Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spotted Wintergreen – Chimaphila maculata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Spotted Wintergreen, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/29/2013.) Scientific name is Chimaphila maculata.  It  is also known by the common names Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Striped Prince’s Pine, Striped Prince’s Plume, Dragon’s Tongue and Ratsbane.  Photo below was taken in Dade County, GA on June 21, 2013.  Go to the Spotted Wintergreen detail page for more photos and information.

Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa, Striped Wintergreen, Striped Prince’s Pine, Striped Prince’s Plume, Dragon’s Tongue - Chimaphila maculata

Spotted Wintergreen – Chimaphila maculata

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Wood Lily – Lilium philadelphicum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wood Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/26/2013.) Scientific name is Lilium philadelphicum.  It  is also known by the common name Mountain Lily.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 21, 2013.  Go to the Wood Lily detail page for more photos and information.

Wood Lily, Mountain Lily - Lilium philadelphicum

Wood Lily, Mountain Lily – Lilium philadelphicum

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Goat’s Rue – Tephrosia virginiana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Goat’s Rue, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/24/2013.) Scientific name is Tephrosia virginiana.  It  is also known by the common names Virginia Tephrosia, Catgut, Hoary-pea, and Rabbit-pea.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 15, 2013.  Go to the Goat’s Rue detail page for more photos and information.

Goat’s Rue, Virginia Tephrosia, Catgut, Hoary-pea, Rabbit-pea - Tephrosia virginiana

Goat’s Rue – Tephrosia virginiana

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New Jersey Tea – Ceanothus americanus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

New Jersey Tea, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/16/2013.) Scientific name is Ceanothus americanus.  It  is also known by the common names Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet, and Redroot.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 15, 2013.  Go to the New Jersey Tea detail page for more photos and information.

New Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball, Mountain Sweet, Redroot - Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea – Ceanothus americanus

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Skunk Meadow Rue – Thalictrum revolutum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Skunk Meadow Rue, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/15/2013.) Scientific name is Thalictrum revolutum.  It  is also known by the common names Waxyleaf Meadowrue, and Purple Meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum is also known by the common name “Purple Meadow-rue”.)  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 13, 2013.  Go to the Skunk Meadow Rue detail page for more photos and information.

Skunk Meadow Rue, Waxyleaf Meadowrue, Purple Meadow-rue - Thalictrum revolutum

Skunk Meadow Rue – Thalictrum revolutum

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Sampson’s Snakeroot – Orbexilum pedunculatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Sampson’s Snakeroot, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/13/2013.) Scientific name is Orbexilum pedunculatum.  It  is also known by the common name False Scurf-pea.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 7, 2013.  Go to the Sampson’s Snakeroot detail page for more photos and information.

Sampson’s Snakeroot, False Scurf-pea - Orbexilum pedunculatum

Sampson’s Snakeroot – Orbexilum pedunculatum

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#NPOD Upland Yellow Violet #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 06/13/2013

Photo from 6/10/2011. Location: Boise National Forest, Ada County, ID.

Upland Yellow Violet – for more photos / info go to the Viola praemorsa detail page.

NOTE: Nov 22, 2013 – R. John Little, Ph.D., noted expert on Violaceae, has identified this as Viola purpurea subsp. venosa rather than Viola praemorsa. — gcw

Upland Yellow Violet - Viola praemorsa

Upland Yellow Violet – Viola praemorsa

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Venus’ Pride – Houstonia purpurea – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Venus’ Pride, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/10/2013.) Scientific name is Houstonia purpurea.  It  is also known by the common names Large Bluet, Large Houstonia, Summer Bluet, and Purple Bluet.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 7, 2013.  Go to the Venus’ Pride detail page for more photos and information.

Venus' Pride, Large Bluet, Large Houstonia, Summer Bluet, Purple Bluet - Houstonia purpurea

Venus’ Pride, Large Bluet – Houstonia purpurea

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Cross Vine – Bignonia capreolata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Cross Vine, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/05/2013.) Scientific name is Bignonia capreolata.  It  is also known by the common names Trumpet Flower, and Crossvine.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on May 7, 2013.  Go to the Cross Vine detail page for more photos and information.

Cross Vine, Trumpet Flower, Crossvine - Bignonia capreolata

Cross Vine – Bignonia capreolata

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