Monthly Archives: October 2012

Western Blue Elder – Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Western Blue Elder, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/30/2012.) Scientific name is Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea.  Photo below was taken along the Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID on June 19, 2011.   It  is also known by the common name Blue Elderberry.  Go to the Western Blue Elder detail page for more photos and information.

Western Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry - Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea

Western Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry – Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea

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#Fall_Colors in Middle Tennessee

Cindy and I took a drive over to Franklin, Tennessee yesterday (Friday, Oct 26).   We were going to Carnton Mansion, but Franklin was in the cold, wet front that was headed our way, so we decided to do Carnton on another trip.  As we drove back east, things got warmer and brighter.  Here are a couple of photos from that drive.

Methodist Church

Methodist Church in Marion County, Tennessee

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Western Trillium – Trillium ovatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Western Trillium, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/27/2012.) Scientific name is Trillium ovatum.  Photo below was taken in Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID on June 1, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, and one variety as Oettinger’s Trillium.  Go to the Western Trillium detail page for more photos and information.

Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettinger’s Trillium - Trillium ovatum

Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettinger’s Trillium – Trillium ovatum

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Pigeon Mountain – Trees and Tunnels

Pigeon Mountain – a major spur of Lookout Mountain – is a wonderful place, even outside the fabulous wildflower site called The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain.  During hunting season – turkey in the spring, and deer in the fall – there are a few roads opened that are closed the rest of the year.  These were opened in early September at the beginning of archery season (firearms deer season started today – Saturday, Oct 20, 2012.)  I was fortunate enough to get down onto two of these – Estelle Mine Road and Owl Hollow over the past couple of days.  Ostensibly the trip on Friday was to photograph an Agalinis species that I really wanted to be, as reported by others, Agilinis decemloba.  I got the photo, and I think it’s likely Agalinis tenuifolia instead.

False Foxglove - Agilinis spp.

False Foxglove – Agilinis spp.

While I was disappointed not to fine retuse corolla lobes on the Agalinis, Friday at Pigeon Mountain, followed with a wonderful drive with my wife on Saturday morning up the Estelle Mine Road, was anything but disappointing.  Check out a few of the photos I took on those two days…

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Pale Gentian – Gentiana villosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Pale Gentian, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/17/2012.) Scientific name is Gentiana villosa.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Oct 15, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Striped Gentian and Sampsons Snakeroot .  Go to the Pale Gentian detail page for more photos and information.

Pale Gentian, Striped Gentian, Sampsons Snakeroot - Gentiana villosa

Pale Gentian, Striped Gentian, Sampsons Snakeroot – Gentiana villosa

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Nakedflower Ticktrefoil – Desmodium nudiflorum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/16/2012.) Scientific name is Desmodium nudiflorum.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 16, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil and Naked-Stemmed Tick Clover .  Go to the Nakedflower Ticktrefoil detail page for more photos and information.

Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil, Naked-stemmed Tick Clover - Desmodium nudiflorum

Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil, Naked-stemmed Tick Clover – Desmodium nudiflorum

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Sunrise at Lake Ocoee

My wife and I were going over to Waynesville, NC on Thursday to pick up a granddaughter who had been spending a few days with her best friend from Papua New Guinea.  Being the fall color season, we wanted to take some time for some photographs in the mountains, so we left early, before 7 AM.  It turned out that sunrise was just as we were getting to Lake Ocoee (also known as Parksville Lake), and the cool morning brought fog and mist with it.  We also had time to take brief drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the daytrip to Waynesville.

Sunrise over Lake Ocoee

Sunrise over Lake Ocoee

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Blue Waxweed – Cuphea viscosissima – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Blue Waxweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/11/2012.) Scientific name is Cuphea viscosissima.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Sep 24, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Clammy Cuphea and Tarweed.  Go to the Blue Waxweed detail page for more photos and information.

Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed - Cuphea viscosissima


Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed – Cuphea viscosissima

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Broadleaf Arrowhead – Sagittaria latifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Broadleaf Arrowhead, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/09/2012.) Scientific name is Sagittaria latifolia.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Sep 26, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Common Arrowhead, Arrowleaf, Burhead, Wapato, and Duck-potato.  Go to the Broadleaf Arrowhead detail page for more photos and information.

Common Arrowhead, Arrowleaf, Burhead, Wapato, Duck-potato, Broadleaf Arrowhead - Sagittaria latifolia

Common Arrowhead, Arrowleaf, Burhead, Wapato, Duck-potato, Broadleaf Arrowhead – Sagittaria latifolia

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