Monthly Archives: June 2016

Common Grass Pink – Calopogon tuberosus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Common Grass Pink, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/30/2016.) Scientific name is Calopogon tuberosus.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 8, 2016. Go to the Common Grass Pink detail page for more information.

Common Grass Pink, Bearded Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Meadow Gift - Calopogon tuberosus

Common Grass Pink – Calopogon tuberosus

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Rose Pogonia – Pogonia ophioglossoides – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Rose Pogonia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/25/2016.) Scientific name is Pogonia ophioglossoides.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 8, 2016. Go to the Rose Pogonia detail page for more information.

Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Rose Crested Orchid, Beard Flower, Sweet Crest Orchid - Pogonia ophioglossoides

Rose Pogonia – Pogonia ophioglossoides

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Upland Spreading Pogonia – Cleistesiopsis bifaria – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Upland Spreading Pogonia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/24/2016.) Scientific name is Cleistesiopsis bifaria.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 8, 2016. Go to the Upland Spreading Pogonia detail page for more information.

Upland Spreading Pogonia, Appalachian Small Spreading Pogonia, Small Spreading Pogonia, Small Rosebud Orchid, Funnel Crest - Cleistesiopsis bifaria

Upland Spreading Pogonia – Cleistesiopsis bifaria

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Creeping Water Primrose – Ludwigia peploides – at Amnicola Marsh

When I stopped at Amnicola Marsh a few days ago to check on the status of the American Lotus (they were blooming), I noticed a bright yellow blossom on a prostrate red stem in the cracked mud bottom (we are in a drought, and the water level is very low at the Marsh.) Cindy asked what it was, and I told her I thought it was a primrose-willow (Ludwigia species.)

reeping Water Primrose - Ludwigia peploides

I chose to use the Creeping Water Primrose common name for Ludwigia peploides rather than another one commonly used – Floating Primrose Willow – because the drought we’re in had this plant many yards away from being floating.

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Western Blue Elderberry – Native Plant of the Day 06/19/2016

Photo from 6/19/2011. Location: Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID. More photos / info at the  Sambucus cerulea detail page.

Western Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry - Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea

Western Blue Elder – Sambucus nigra ssp. cerulea (syn. Sambucus cerulea

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Trumpet Creeper – Campsis radicans – Detail Record Updated

The detail record for Trumpet CreeperCampsis radicans – has been updated (06/16/2016) to include descriptive information and 4 additional photographs, taken today in Walker County, Georgia. This is one of them:

Trumpet Creeper, Cow Itch, Hell Vine, Devil's Shoestring - Campsis radicans

Trumpet Creeper – Campsis radicans


 

Trumpet Creeper was among the earliest flowers added to the USWildflowers.com database, and the “detail record” was  very basic – common name, scientific name, and a single photo with location and date.

Yellow Buckeye – Aesculus flava – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Yellow Buckeye, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/11/2016.) Scientific name is Aesculus flava.  Photo below was taken in Rhea County, TN on April 8, 2016. Go to the Yellow Buckeye detail page for more information.

Yellow Buckeye, Sweet Buckeye, Yellow Horsechestnut, Common Buckeye - Aesculus flava

Yellow Buckeye – Aesculus flava

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Prairie Rose – Rosa segitera – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Prairie Rose, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/06/2016.) Scientific name is Rosa segitera.  Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 1, 2016. Go to the Prairie Rose detail page for more information.

Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Wild Rose, Illinois Rose, Michigan Rose - Rosa setigera

Prairie Rose – Rosa setigera

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Nodding Mandarin – Prosartes maculata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Nodding Mandarin, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/30/2016.) Scientific name is Prosartes maculata.  Photo below was taken along the Piney River Trail (part of the Cumberland Trail) in Rhea County, TN on April 08, 2016. Go to the Nodding Mandarin detail page for more information.

Nodding Mandarin, Spotted Mandarin - Prosartes maculata

Nodding Mandarin – Prosartes maculata

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