Tag: wildflowers

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

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

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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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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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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Striped Prince’s Pine or Spotted Wintergreen

Striped Prince’s Pine or Spotted Wintergreen [Chimaphila maculata] found near mile marker 437 on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 25 July 2013 and in Travelers Rest, SC on 28 May 2016. It’s a member of the Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 284-285, says it blooms in summer in dry woods. Timothy P. Spira’s …

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Japanese Honeysuckle

Japanese Honeysuckle [Lonicera japonica] found at Fletcher Park on 21 April 2016.  It’s a member of the Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 108-109 states that it’s a vine that blooms in late spring to fall on road-sides and in thickets and it is “an introduced weed, smothering out other plants by its …

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Pink Lady’s Slippers on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Pink Lady’s Slippers [Cypripedium acaule] found on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville on 16 May 2016. USDA Plants Listing: Cypripedium acaule

Dwarf Larkspur

Dwarf Larkspur [Delphinium tricorne] photos were taken on the Appalachian Trail (AT), between US 19E and Doll Flats, near Roan Mountain, Tennessee, on 14 May 2016. It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family. Wildflowers of North Carolina, page 61, states, “This poisonous native perennial is infrequent, though often occuring in large colonies, in the …

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Bush Pea or Aaron’s Rod

Bush Pea or Aaron’s Rod [Thermopsis villosa] found at WNC Nature Center on 30 April 2016 and on Givens Estates on 1 May 2016.  It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae) family.  Wild Flowers of North Carolina, page 99, states that it is “a close relative ot the Baptisia,” and they “grow in clearings …

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