Category Archives: USWildflowers News

Genus Penstemon Moved from Scrophulariaceae to Plantaginaceae

I may be a decade or two behind the times, but the Penstemon species found on USWildflowers.com have been moved from Scrophulariaceae – the Figwort family  – to Plantaginaceae – the Plantain family. The change in classification was based on genetic research done in the 1990’s, and published around the turn of the century. Wide acceptance of this classification change occurred over the next decade, but many publications have continued to list the genus in Scrophulariaceae. That oversight has now been corrected on USWildflowers.com.

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Witch Hobble – Viburnum lantanoides – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Witch Hobble, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/19/2016.) Scientific name is Viburnum lantanoides.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, NC on May 5, 2015. Go to the Witch Hobble detail page for more information.

Hobblebush, Witch Hobble, Hobbleberry - Viburnum lantanoides

Hobblebush – Viburnum lantanoides

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Bird’s Foot Trefoil – Lotus corniculatus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Bird’s Foot Trefoil, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/01/2016.) Scientific name is Lotus corniculatus.  Photo below was taken in Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island of Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada on Aug 10, 2015.   Go to the Bird’s Foot Trefoil detail page for more information.

Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Birdfoot Deervetch, Bloomfell, Cat's Clover, Crowtoes, Ground Honeysuckle - Lotus corniculatus

Bird’s Foot Trefoil – Lotus corniculatus

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Smooth Meadow Parsnip – Thaspium trifoliatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Smooth Meadow Parsnip, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (12/28/2015.) Scientific name is Thaspium trifoliatum.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, TN on May 5, 2015. Go to the Smooth Meadow Parsnip detail page for more information.

Smooth Meadow Parsnip, Woodland Meadow Parsnip, Yellow Meadow Parsnip, Purple Meadow Parsnip - Thaspium trifoliatum

Smooth Meadow Parsnip – Thaspium trifoliatum

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Stinking Benjamin – Trillium erectum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Stinking Benjamin, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/29/2015.) Scientific name is Trillium erectum.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, NC on May 5, 2015.   Go to the Stinking Benjamin detail page for more information.

Stinking Benjamin – Trillium erectum

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White Campion – Silene latifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

White Campion, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/28/2015.) Scientific name is Silene latifolia.  Photo below was taken in Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada on Aug 10, 2015.   Go to the White Campion detail page for more information.

White Campion, White Cockle, Evening Lychnis - Silene latifolia

White Campion – Silene latifolia

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Common Boneset – Eupatorium perfoliatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Common Boneset, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/30/2015.)  Scientific name is Eupatorium perfoliatum. Photo below was taken on a small island in the Lake Huron North Channel, in Ontario, Canada on Aug 18, 2015. Go to the Common Boneset detail page for more photos and information.

Boneset, Common Boneset, Feverwort, Indian Sage, Wild Isaac - Eupatorium perfoliatum

Common Boneset – Eupatorium perfoliatum

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Brook Lettuce – Micranthes micranthidifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Brook Lettuce, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/16/2015.)  Scientific name is Micranthes micranthidifolia. Photo below was taken along the Little River Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on May 04, 2015. Go to the Brook Lettuce detail page for more photos and information.

Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage, Deer Tongue - Micranthes micranthidifolia

Brook Lettuce – Micranthes micranthidifolia

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Pickerelweed – Pontederia cordata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Pickerelweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/15/2015.)  Scientific name is Pontederia cordata. Photo below was taken in a cove of Baie Fine of the North Channel of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada on August 13, 2015. Go to the Pickerelweed detail page for more photos and information.

Pickerelweed, Lanceleaf Pickerelweed, Heartleaf Pickerelweed, Pickerel Rush - Pontederia cordata

Pickerelweed – Pontederia cordata

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