Monthly Archives: November 2013

Southern Yellow Loosestrife – Lysimachia tonsa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Southern Yellow Loosestrife, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/22/2013.) Scientific name is Lysimachia tonsa.  It is also known as Appalachian Loosestrife, and Southern Loosestrife.  Photo below was taken along the Sitton’s Gulch Trail, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA, on Jul 9, 2013.  Go to the Southern Yellow Loosestrife detail page for more photos and information.

Appalachian Loosestrife, Southern Yellow Loosestrife, Southern Loosestrife - Lysimachia tonsa

Southern Yellow Loosestrife – Lysimachia tonsa

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American Lopseed – Phryma leptostachya – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

American Lopseed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/18/2013.) Scientific name is Phryma leptostachya.  It is also known simply as Lopseed; the “American” is added to differentiate from an Asian plant which may or may not be the same species, depending on the authority to whom you subscribe.  Photo below was taken at Camp Vesper Point in Hamilton County, TN on Aug 16, 2013.  Go to the American Lopseed detail page for more photos and information.

Lopseed, American Lopseed - Phryma leptostachya

American Lopseed – Phryma leptostachya

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Witchhazel – Hamamelis virginiana – Photos and Information Updated on USWildflowers.com

The Witchhazel detail page has been revised with additional photos and information (11/16/2013.)  The scientific name of this native species is Hamamelis virginiana.  Photo below was taken along the Long Branch Trail in Walker County, GA on Dec 15, 2013.  This species was originally added to the USWildflowers database in 2012.

American Witchhazel, Witch-hazel, Witch Hazel - Hamamelis virginiana

American Witchhazel – Hamamelis virginiana

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Winged Sumac – Rhus copallinum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Winged Sumac, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/12/2013.) Scientific name is Rhus copallinum.  It is also known as Shining Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, and Eastern Winged Sumac.  Photo below was taken along the Chattanooga Riverwalk near Amnicola Marsh in Hamilton County, TN, on Jul 27, 2013.  Go to the Winged Sumac detail page for more photos and information.

Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Dwarf Sumac, Eastern Winged Sumac - Rhus copallinum

Winged Sumac – Rhus copallinum

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Theme and Caching Update to the USWildflowers Journal – Technical stuff

11/10/2013: After the nasty surprise I got Friday – this blog got suspended for excessive CPU utilization – I had to make some changes to get reinstated.  If you’re a regular visitor to the USWildflowers Journal, you probably noticed the appearance change.  Here is the reason it’s changed, in much more detail than most of you care about.  Let’s call it “documentation” rather than “he’s talking to himself, again.”

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Mountain Angelica – Angelica triquinata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Mountain Angelica, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/08/2013.) Scientific name is Angelica triquinata.  It is also known as Filmy Angelica.  Photo below was taken near the Clingman’s Dome parking lot in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, NC, on Sep 23, 2013.  Go to the Mountain Angelica detail page for more photos and information.

Mountain Angelica, Filmy Angelica - Angelica triquinata

Mountain Angelica – Angelica triquinata

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Reflections of Fall – #Fall_Colors

My wife and I headed out for some sunrise photography a couple of days ago, but as we rummaged around getting ready, we were almost too late for the sunrise – not quite, as you can see below, but almost.

Flintstone Sunrise

Flintstone Sunrise

Fortunately, it was a beautiful brisk morning and the fall colors were just about peak, so we spent some time photographing various scenery.  I’m not a landscape photographer, but some of the reflections of the fall colors in a local pond made a few of the photographs worth posting here so I don’t lose track of them.  Below are my favorites, generally south to north across the pond; click on the photo for a larger image.

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#Jeep and #Fall_Colors

The driveway to my daughter’s house goes through a lovely wooded area – beautiful year round, but especially in the fall when the leaves are at their peak.  My wife and I were out photographing the sunrise this morning, and I was positioning the tripod-mounted camera for photographing their driveway when one of our grandsons came by on his way to his college classes.   I just liked the sequence with the jeep.  BTW, he did stop to chat.

Jeep and Fall Colors

Jeep and Fall Colors

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Whorled Wood Aster – Oclemena acuminata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Whorled Wood Aster, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/02/2013.) Scientific name is Centrosema virginianum.  Also known as Whorled Aster, Mountain Aster, and Sharp-leaved Aster.  Photo below was taken near the Clingman’s Dome access road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Swain County, NC on Sep 23, 2013.  Go to the Whorled Wood Aster detail page for more photos and information.

Whorled Wood Aster, Whorled Aster, Mountain Aster, Sharp-leaved Aster - Oclemena acuminata

Whorled Wood Aster – Oclemena acuminata

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