Monthly Archives: August 2015

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Rugelia nudicaulus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Rugel’s Indian Plantain, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/06/2015.)  Scientific name is Rugelia nudicaulus. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Clingman’s Dome Trail on July 16, 2015. Go to the Rugel’s Indian Plantain detail page for more photos and information.

Rugelia, Rugel’s Indian Plantain, Rugel’s Ragwort, Winter Well - Rugelia nudicaulis

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Rugelia nudicaulis

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#NPOD: Virginia Spiderwort #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 08/05/2015

Photo from June 20, 2004. Location: Appalachian Trail, Unicoi Gap to Hogpen Gap. White County, GA.

Virginia Spiderwort – for more information go to the Tradescantia virginiana detail page.

Virginia Spiderwort - Tradescantia virginiana

Virginia Spiderwort – Tradescantia virginiana

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Turk’s Cap Lily – Lilium superbum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Turk’s Cap Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/04/2015.)  Scientific name is Lilium superbum. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Clingman’s Dome Road on July 16, 2015. Go to the Turk’s Cap Lily detail page for more photos and information.

Turk’s Cap Lily, Turban Lily, Lily Royal, Swamp Lily, American Tiger Lily - Lilium superbum

Turk’s Cap Lily – Lilium superbum

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Twitter #Sabbatical Until Backlog Handled

I’ve been building up a backlog of actions I want to take on USWildflowers.com, including (but not limited to) identifying and publishing new species that I’ve photographed. That particular backlog is up to over 100 species, although many will not result in publication once I’ve confirmed the identification, since some will turn out to be species already published that I think might be a different species, and some (many, probably) will stay unidentified because my photographs, resources and/or expertise aren’t up to the task.

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