Category Archives: USWildflowers News

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Rugelia nudicaulus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Rugel’s Indian Plantain, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/06/2015.)  Scientific name is L\Rugelia nudicaulus. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Clingman’s Dome Trail on July 16, 2015. Go to the Rugel’s Indian Plantain detail page for more photos and information.

Rugelia, Rugel’s Indian Plantain, Rugel’s Ragwort, Winter Well - Rugelia nudicaulis

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Rugelia nudicaulis

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Turk’s Cap Lily – Lilium superbum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Turk’s Cap Lily, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/04/2015.)  Scientific name is Lilium superbum. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Clingman’s Dome Road on July 16, 2015. Go to the Turk’s Cap Lily detail page for more photos and information.

Turk’s Cap Lily, Turban Lily, Lily Royal, Swamp Lily, American Tiger Lily - Lilium superbum

Turk’s Cap Lily – Lilium superbum

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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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