Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hollow Joe Pye Weed – Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus – Added to USWildflowers Database

Hollow Joe Pye Weed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/20/2010 – species number 250!)  Scientific name is Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus although many will know it by Eupatorium fistulosum.  This plant also is known by the common names Trumpetweed, tubular thoroughwort, and hollow-stemmed joe-pye-weed.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Aug 17, 2010.

Hollow Joe Pye Weed  - Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus

Hollow Joe Pye Weed - Eupatoriadelphus fistulosus

Ground Ivy – Glechoma hederacea – Added to USWildflowers Database

Ground Ivy, a non-native and invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/14/2010.)  Scientific name is Glechoma hederacea.  This plant also is known by the common names Gill-over-the-ground, Haymaids, Creeping Charlie, and a few other unkind epithets.  Photo below was taken in our neighborhood in Walker County, GA on 04/04/2010.

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Ground Ivy - Glechoma hederacea

Fireweed – Chamerion angustifolium – Added to USWildflowers Database

Fireweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/14/2010.)  Scientific name is Chamerion angustifolium.  This plant also is known by the common names Narrow-leaf fireweed and Willow Herb.  Photo below was taken at Split Rock Lighthouse on the North Short of Lake Superior in MN on  08/03/2002.

Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb - Chamerion angustifolium

Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb - Chamerion angustifolium

Yellow Pond Lily – Nuphar lutea – Added to USWildflowers Database

Yellow Pond Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/12/2010.)  Scientific name is Nuphar lutea.  This plant also is known by the common names Cowlily, and Spatterdock.  Photo below was taken on the Stuart River in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in MN on  08/02/2002.

Yellow Pond Lily - Nuphar lutea

Yellow Pond Lily - Nuphar lutea

Helmet Flower – Scutellaria integrifolia – Added to USWildflowers Database

Helmet Flower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/09/2010.)  Scientific name is Scutellaria integrifolia.  This plant also is known by the common names Hissopleaf Skullcap, Helmet Skullcap, and Hyssop Skullcap.  Photo below was taken at the Chickamauga National Military Park in GA on  05/31/2010.

Helmet Flower - Scutellaria integrifolia

Helmet Flower - Scutellaria integrifolia

Limestone Hawksbeard – Crepis intermedia – Added to USWildflowers Database

Limestone Hawksbeard, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/07/2010.)  Scientific name is Crepis intermedia.  This plant also is known by the common name Smallflower Hawksbeard.  Photo below was taken in Ada County, ID on  06/7/2010.

Limestone Hawksbeard - Crepis intermedia

Limestone Hawksbeard - Crepis intermedia

Blue Flax – Linum lewisii – Added to USWildflowers Database

Wild Blue Flax, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/06/2010.)  Scientific name is Linum lewisii.  This plant also is known by the common names Lewis Flax and Prairie Flax.  Photo below was taken in Ada County, ID, on the road to Lucky Peak on  06/14/2010.

Blue Flax, Lewis Flax, Prairie Flax - Linum lewisii

Blue Flax, Lewis Flax, Prairie Flax - Linum lewisii

Crimson Beebalm – Monarda didyma – Added to USWildflowers Database

Crimson Beebalm, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/02/2010.)  Scientific name is Monarda didyma.  This plant also is known by the common names Scarlet Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, and Oswego Tea.  Photo below was taken in Haywood County, NC, on 07/12/2010.

Crimson Bee Balm  - Monarda didyma

Crimson Bee Balm - Monarda didyma

July 2010 Native Plant of the Month – Purple Passionflower

Based on the number of visits to the the wildflower detail pages in the month of July, the Purple Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata – repeats as the USWildflowers Native Wildflower of the Month for July, 2010.  Purple Passionflower has been far and away the most popular species on the site for the past two months, and to provide more variety here, if it repeats again, I may need to set term limits.

Passiflora incarnata fruit

Passiflora incarnata fruit