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.

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

Please help identify this plant!

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.
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.

I believe this is a Solidago. 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.

Your educated opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Green Adder's Mouth Orchid (Malaxis unifolia)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lobed Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata L.)

Photographic Location: Natchez Trace State Park in West Tennessee.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Photographic Location: Natchez Trace State Park in West Tennessee.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Helmet-Flower (Scutellaria integrifolia)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)

Photographic Location: Natchez Trace State Park in West Tennessee.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

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Farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum)

Photographic Location: Natchez Trace State Park in West Tennessee.
Ericaceae (Heath Family)

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)

May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

May Prairie in Middle Tennessee.
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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Pontederiaceae (Pickerelweed Family)

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Small Spreading Pogonia (Cleistesiopsis bifaria)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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This post has been revised due to mistake in classification.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)

Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park (Bryant Grove) in Middle Tennessee
Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Rattlesnake Fern (Botrychium virginianum)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Ophioglossaceae (Adder's-Tongue Family)

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Saw greenbrier, Catbrier, Bullbrier (Smilax bona-nox)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Smilacaceae (Greenbrier Family)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee


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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wild Garlic, Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gattinger's Prairie Clover (Dalea gattingeri)

Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park (Bryant Grove) in Middle Tennessee
Pea Family (Fabaceae)

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Glade Savory (Clinopodium glabellum)

Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park (Bryant Grove) in Middle Tennessee
Mint Family (Lamiaceae)

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Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park (Bryant Grove) in Middle Tennessee  
Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Pale Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.
Iris Family (Iridaceae)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Rose Family (Rosaceae)

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Quaker Ladies (Houstonia caerulea)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Madder Family (Rubiaceae)

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nashville Breadroot (Pediomelum subacaule)

Photographic Location: Cedar Forrest in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Cedar Forrest in Middle Tennessee. White is very rare.
Pea Family (Fabaceae)

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Slender Blue Flag (Iris prismatica)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.

Iris Family (Iridaceae)

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mountain (Piedmont) Azalea (Rhododendron canescens)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.

Heath Family (Ericaceae)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Primrose Leaf Violet (Viola primulifolia L.)

Photographic Location: AEDC in Middle Tennessee.
Violet family (Violaceae)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Navel Corn Salad (Valerianella umbilicata)

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee 
Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee


Valerian family (Valerianaceae)

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis L.)

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee

Mustard family (Brassicaceae)

This plant is not native and is invasive.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis L.)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee
Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)

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Southern Stoneseed (Lithospermum tuberosum)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee
Borage family (Boraginaceae)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dwarf Larkspur (Delphinium tricorne)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle TN.
Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)

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Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle TN.
 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Yellow Mandarin, Fairy Bells (Prosartes lanuginosum)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle TN.
Family Name: Liliaceae

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