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Cumberland Rosinweed – Silphium bracheatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Cumberland Rosinweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/19/2016.) Scientific name is Silphium bracheatum.  Photo below was taken in Franklin County, TN on Aug 13, 2016. Go to the Cumberland Rosinweed detail page for more information.

Cumberland Rosinweed - Silphium brachiatum

Cumberland Rosinweed – Silphium brachiatum

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Whorled Rosinweed – Silphium trifoliatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Whorled Rosinweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/06/2012.) Scientific name is Silphium trifoliatum.  Photo below was taken in Wilson County, TN on Aug 4, 2012.   It  is also known by the common name Three-leaved Rosinweed.  Go to the Whorled Rosinweed detail page for more photos and information.

Whorled Rosinweed, Three-leaved Rosinweed - Silphium trifoliatum

Whorled Rosinweed, Three-leaved Rosinweed – Silphium trifoliatum

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An Exemplary Member of Asteraceae

Cutleaf Rosinweed

Cutleaf Rosinweed

I love this photograph of a cutleaf rosinweed blossom.  As a nature photographer, I’m not an artist – I’m a reporter.  The art is God’s business- “Nature is the art of God” (Dante.)  My hope is that my photographs attractively portray God’s art.  Initially I liked this photograph because it attractively portrays the beauty of a lovely bright yellow flower.  But since I’ve been using it as my computer display background for about a month now and staring at it daily, I’ve also come to appreciate it for something else…

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