Category Archives: USWildflowers News

Eastern Agave – Manfreda virginica – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Eastern Agave, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/25/2017.) Scientific name is Manfreda virginica. Photo below was taken in Hamilton County, TN on July 12, 2014. Go to the Eastern Agave detail page for more information and photos.

Eastern Agave, Virginian Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master - Manfreda virginica

Eastern Agave – Manfreda virginica

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Price’s Wood Sorrel – Oxalis macrantha – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Price’s Wood Sorrel, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/19/2017.) Scientific name is Oxalis macrantha. Photo below was taken in Long Hunter State Park on May 11, 2017. Go to the Price’s Wood Sorrel detail page for more information and photos.

Price's Wood Sorrel, Tufted Yellow Woodsorrel - Oxalis macrantha

Price’s Wood Sorrel – Oxalis macrantha

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Green Dragon – Arisaema dracontium – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Green Dragon, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/17/2017.) Scientific name is Eriophorum virginicum. Photo below was taken in Couchville Cedar Glade, Davidson County, TN on May 11, 2017. Go to the Green Dragon detail page for more information and photos.

Green Dragon, Dragonroot - Arisaema dracontium

Green Dragon – Arisaema dracontium

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Dame’s Rocket – Hesperis matronalis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dame’s Rocket , an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/15/2017.) Scientific name is Hesperis matronalis.  Photo below was taken at the John C. Wilson Park, Chattanooga, TN on Apr 22, 2017.   Go to the Dame’s Rocket detail page for more information.

Dame's Rocket, Damask Violet, Night-scented Gilliflower, Queen's Gilliflower, Mother-of-the-evening, Summer Lilac - Hesperis matronalis

Dame’s Rocket – Hesperis matronalis

It’s been over a year since I added a non-native species to the USWildflowers.com database (I’ve got a big backlog of native species that I need to get added), but I’ve seen quite a few questions about the identity of this plant this spring – it’s often confused with Phlox – so I thought it would be helpful to get it into the database.
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Virginia Cottongrass – Eriophorum virginicum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Virginia Cottongrass, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/30/2017.) Scientific name is Eriophorum virginicum. Photo below was taken in Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VA on Aug 3, 2016. Go to the Virginia Cottongrass detail page for more information and photos.

Virginia Cottongrass, Tawny Cottongrass, Rusty Cotton Grass - Eriophorum virginicum

Virginia Cottongrass – Eriophorum virginicum

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Blackfoot Daisy – Melampodium leucanthum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Blackfoot Daisy, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/17/2017.) Scientific name is Melampodium leucanthum. Photo below was taken in Brantley Lake State Park in Eddy County, NM on Oct 19, 2016. Go to the Blackfoot Daisy detail page for more information and photos.

Blackfoot Daisy, Rock Daisy, Plains Blackfoot, Arnica - Melampodium leucanthum

Blackfoot Daisy – Melampodium leucanthum

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Dwarf Ginseng – Panax trifolius – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Dwarf Ginseng, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/10/2017.) Scientific name is Panax trifoliusa. Photo below was taken in the Savage Gulch State Natural Area in Grundy County, TN on April 4, 2017. Go to the Dwarf Ginseng detail page for more information and photos.

Dwarf Ginseng, Ground Nut - Panax trifolius

Dwarf Ginseng – Panax trifolius

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Alpine Sunflower – Hymenoxys grandiflora – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Alpine Sunflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/08/2017.) Scientific name is Hymenoxys grandiflora. Photo below was taken in the Rocky Mountain National Park in Grand County, CO on Aug 26, 2016. Go to the Alpine Sunflower detail page for more information and photos.

Alpine Sunflower, Four-nerved Daisy, Graylocks Rubberweed, Old-man-of-the-mountain - Hymenoxys grandiflora

Alpine Sunflower – Hymenoxys grandiflora

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Showy Orchis – Galearis spectabilis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Showy Orchis, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/07/2017.) Scientific name is Galearis spectabilis. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevier County, TN on April 18, 2016. Go to the Showy Orchis detail page for more information and photos.

Showy Orchis, Showy Orchid, Purple-hooded Orchid, Gay Orchid, Purple Orchis, Two-leaved orchis - Galearis spectabilis

Showy Orchis – Galearis spectabilis

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Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wild Ginger, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/20/2017.) Scientific name is Asarum canadense. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Wild Ginger detail page for more information and photos.

Common Wild Ginger, Canadian Wild Ginger - Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense

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