Monthly Archives: May 2013

Common Cinquefoil – Potentilla simplex – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Common Cinquefoil, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/31/2013.) Scientific name is Potentilla simplex.  It  is also known by the common names Decumbent Five-finger and Old Field Cinquefoil.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on May 17, 2013.  Go to the Common Cinquefoil detail page for more photos and information.

Common Cinquefoil, Decumbent Five-finger, Old Field Cinquefoil - Potentilla simplex

Common Cinquefoil – Potentilla simplex

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Slender Yellow Wood Sorrel – Oxalis dillenii – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Slender Yellow Wood Sorrel, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/27/2013.) Scientific name is Oxalis dillenii.  It  is also known by the common names Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel, Dillen’s Oxalis.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on May 17, 2013.  Go to the Slender Yellow Wood Sorrel detail page for more photos and information.

Slender Yellow Woodsorrel, Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel, Dillen’s Oxalis - Oxalis dillenii

Slender Yellow Woodsorrel – Oxalis dillenii

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Yellow Horse Gentian – Triosteum angustifolium – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Yellow Horse Gentian, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/18/2013.) Scientific name is Triosteum angustifolium.  It  is also known by the common names Yellowfruit Horsegentian, Narrow-leaved Horse-gentian, Lesser Horse-gentian, and Yellow Tinkers Weed.  Photo below was taken near the Blue Hole on Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA on April 16, 2010.  Go to the Yellow Horse Gentian detail page for more photos and information.

Yellow Horse Gentian, Yellowfruit Horsegentian, Narrow-leaved Horse-gentian, Lesser Horse-gentian, Yellow Tinkers Weed - Triosteum angustifolium

Yellow Horse Gentian – Triosteum angustifolium

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Widow’s Cross – Sedum pulchellum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Widow’s Cross, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/13/2013.) Scientific name is Sedum pulchellum.  It  is also known by the common names Glade Stonecrop, Widowscross, Lime Stonecrop, and Pink Stonecrop.  Photo below was taken in a Cedar Glade on Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA on May 11, 2013.  Go to the Widow’s Cross detail page for more photos and information.

Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Widowscross, Lime Stonecrop, Pink Stonecrop - Sedum pulchellum

Widow’s Cross – Sedum pulchellum

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#NPOD: Perfoliate Bellwort #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 05/13/2013

Photo from April 13, 2010. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.

Perfoliate Bellwort – for more photos / info go to the  Uvularia perfoliata detail page.

Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells - Uvularia perfoliata

Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells – Uvularia perfoliata

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Green Violet – Hybanthus concolor – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Green Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/10/2013.) Scientific name is Hybanthus concolor.  It  is also known by the common name Eastern Greenviolet.  Photo below was taken at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA on May 7, 2013.  Go to the Green Violet detail page for more photos and information.

Green Violet, Eastern Greenviolet - Hybanthus concolor

Green Violet – Hybanthus concolor

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Beefsteak Plant – Perilla fructescens – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Beefsteak Plant, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/09/2013.) Scientific name is Perilla fructescens.  It  is also known by the common names Beefsteak Mint and Perilla Mint.  Photo below was taken in Grundy County, TN on Sep 17, 2011.   Go to the Beefsteak Plant detail page for more photos and information.

Beefsteak Plant, Beefsteak Mint, Perilla Mint - Perilla frutescens

Beefsteak Plant – Perilla frutescens

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Trailing Arbutus – Epigaea repens – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Trailing Arbutus, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/06/2013.) Scientific name is Epigaea repens.  It  is also known by the common names Ground Laurel, Mayflower, and Plymouth Mayflower.  Photo below was taken on the approach to Big Frog Mountain in Polk County, TN on Apr 8, 2013.  Go to the Trailing Arbutus detail page for more photos and information.

Trailing Arbutus, Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower - Epigaea repens

Trailing Arbutus, Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower – Epigaea repens

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Walking Fern – Asplenium rhizophyllum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Walking Fern, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/04/2013.) Scientific name is Asplenium rhizophyllum.  It  is also known by the common name American Walking Fern, because there is a similar Asian species, although it is not found in the United States.  Photo below was taken in the Virgin Falls State Natural Area of eastern Tennessee on March 8, 2013.  Go to the Walking Fern detail page for more photos and information.

Walking Fern, American Walking Fern - Asplenium rhizophyllum

Walking Fern, American Walking Fern – Asplenium rhizophyllum

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