Monthly Archives: October 2013

Indigobush – Amorpha fruticosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Indigobush, a native species in most of its North American range, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/08/2013.) Scientific name is Amorpha fruticosa.  Also known as False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, and Tall Indigo-bush.  Photo below was taken in Adams County, ID on May 28, 2012.  Go to the Indigobush detail page for more photos and information.

Indigobush, False Indigo Bush, Desert False Indigo, Tall Indigo-bush - Amorpha fruticosa

Indigobush – Amorpha fruticosa

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Autumn Sneezeweed – Helenium autumnale – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Autumn Sneezeweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/07/2013.) Scientific name is Helenium autumnale.  Also known as Common Sneezeweed and Staggerwort.  Photo below was taken in Botetourt County, VA on Oct 2, 2013.  Go to the Autumn Sneezeweed detail page for more photos and information.

Autumn Sneezeweed, Common Sneezeweed, False Sunflower, Staggerwort, Yellow Star - Helenium autumnale

Autumn Sneezeweed – Helenium autumnale

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#NPOD: Northern Dewberry #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 10/07/2013

Photo from 4/17/2009.  Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga

Northern Dewberry – for more photos and information go to the Rubus flagellaris detail page.

Northern Dewberry, Common Dewberry - Rubus flagellaris

Northern Dewberry, Common Dewberry – Rubus flagellaris

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A Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway – Roanoke to Hillsville #fallcolors #brp

My wife and I were trying to get back home on Friday, 10/5, for a grandson’s final football game of the season (6th grade), but we managed to carve out a few hours for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Roanoke and Hillsville in Virginia.  We were glad we did.  The weather was wonderful, and the colors, while not yet to peak, were quite wonderful.

Tree in fall garb along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Tree in fall garb along the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Michaux’s Saxifrage – Micranthes petiolaris – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Michaux’s Saxifrage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/02/2013.) Scientific name is Micranthes petiolaris.  Also known as Mountain Saxifrage.  Photo below was taken on Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sep 23, 2013.  Go to the Michaux’s Saxifrage detail page for more photos and information.

Michaux's Saxifrage, Mountain Saxifrage - Micranthes petiolaris

Michaux’s Saxifrage – Micranthes petiolaris

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