Native Plant of the Day 07/24/2014
Photo from 5/25/2012. Location: Adams County, ID.
Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower - for more info and photos go to the Mimulus nanus detail page.
Dwarf Purple Mimulus, Dwarf Purple Monkeyflower – Mimulus nanus
Native Plant of the Day 07/23/2014
Photo from Aug 21, 2010. Location: Walker County, Ga.
Cutleaf Coneflower - for more information go to the Rudbeckia laciniata detail page.
Green-headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower – Rudbeckia laciniata
Native Plant of the Day 07/22/2014
Photo from 7/22/2011. Location: Walker County, GA.
Smooth Seedbox - for more info and a photo of the seed box go to the Ludwigia alternifolia detail page.
Smooth Seedbox, Rattle-box, Square-pod Water-primrose – Ludwigia alternifolia
Native Plant of the Day 07/21/2014
Photo from 5/31/2012. Location: Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID.
Utah Honeysuckle - for more info and photos go to the Lonicera utahensis detail page.
Utah Honeysuckle, Red Twinberry, and Fly Honeysuckle – Lonicera utahensis
Native Plant of the Day 07/20/2014
Photo from 7/12/2007. Location: Grundy County TN
Sensitive Briar – for more information go to the Mimosa microphylla detail page.
Sensitive Briar, Littleleaf Sensitive-briar – Mimosa microphylla
White Clintonia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (7/19/2014.) Scientific name is Clintonia umbellulata. It is also known as Clinton’s Lily, and Speckled Woodlily. Photo below was taken in the Murray County, GA on May 15, 2014. Go to the White Clintonia detail page for more photos and information.
White Clintonia – Clintonia umbellulata
The “Polar Vortex” came through the Chattanooga area in mid-July, giving us a few days respite from the muggy heat that usually oppresses us in July and August. It would have been horrible to waste that time indoors, so my wife and I spent a little bit of time on Chattanooga’s Tennessee River Walk at one of our favorite spots, the pond at Curtain Pole Road. We started out chasing dragonflies, but soon that turned into much more.
Dragonfly at Curtain Pole Pond – This is a composite of two photos of a single dragonfly – one on the approach; the other upon landing
Native Plant of the Day 07/19/2014
Photo from June 13, 2010. Location: Ada County, ID.
White Mule’s Ears – for more photos / info go to the Wyethia helianthoides detail page.
White Mule’s Ears, White Wyethia – Wyethia helianthoides
Tall Hairy Agrimony, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (7/18/2014.) Scientific name is Agrimonia gryposepala. It is also known as Common Agrimony, Hooked Agrimony, and Tall Hairy Grooveburr. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cocke County, TN on June 29, 2014. Go to the Tall Hairy Agrimony detail page for more photos and information.
Tall Hairy Agrimony – Agrimonia gryposepala
Native Plant of the Day 07/18/2014
Photo from 6/10/2011. Location: Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID
Arrowleaf Balsamroot – for more information go to the Balsamorhiza sagittata detail page.
Arrowleaf Balsamroot – Balsamorhiza sagittata