I want to encourage you to leave comments. We are amateurs and I'm sure we make mistakes in the identity of some of the flowers. We are photographers first and botanist second. I do hope you enjoy the photography. Click on any picture to make it larger.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Roundleaf Thoroughwort (Eupatorium rotundifolium)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Slender Yelloweyed Grass, Twisted Yelloweyed Grass (Xyris torta)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Xyridaceae (Yellow-Eyed-Grass Family)

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Monday, August 8, 2016

St. Peter's-Wort (Hypericum crux-andreae)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Clusiaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mountain Pepperbush, Mountain Sweet Pepperbush, Cinnamon Clethra (Clethra acuminata)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Clethraceae (Sweet-Pepperbush Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Flat-Topped White Aster (Doellingeria umbellata)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
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Friday, August 5, 2016

American Spikenard (Aralia racemosa)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Araliaceae (Ginseng Family)

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Whorled Coreopsis, Greater Tickseed, Major Coreopsis (Coreopsis major)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

White Fringeless Orchid, Monkeyface Orchid (Platanthera integrilabia)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Orange Fringed Orchid, Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head (Platanthera ciliaris)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Photographic Location: Spencer Tennessee.
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
AKA; Black Bugbane, Bugbane, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candles

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park. 
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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Mapleleaf Alumroot, Hairy Alumroot (Heuchera villosa)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Fly poison, Crow poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Rugel's Indian Plantain (Rugelia nudicaulis)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Peruvian Daisy, Shaggy Gallant Soldiers (Galinsoga quadriradiata)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Aster family (Asteraceae)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Field Hawkweed, King Devil (Hieracium caespitosum)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Aster family (Asteraceae)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nodding Thistle (Carduus nutans)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee. Photo has been altered for artistic purpose.
Aster family (Asteraceae)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Yellow Sneezeweed, Bitterweed (Helenium amarum)

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Passion Flower (Passiflora)

Purple Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata)
By far the more common in my neck of the woods. This is one of Tennessee's two state wildflowers. The other state wildflower is the Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis).

Yellow Passion Flower (Passiflora lutea L.)
I searched for years to see this flower! After I finally saw one at a friends house, I could see why it is so hard to find. This is a tiny flower, about the size of my thumb nail. The best way to find this flower is to look for the very distinctive leaves. By doing this I was actually able to find this flower growing on my property.

Yellow Passion Flower (Passiflora lutea L.)
Both of these flowers are members of the Passifloraceae (Passion-Flower Family).

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Gattinger's Goldenrod (Solidago gattingeri)

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.
Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

This plant was small, about 1 1/2 feet. It was growing in typical cedar glade, lots of limestone and splotches of dried Nostoc. It was in full sun. It was in a huge field and was the only one of its kind. I searched the field with no luck. It is very near to where other rare glade flowers bloom in Rutherford county.

My personal opinion its Solidago gattingeri. However, I know this is a very rare and endangered flower, so I question my identification. I have been wrong before (please don't tell my wife). The location is exactly where you would expect to find this plant.

After consulting with several experts in the field and exhaustive research, I do believe this is Gattinger's. The other possibility is Missouri Goldenrod (Solidago missouriensis) which is also listed as threatened. Without digging up this specimen (which legally I can't do), it would be hard to tell the difference.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Plantains (Plantago)

Bracted Plantain (Plantago aristata)
English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata) 
Dwarf Plantain (Plantago virginica)
These are members of the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Monday, June 20, 2016

American Germander, Wood Sage (Teucrium canadense)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pale-Spiked Lobelia (Lobelia spicata)

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.
Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Scaly Blazing Star (Liatris squarrosa)

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Purple Cudweed (Gamochaeta purpurea)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Anglepods (Matelea)

Photographic Location: Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Maroon Carolina Milkvine (Matelea Carolinensis)
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Shinners (Matelea gonocarpos)
Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family)

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sampson's Snakeroot (Orbexilum pedunculatum)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Longsepal Beardtongue (Penstemon calycosus)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

White Colicroot (Aletris farinosa)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Swamp Candles (Lysimachia terrestris)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
Primulaceae (Primrose Family)

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