Category Archives: USWildflowers News

Squirrel Corn – Dicentra canadensis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Squirrel Corn, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/26/2016.) Scientific name is Dicentra canadensis.  Photo below was taken along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, Sevier County, TN on April 21, 2016. Go to the Squirrel Corn detail page for more information.

Squirrel Corn, Wild turkey-pea, Turkey Corn, Colicweed, Ghost Corn, Lyre Flower - Dicentra canadensis

Squirrel Corn – Dicentra canadensis

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Glade Violet – Viola egglestonii – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Glade Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/12/2016.) Scientific name is Viola egglestonii.  Photo below was taken in a Chickamauga Battlefield Cedar Glade, Catoosa County, Ga on March 25, 2016. Go to the Glade Violet detail page for more information.

Glade Violet, Eggleston’s Violet - Viola egglestonii

Glade Violet, Eggleston’s Violet – Viola egglestonii

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Wild Bleeding Heart – Dicentra eximia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wild Bleeding Heart, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/15/2016.) Scientific name is Dicentra eximia.  Photo below was taken in the Cherokee National Forest in Polk County, TN on April 13, 2016. Go to the Wild Bleeding Heart detail page for more information.

Wild Bleeding Heart - Dicentra eximia

Wild Bleeding Heart – Dicentra eximia

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Red Elderberry – Sambucus racemosa – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Red Elderberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/08/2016.) Scientific name is Sambucus racemosa.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blount County, TN on March 21, 2016. Go to the Red Elderberry detail page for more information.

Red Elderberry, Red Elder, Rocky Mountain Elder, Scarlet Elderberry - Sambucus racemosa

Red Elderberry – Sambucus racemosa

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Tennessee Gladecress – Leavenworthia exigua – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Tennessee Gladecress, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/28/2016.) Scientific name is Leavenworthia exigua.  Photo below was taken in the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park, Catoosa County, GA on May 25, 2016. Go to the Tennessee Gladecress detail page for more information.

Tennessee Gladecress, Least Glade-cress, Pasture Gladecress, Kentucky Gladecress - Leavenworthia exigua

Tennessee Gladecress – Leavenworthia exigua

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Largeflower Mexican Clover – Richardia grandiflora – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Largeflower Mexican Clover, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/21/2016.) Scientific name is Richardia grandiflora.  Photo below was taken in Venice, Florida on Jan 20, 2015.   Go to the Largeflower Mexican Clover detail page for more information.

Largeflower Mexican Clover, Largeflower Pusley, Florida Snow - Richardia grandiflora

Largeflower Mexican Clover – Richardia grandiflora

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Round-lobed Hepatica – Anemone americana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Round-lobed Hepatica, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/17/2016.) Scientific name is Anemone americana.  Photo below was taken at the Elsie Holmes Nature Park, Catoosa County, GA on March 15, 2015. Go to the Round-lobed Hepatica detail page for more information.

Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf - Anemone americana

Round-lobed Hepatica- Anemone americana

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Foxglove Beardtongue, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/13/2016.) Scientific name is Penstemon digitalis.  Photo below was taken in the Walker County, GA on May 21, 2015. Go to the Foxglove Beardtongue detail page for more information.

Foxglove Beardtongue, Tall White Beardtongue, Mississippi Penstemon, Smooth White Beardtongue, Talus slope Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

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.

Continue reading

Post to Twitter

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

Continue reading

Post to Twitter