Category Archives: USWildflowers News

Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Elliott’s Blueberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/19/2014.)  Scientific name is Vaccinium elliottii.  It is also known as Mayberry and High Bush Blueberry (several other species are also known by the common name High Bush Blueberry.)  Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA, on Feb 20, 2014. Go to the Elliott’s Blueberry detail page for more photos and information.

Elliott’s Blueberry, Mayberry, High Bush Blueberry - Vaccinium elliottii

Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii

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Sweet Pinesap – Monotropsis odorata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Sweet Pinesap, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/5/2014.)  Scientific name is Monotropsis odorata.  It is also known as Pygmy Pipes, Carolina beechdrops, and Appalachian Pygmy Pipes.  Photo below was taken at the Devil’s Fork State Park, Oconee County, SC, on Mar 21, 2014. Go to the Sweet Pinesap detail page for more photos and information.

Sweet Pinesap, Pygmy Pipes, Carolina beechdrops, Appalachian Pygmy Pipes - Monotropsis odorata

Sweet Pinesap – Monotropsis odorata

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Oconee Bells – Shortia galacifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Oconee Bells, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (3/29/2014.)  Scientific name is Shortia galacifolia.  It is also known as Acony Bell, Southern Oconee-bells, Northern Oconee-bells, and Shortia.  Photo below was taken at the Devil’s Fork State Park, Oconee County, SC, on Mar 21, 2014. Go to the Oconee Bells detail page for more photos and information.

Oconee Bells - Shortia galacifolia

Oconee Bells – Shortia galacifolia

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Spotted Wakerobin – Trillium maculatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Spotted Wakerobin, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (3/26/2014.)  Scientific name is Trillium maculatum.  It is also known as Spotted Trillium.  Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve in Grady County, GA, on Feb 19, 2014. Go to the Spotted Wakerobin detail page for more photos and information.

Spotted Wakerobin, Spotted Trillium - Trillium maculatum

Spotted Wakerobin, Spotted Trillium – Trillium maculatum

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Southern Twayblade – Listera australis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Southern Twayblade, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/18/2014.)  Scientific name is Listera australis.  Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve in Grady County, GA on Feb 20, 2014.  Go to the Southern Twayblade detail page for more photos and information.

Southern Twayblade - Listera australis

Southern Twayblade – Listera australis

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Hairy Skullcap – Scutellaria elliptica – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Hairy Skullcap, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/17/2014.)  Scientific name is Scutellaria elliptica.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 15, 2013.  Go to the Hairy Skullcap detail page for more photos and information.

Hairy Skullcap - Scutellaria elliptica

Hairy Skullcap – Scutellaria elliptica

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Showy Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium pulcherrimum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Showy Jacob’s Ladder, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/28/2014.)  Scientific name is Polemonium pulcherrimum.  It is also known as Skunky Polemonium, Skunkleaf Polemonium, and Showy Polemonium.  Photo below was taken in Custer County, ID on June 13, 2010.  Go to the Showy Jacob’s Ladder detail page for more photos and information.

Showy Jacob’s Ladder, Jacob’s Ladder, Skunky Polemonium, Skunkleaf Polemonium - Polemonium pulcherrimum

Showy Jacob’s Ladder – Polemonium pulcherrimum

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Dog Rose – Rosa canina – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dog Rose, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/15/2014.) Scientific name is Rosa canina.  Photo below was taken along the Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID on May 25, 2012.   Go to the Dog Rose detail page for more information.

Dog Rose - Rosa canina

Dog Rose – Rosa canina

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Indian Teasel – Dipsacus sativus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Indian Teasel, an introduced, invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/22/2014.) Scientific name is Dipsacus sativus.  It  is also known by the common names Teasel, and Fuller’s Teasel.  Photo below was taken in Botetourt County, Va, on August 23, 2013.   Go to the Indian Teasel detail page for more information.

Teasel, Indian Teasel, Fuller’s Teasel - Dipsacus sativus

Indian Teasel – Dipsacus sativus

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White Sweetclover – Melilotus albus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

White Sweetclover, an introduced, invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/17/2014.) Scientific name is Melilotus albus.  It  is also known by the common names White Melilot, Honey-Clover, and Bokhara Clover.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga, on June 14, 2013.   Go to the White Sweetclover detail page for more information.

White Sweetclover, White Melilot, Honey-Clover, Bokhara Clover - Melilotus albus

White Sweetclover – Melilotus albus

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Galax – Galax urceolata – Photos and Information Updated on USWildflowers.com

The Galax detail page has been revised with additional photos and information (01/10/2014.)  The scientific name of this native species is Galax urceolata.  Photo below was taken on Tray Mountain in Towns County, GA on Dec 20, 2002.  This species was originally added to the USWildflowers database in 2008.

Beetleweed, Galax, Wandplant, Wandflower, Coltsfoot - Galax urceolata

Winter leaves of Galax urceolata

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Japanese Knotweed – Fallopia japonica – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Japanese Knotweed, an introduced, highly invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/05/2014.) Scientific name is Fallopia japonica.  It  is also known by the common names Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, and Reynoutria.  Photo below was taken in Johnson County, TN, on Aug 22, 2013.   Go to the Japanese Knotweed detail page for more information.

Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria - Fallopia japonica

Japanese Knotweed – Fallopia japonica

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Carolina Bugbane – Trautvetteria caroliniensis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Carolina Bugbane, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (12/30/2013.)  Scientific name is Trautvetteria caroliniensis.  It is also known as Tassel Rue, and False Bugbane.  Photo below was taken at the Lula Lake Land Trust core property in Walker County, GA, on Aug 3, 2013.  Go to the Carolina Bugbane detail page for more photos and information.

Tassel Rue, False Bugbane, Carolina Bugbane - Trautvetteria caroliniensis

Tassel Rue, Carolina Bugbane – Trautvetteria caroliniensis

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