Dan Vining

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Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain [Goodyera pubescens] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville, just off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 1 August 2013, 27 July 2013, and 12 July 2014. It’s a member of the Orchid (Orchidaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 24-25 states that it blooms in summer in woodlands. USDA Plants Listing: Goodyera …

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Nasturtium [Tropaeolum majus] found in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, near Terranea Spa on 30 January 2014. It’s a member of the Nasturtium (Tropaeolaceae) family. USDA Plants Listing: Tropaeolum majus

Bidens or Beggartick

Photographed in Fletcher Park, 23 September 2012 and 4 September 2013. The Wildflowers of the Carolinas, page 382, shows a flower that looks this listed as Bearded Beggartick [Bidens aristosa], a member of the Aster (Asteraceae) family. It makes an orange or orange-yellow dye. USDA Plants Listing: Bidens aristosa

Sunny Leesburg, Florida – 13 January 2012

Trees in the median of the development. The car made the trip okay. Sand Cranes in the median too. Canada Snow Birds are here also!

DeKalb Theatre, Fort Payne, Alabama – US Route 11