Bloodroot [Sanguinaria canadensis] found on Bearwallow Mountain on 3 April 2015 and in Gerton on 26 March 2016, 15 April 2017, and 21 March 2022. It’s a member of the Poppy (Papaveraceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 364-365, states that its juice is orange-red and it blooms in early Spring in rich woods. USDA Plants …
Mar 21 2022
Jul 02 2021
Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine [Campsis radicans] found outside the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on 17 June 2013 and in Asheville, North Carolina on 26 June 2016 and 2 July 2021. 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 …
Jun 15 2021
Jun 15 2021
Jun 14 2021
Images from a visit to Mount Rushmore National Monument, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, on Flag Day, 14 June 2021. Presidents (left-to-right): George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Executed by sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, beginning in October 1927 and completed by his son, Lincoln, in October 1941.
Jun 11 2021
Jun 10 2021
Thomas Canyon in the Ruby Mountains, near Spring Creeek, Nevada on 9 and 10 June 2021. It is part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was sunny, windy, and relatively warm when we arrived, but there were snow pellets on our tent when we woke up the following morning.
Jun 09 2021
Snowmelt [Sarcodes sanguinea] found at Emerald Bay State Park and South Lake Tahoe, California on 8 and 9 June 2021. It’s a member of the Indian Pipe (Monotropaceae) family and “is the only mycotrophic wildflower in the heath (Ericaceae) that is not a ghostly white color or various shades of reddish to purplish brown,” according …
Jun 03 2021
Jun 01 2021