Category Archives: USWildflowers News

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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Wild Yam – Dioscorea villosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wild Yam, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/27/2015.)  Scientific name is Dioscorea villosa. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Chestnut Top Trail on May 6, 2015. Go to the Wild Yam detail page for more photos and information.

Wild Yam, Yam Root, Colic Root, Whorled Wild Yam - Dioscorea villosa

Wild Yam – Dioscorea villosa

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Fringed Phacelia – Phacelia fimbriata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Painted Trillium, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/05/2015.)  Scientific name is Phacelia fimbriata. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains near Newfound Gap on May 05, 2015. Go to the Fringed Phacelia detail page for more photos and information.

Fringed Phacelia, White Fringed Phacelia, Fringed Scorpion-Weed, Blue Ridge Phacelia, Mountain Phacelia - Phacelia fimbriata

Fringed Phacelia – Phacelia fimbriata

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Painted Trillium – Trillium undulatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Painted Trillium, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/01/2015.)  Scientific name is Trillium undulatum. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along a quiet walk near Newfound Gap on May 05, 2015. Go to the Painted Trillium detail page for more photos and information.

Painted Trillium, Painted Wakerobin, Painted Lady - Trillium undulatum

Painted Trillium – Trillium undulatum

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Elevated to State Status at USWildflowers.com

OK, that headline may be misleading. “At USWildflowers.com” doesn’t mean we have a scoop on a news story that hasn’t made the mainstream headlines yet; it means that USWildflowers.com is now treating the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as it does the individual United States – you can get listings of the USWildflowers’ database of wildflower species that are found in the park.

Whorled Loosestrife - Lysimachia quadrifolia - Low Gap Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Whorled Loosestrife – Lysimachia quadrifolia – along the Low Gap Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, June 28, 2014

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American Umbrella Leaf – Diphylleia cymosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

American Umbrella Leaf, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/04/2015.)  Scientific name is Diphylleia cymosa. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Little River Trail near Elkmont on May 04, 2015. Go to the American Umbrella Leaf detail page for more photos and information.

American Umbrella Leaf, Umbrella-leaf - Diphylleia cymosa

American Umbrella Leaf – Diphylleia cymosa

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Green and Gold – Chrysogonum virginianum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Green and Gold, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/14/2015.)  Scientific name is Chrysogonum virginianum. Photo below was taken in Murray County, GA near Carters Lake on Apr 17, 2015. Go to the Green and Gold detail page for more photos and information.

Green and Gold - Chrysogonum virginianum

Green and Gold – Chrysogonum virginianum

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Nettleleaf Sage – Salvia urticifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Nettleleaf Sage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/12/2015.)  Scientific name is Salvia urticifolia. It is also known by the common name Wild Sage. Photo below was taken at the Chickamauga National Military Park in Catoosa County, Ga on Apr 29, 2014. Go to the Nettleleaf Sage detail page for more photos and information.

Nettleleaf Sage, Wild Sage - Salvia urticifolia

Nettleleaf Sage – Salvia urticifolia

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Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dimpled Trout Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/05/2015.)  Scientific name is Erythronium umbilicatum. It is also known by the common names Dimpled Dogtooth Violet and Southern Appalachian Trout Lily. Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve in Grady County, GA on Feb 20, 2014. Go to the Dimpled Trout Lily detail page for more photos and information.

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