Monthly Archives: August 2013

#NPOD: Blue Mistflower #NativePlants

Native Plant of the Day 08/25/2013

Photo from Oct 24, 2010.  Location: Walker County, Ga.

Blue Mistflower – for more photos and information go to the Conoclinium coelestinum detail page.

The Blue Mistflower blossoms seemed to be a deeper blue in 2010 than 2009.  2009 was a “normal” rainfall year, while 2010 had a wet spring but a VERY dry summer. Possibly that was a factor in the color.

Blue Mistflower - Conoclinium coelestinum

Blue Mistflower – Conoclinium coelestinum

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Virgin’s Bower – Clematis virginiana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Virgin’s Bower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/20/2013.) Scientific name is Clematis virginiana.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Aug 13, 2013.  Go to the Virgin’s Bower detail page for more photos and information.

Virgin’s Bower, Devil's Darning Needles, Old Man’s Beard - Clematis virginiana

Virgin’s Bower – Clematis virginiana

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Prairie Mimosa – Desmanthus illinoensis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Prairie Mimosa, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/18/2013.) Scientific name is Hypericum punctatum.  Photo below was taken in Dade County, GA on Aug 4, 2013.  Go to the Prairie Mimosa detail page for more photos and information.

Prairie Mimosa, Illinois Bundleflower, Prickleweed, Illinois Desmanthus - Desmanthus illinoensis

Prairie Mimosa – Desmanthus illinoensis

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Spotted St. Johnswort – Hypericum punctatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Spotted St. Johnswort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/11/2013.) Scientific name is Hypericum punctatum.  Photo below was taken at Lula Lake, Walker County, GA on Aug 3, 2013.  Go to the Spotted St. Johnswort detail page for more photos and information.

Spotted St. Johnswort, Black Dotted St. Johnswort - Hypericum punctatum

Spotted St. Johnswort, Black Dotted St. Johnswort – Hypericum punctatum

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Cranefly Orchid – Tipularia discolor – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Cranefly Orchid, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/08/2013.) Scientific name is Tipularia discolor.  Photo below was taken on the Long Branch Preserve, Walker County, GA on Aug 8, 2013.  Go to the Cranefly Orchid detail page for more photos and information.

Tipularia, Cranefly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly Orchid - Tipularia discolor

Tipularia, Cranefly Orchid, Crippled Cranefly Orchid – Tipularia discolor

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