRA3 …

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Fire Pink

According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 198-199, Fire Pink [Silene virginica] is a member of the Pink (Caryophyllaceae) family and is most commonly found in the hills and mountains.  The photos were taken on Big Glassy at Carl Sandburg National Historic site on 19 May 2012. USDA Plants Listing:  http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SIVI4    

Mountain Laurel

These photos of Mountain Laurel [Kalmia latifolia] were taken at the Carl Sandburg National Historic place on Big Glassy.  According to Wildflowers of the Carolinas, pages 116-117, it’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. USDA Plants Listing:  Kalmia latifolia