Monthly Archives: September 2010

USWildflowers Daily Post Slight Change in Direction #USWF-Daily

As September draws to a close, the number of native plants in the USWildflowers database that haven’t been used in one of the daily posts on Twitter and Facebook is also being exhausted, destined to lose a race against time even with 33 native species added in August along with another 19 in September.  I’ve decided a slight change in direction for USWildflowers’ daily wildflower post is in order.

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Prickly Lettuce – Lactuca serriola – Added to USWildflowers Database

Prickly Lettuce, a non-native, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/30/2010.)  Scientific name is Lactuca serriola.  It’s also known by the common name China Lettuce.  Photo below was taken in downtown Chattanooga, TN on May 20, 2010.

Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce - Lactuca serriola

Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce - Lactuca serriola

Side note: This is the 100th species added to the USWildflowers database in 2010.

Yellow Salsify – Tragopogon dubius – Added to USWildflowers Database

Yellow Salsify, a non-native and potentially invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/28/2010.)  Scientific name is Tragopogon dubius.  It’s also known by the common names Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, and Wild Oysterplant.  Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills near Boise, ID on June 19, 2010.

Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant - Tragopogon dubius

Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant - Tragopogon dubius

Balloon Vine – Cardiospermum halicacabum – Added to USWildflowers Database

Balloon Vine, a non-native and potentially invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/27/2010.)  Scientific name is Cardiospermum halicacabum.  It’s also known by the common names Love in a Puff and Heartseed.  Photo below was taken at Reflection Riding in Hamilton County, TN on Sep 5, 2010.

Balloon Vine, Love in a Puff, Heartseed - Cardiospermum halicacabum

Balloon Vine, Love in a Puff, Heartseed - Cardiospermum halicacabum

American Beautyberry – Callicarpa americana – Added to USWildflowers Database

American Beautyberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/23/2010.)  Scientific name is Callicarpa americana.  It’s also known by the common name French Mulberry .  Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Sep 20, 2010.

American Beautyberry, French Mulberry - Callicarpa americana

American Beautyberry, French Mulberry - Callicarpa americana

White Crownbeard – Verbesina virginica – Added to USWildflowers Database

White Crownbeard, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/20/2010.)  Scientific name is Verbesina virginica.  Other common names are Frostweed, Iceplant, Iceweed, Virginia Crownbeard, Indian Tobacco, Richweed, and Squawweed.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Sep 6, 2010.

White Crownbeard, Frostweed, Iceplant, Virginia Crownbeard - Verbesina virginica

White Crownbeard, Frostweed, Iceplant, Virginia Crownbeard - Verbesina virginica