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 – Purshia stansburiana
Orange Coneflower – Native Plant of the Day 01/25/2017
Photo from Oct 15, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Rudbeckia fulgida detail page.
Orange Coneflower – Rudbeckia fulgida
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.
Eastern Shooting Star – Dodecatheon meadia
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, White Thistle – Cirsium hookerianum
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, Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Adder’s Violet, Net-leaf Plantain – Goodyera pubescens
Thimbleweed – Native Plant of the Day 01/06/2017
Photo from 08/03/2013. Location: Lula Lake, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Anemone virginiana detail page.
Thimbleweed – Anemone virginiana
Thanks for another good year at USWildflowers.com in 2016.
Dozens of Small Green Woodland Orchids were blooming in Sullivan’s Swamp at Grayson Highlands State Park