Native Plant of the Day 12/01/2013
Photo from 11/25/2009. Location: Walker County, GA
Small Woodland Sunflower - for more photos and information go to the Helianthus microcephalus detail page.
We’ve been driving past some nice stands of Jerusalem Artichoke – Helianthus tuberosus – in various places in Walker county over the past week or so. This morning was a nice foggy morning, so I took advantage of the soft light so, hoping to get some added interest from the dew, and headed out to a nearby patch with my camera.
Dune Sunflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/20/2012.) Scientific name is Helianthus debilis. Photo below was taken in Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, FL , on December 20, 2011. It is also known by the common names Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, and Branching Sunflower . Go to the Dune Sunflower detail page for more photos and information.
Cindy and I decided to head up to Ft. Desoto County Park for the afternoon of our anniversary. The drive up was part of the fun.
Jerusalem Artichoke, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/13/2011.) Scientific name is Helianthus tuberosus. It is also known by the common names Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, and Girasole . Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on September 24, 2011. Go to the Jerusalem Artichoke detail page for more photos and information.
Ten-petal Sunflower, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/23/2011.) Scientific name is Helianthus decapetalus. It is also known by the common names Thinleaf Sunflower, Forest Sunflower, and Pale Sunflower . Photo below was taken in Grundy County, TN on September 17, 2011. Go to the Ten-petal Sunflower detail page for more photos and information.
As I drive into work in the morning, I pass a field which frequently has a mist hovering over it. This fall the field has been filled with Goldenrod. Every foggy morning I’d wish that I could be headed into that field instead of headed into the office. A couple of Saturdays ago there was a bit of fog in the morning air and I had no other commitments, so I headed for that field before sunrise. Here are 8 of my favorite photos from that Foggy Saturday Morning. (Click on photos for larger version.)