Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tennessee Gladecress – Leavenworthia exigua – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Tennessee Gladecress, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/28/2016.) Scientific name is Leavenworthia exigua.  Photo below was taken in the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park, Catoosa County, GA on May 25, 2016. Go to the Tennessee Gladecress detail page for more information.

Tennessee Gladecress, Least Glade-cress, Pasture Gladecress, Kentucky Gladecress - Leavenworthia exigua

Tennessee Gladecress – Leavenworthia exigua

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#NPOD: American Umbrella Leaf #Nativeplants

American Umbrella Leaf – Native Plant of the Day 03/29/2016

Photo from 05/04/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Little River Trail. More photos / info at the Diphylleia cymosa detail page.

American Umbrella Leaf, Umbrella-leaf - Diphylleia cymosa

American Umbrella Leaf – Diphylleia cymosa

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain #Wildflower Status Update 03/25/2016

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I made it down to The Pocket – my apologies for the paucity of status updates this year.  Even more species (38) are blooming now than two weeks ago (28), even though we’ve lost, or nearly lost, a few. I only saw a single Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) bloom, Harbinger-of-Spring is gone, Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) has completed its bloom, there are only a few Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) still blooming, Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) are essentially gone, and I couldn’t find the single Pennywort (Obolaria virginica) I saw two weeks ago.

Dutchman's Breeches

The only remaining Dutchman’s Breeches flowers I could find.

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Largeflower Mexican Clover – Richardia grandiflora – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Largeflower Mexican Clover, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/21/2016.) Scientific name is Richardia grandiflora.  Photo below was taken in Venice, Florida on Jan 20, 2015.   Go to the Largeflower Mexican Clover detail page for more information.

Largeflower Mexican Clover, Largeflower Pusley, Florida Snow - Richardia grandiflora

Largeflower Mexican Clover – Richardia grandiflora

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