Monthly Archives: January 2017

Stansbury’s Cliffrose – Purshia stansburiana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Stansbury’s Cliffrose, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/31/2017.) Scientific name is Purshia stansburiana. Photo below was taken along the South Rim in the Grand Canyon National Park on October 12, 2016. Go to the Stansbury’s Cliffrose detail page for more information and photos.

Stansbury’s Cliffrose, Cliff Rose, Quininebush - Purshia stansburiana

Stansbury’s Cliffrose – Purshia stansburiana

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Eastern Shooting Star – Dodecatheon meadia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Eastern Shooting Star, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (1/23/2017.) Scientific name is Dodecatheon meadia. Photo below was taken in White Oak Sinks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on April 20, 2016. Go to the Eastern Shooting Star detail page for more information and photos.

Shooting Star, Prairie Pointers, Eastern Shooting Star, Pride of Ohio, Roosterheads - Dodecatheon meadia

Eastern Shooting Star – Dodecatheon meadia

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#NPOD Hooker’s Thistle #Nativeplants

Hooker’s Thistle – Native Plant of the Day 01/08/2017
Photo from 6/21/2011.  Location:  Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID.
More photos / info at the Cirsium hookerianum  detail page.

NOTE: A comment (below) from Bruce Bennett put my 5-year-old identification of this plant as Cirsium hookerianum in question. While I haven’t yet had time to research my reason for discounting other white-flowered thistles, some quick research on Bruce Bennett’s credentials implies that he can speak with some authority pertaining to plants in the area, making his identification of this plant as Cirsium undulatum (Wavy-leaf Thistle) almost certainly correct. Thank you, Bruce!

Hooker’s Thistle - Cirsium hookerianum

Hooker’s Thistle, White Thistle – Cirsium hookerianum

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#NPOD: Downy Rattlesnake Plantain #Nativeplants

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain – Native Plant of the Day 01/07/2017
Photo from 07/14/2012.  Location:  Blue Hole Area, Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Goodyera pubescens  detail page.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain - Goodyera pubescens

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Adder’s Violet, Net-leaf Plantain – Goodyera pubescens

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