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Hairy Clematis – Native Plant of the Day 06/28/2016

Photo from 05/31/2012. Location: Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID. More photos / info at the Clematis hirsutissima detail page.

Vase-flower, Sugarbowl, Leather-flower, Hairy Clematis - Clematis hirsutissima

Vase-flower, Sugarbowl, Leather-flower, Hairy Clematis – Clematis hirsutissima

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Rose Pogonia – Pogonia ophioglossoides – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Rose Pogonia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/25/2016.) Scientific name is Pogonia ophioglossoides.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 8, 2016. Go to the Rose Pogonia detail page for more information.

Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Rose Crested Orchid, Beard Flower, Sweet Crest Orchid - Pogonia ophioglossoides

Rose Pogonia – Pogonia ophioglossoides

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Upland Spreading Pogonia – Cleistesiopsis bifaria – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Upland Spreading Pogonia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/24/2016.) Scientific name is Cleistesiopsis bifaria.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 8, 2016. Go to the Upland Spreading Pogonia detail page for more information.

Upland Spreading Pogonia, Appalachian Small Spreading Pogonia, Small Spreading Pogonia, Small Rosebud Orchid, Funnel Crest - Cleistesiopsis bifaria

Upland Spreading Pogonia – Cleistesiopsis bifaria

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Small Purple Fringed Orchid – Native Plant of the Day 06/24/2016

Photo from 6/28/2014. Location: Clingman’s Dome, GSMNP, Swain County, NC. More photos / info at the Platanthera psycodes detail page.

Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Bog-orchid - Platanthera psycodes

Small Purple Fringed Orchid – Platanthera psycodes

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Creeping Water Primrose – Ludwigia peploides – at Amnicola Marsh

When I stopped at Amnicola Marsh a few days ago to check on the status of the American Lotus (they were blooming), I noticed a bright yellow blossom on a prostrate red stem in the cracked mud bottom (we are in a drought, and the water level is very low at the Marsh.) Cindy asked what it was, and I told her I thought it was a primrose-willow (Ludwigia species.)

reeping Water Primrose - Ludwigia peploides

I chose to use the Creeping Water Primrose common name for Ludwigia peploides rather than another one commonly used – Floating Primrose Willow – because the drought we’re in had this plant many yards away from being floating.

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