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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

Utah Honeysuckle, Red Twinberry, and Fly Honeysuckle – Lonicera utahensis

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White Clintonia – Clintonia umbellulata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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, Clinton’s Lily, Speckled Woodlily - Clintonia umbellulata

White Clintonia – Clintonia umbellulata

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A Visit to the Chattanooga #Riverwalk – Mink and More

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

Dragonfly at Curtain Pole Pond – This is a composite of two photos of a single dragonfly – one on the approach; the other upon landing

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Tall Hairy Agrimony – Agrimonia gryposepala – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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, Common Agrimony, Hooked Agrimony, Tall Hairy Grooveburr - Agrimonia gryposepala

Tall Hairy Agrimony – Agrimonia gryposepala

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