When I photographed this wildflower in Idaho I identified it a Calochortus eurycarpus, White Mariposa Lily. I now think that was an incorrect ID; I believe this is Calochortus bruneaunis – Bruneau Mariposa Lily. Read on for an explanation of how I changed my mind…
Native Plant of the Day 01/28/2011.
Photo from May 30, 2009. Location: Polk County, TN.
Galax – for more photos / info go to the Galax urceolata detail page
We hadn’t seen Cedar Waxwings around our neighborhood for about a week. In the past they’ve passed through, hanging around for a week or so, and then disappearing until next year. They’ve been party (along with many other species of birds) to consuming the berries on our Bradford pears, and since these berries appear to be gone now, I thought the Cedar Waxwings were gone for the winter as well. However, while trying to photograph a pair of Red-wing Blackbirds that I had spotted earlier, I happened across this (unusually) lone cedar waxwing in some underbrush in our vacant lot next door.
Native Plant of the Day 01/21/2011.
Photo from June 24, 2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
Jack in the Pulpit – for more photos / info go to the Arisaema triphyllum detail page.
Native Plant of the Day 01/13/2011.
Photo from June 7, 2010. Location: Ada County, ID.
Update 01/30/2011: I have decided that this identification as Calochortus eurycarpus was incorrect, and that this is Calorchortus bruneaunis instead.
White Mariposa Lily – for more photos / info go to the Calochortus eurycarpus detail page.
Kudzu, a non-native, invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/09/2011.) Scientific name is Pueraria montana. It’s also known by the common names Kudzu-vine, Foot-a-Night Vine, and Vine that ate the South. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on September 16, 2010.
Low-Hop, a non-native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/04/2011.) Scientific name is Trifolium campestre. It’s also known by the common names Field Clover, Large Hop Clover, and Hop Trefoil. Photo below was taken at Reed Branch Wet Meadow Preserve, Towns County, GA on April 30, 2010.