Monthly Archives: September 2013

Small White Morning Glory – Ipomoea lacunosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Small White Morning Glory, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/25/2013.) Scientific name is Ipomoea lacunosa.  Also known as Whitestar and Pitted Morningglory.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on Sep 10, 2013.  Go to the Small White Morning Glory detail page for more photos and information.

Small White Morning Glory, Whitestar, Pitted Morningglory - Ipomoea lacunosa

Small White Morning Glory – Ipomoea lacunosa

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Shadow Witch Orchid – Ponthieva racemosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Shadow Witch Orchid, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/20/2013.) Scientific name is Ponthieva racemosa.  Also known as Hairy Shadow Witch and Racemose Ponthieva.  Photo below was taken in a Cedar Glade at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA, on Sep 17, 2013.  Go to the Shadow Witch Orchid detail page for more photos and information.

Shadow Witch Orchid, Hairy Shadow Witch, Racemose Ponthieva - Ponthieva racemosa

Shadow Witch Orchid – Ponthieva racemosa

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Wingleaf Primrose-willow – Ludwigia decurrens – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wingleaf Primrose-willow, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/16/2013.) Scientific name is Ludwigia decurrens.  Also known as Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, and Upright Primrose-willow.  Photo below was taken at Amnicola Marsh in Hamilton County, TN on Aug 17, 2013.  Go to the Wingleaf Primrose-willow detail page for more photos and information.

Wingleaf Primrose-willow, Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, Upright Primrose-willow - Ludwigia decurrens

Wingleaf Primrose-willow – Ludwigia decurrens

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#NPOD: Sweet White Trillium #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 09/15/2013

Photo from 5/8/2004.  Location: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN

Circling back to spring for a couple of days – Sweet White Trillium – for more photos and information go to the Trillium simile detail page.

Sweet White Trillium, Jeweled Wakerobin - Trillium simile

Sweet White Trillium, Jeweled Wakerobin – Trillium simile

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Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross – Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/11/2013.) Scientific name is Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule.  Also known as Multi-stem St. Andrew’s-cross.  Photo below was taken at Lula Lake in Walker County, Ga on Aug 3, 2013.  Go to the Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross detail page for more photos and information.

Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross, Multi-stem St. Andrew's-cross - Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule

Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross – Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule

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Apologies for Yesterday’s USWildflowers.com Outage

My apologies for yesterday’s outage of access to USWildflowers.com.  Apparently sometime around noon Eastern Standard Time my DNS service provider reverted to an old zone file for USWildflowers.com.  Since the website had recently been moved to a new server by my hosting provider, the old IP address was incorrect.  While the site was operational, browsers were unable to reach it due to the incorrect IP address.  I had a busy afternoon and evening “away from the office” and didn’t notice the problem until around 10 PM, when I refreshed the DNS zone file to correct the problem.

Thank you for your patience and continued loyalty to USWildflowers.com

GCW

Update 09/11/2013 09:44: I have started the migration of USWildflowers.com DNS services from the free DNS provider to Amazon AWS Route 53 DNS services.

Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil – Desmodium rotundifolium – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/09/2013.) Scientific name is Desmodium rotundifolium.  Also known as Prostrate Ticktrefoil.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on Sep 5, 2013.  Go to the Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil detail page for more photos and information.

Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil, Round-Leaved Trailing Tick-Trefoil, Prostrate Ticktrefoil - Desmodium rotundifolium

Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil – Desmodium rotundifolium

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#NPOD: Common Fiddleneck #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 09/09/2013

Photo from 06/07/2010.  Location: Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID

Common Fiddleneck- for more photos and information go to the Amsinckia menziesii detail page.

Common Fiddleneck, Menzie's Fiddleneck - Amsinckia menziesii

Common Fiddleneck, Menzie’s Fiddleneck – Amsinckia menziesii

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