Tag: wildflowers

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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Cleavers or Stickywilly

Cleavers or Stickwilly [Galium aparine] found at WNC Nature Center on 30 April 2016.  It’s a member of the Madder (Rubiaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 152-53, describes it as “a sprawling, prickly plant of woods, thickets, and shores,” blooming in late Spring or early summer. USDA Plants Listing: Galium aparine  

Carolina Geranium or Carolina Cranesbill

Carolina Geranium or Carolina Cranesbill [Geranium carolinianum] found on Singletree Road on 19 May 2013 and at the Western North Carolina Nature Center on 30 April 2016, which is a member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 280-281, says it can be found in rocky woods and fields. USDA Plants Listing: Geranium …

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Common Sow Thistle or Annual Sowthistle

Common Sow Thistle or Annual Sowthistle [Sonchus oleraceus] found at Ridgefield Court in Asheville on 28 April 2016.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family.  Weeds of the South, page 106, states it blooms in cultivated and disturbed areas. USDA Plants Listing: Sonchus oleraceus

Common Groundsel or old-man-in-the-Spring

Common Groundsel or old-man-in-the-Spring [Senecio vulgaris] found at Fletcher Park on 17 April 2016 and probably 16 March 2013.  It’s a member of the Aster (Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae) family and Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 416-417 states that it is “a weed of cultivated land and waste places,” and it blooms from Spring to Fall.   …

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