Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hoary Puccoon – Lithospermum canescens – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Hoary Puccoon, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (8/25/2014.)  Scientific name is Lithospermum canescens.  It is also known as Orange Puccoon, and Indian Paint. Photo below was taken in a Chickamauga Battlefield Cedar Glade in Catoosa County, Ga on April 29, 2014. Go to the Hoary Puccoon detail page for more photos and information.

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American Germander – Teucrium canadense – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

American Germander, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (8/18/2014.)  Scientific name is Teucrium canadense.  It is also known as Wood Sage, and Canada Germander. Photo below was taken at the Cosby Campground of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cocke County, TN on June 30, 2014. Go to the American Germander detail page for more photos and information.

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#Wildflowers of The Walking Track at Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene

Several years ago the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene generously opened a walking track next to a creek on their property in Flintstone, Georgia and made it available to the public. My wife and I take advantage of that track from time to time, and have been surprised and pleased by how many wildflowers grow in the area.  Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we walked the track, and I went back later to photograph the wildflowers.  Here are a dozen native species blooming now along the track.

Green-headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower

Among the first wildflowers you notice along the creek is Green-headed Coneflower.

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Purple Loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Purple Loosestrife, a non-native, highly invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (8/11/2014.)  Scientific name is Lythrum salicaria.  It is also known as Rosy Strife and Kill Weed. Photo below was taken along the Ohio River in Newport, Campbell County, KY on Aug 5, 2014. Go to the Purple Loosestrife detail page for more photos and information.

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