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Friday, July 3, 2020

American Germander, Wood Sage (Teucrium canadense)

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

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family)

Synonym(s): Pink Smartweed


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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.
 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Glade Wild Petunia (Ruellia humilis)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

Synonym(s): Prairie Petunia, Fringeleaf Wild Petunia, Hairy Ruellia, Low Wild Petunia, Low Ruellia, Fringeleaf Ruellia

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Photographic Location: Old Stone Fort State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Photographic Location: Old Stone Fort State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Smooth Ruellia (Ruellia strepens)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee
Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

 This is another one of the Wild Petunia Family . It differs from the Glade Wild Petunia in that the flower does not appear at the end of the stalk, but rather in the middle of the stalk. This is a very frequent flower here in middle Tennessee.

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Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis)


Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.



Saturday, June 20, 2020

Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Garden Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)


Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Synonym(s): Golden Tickseed, Golden-wave

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Tall Bellflower (Campanulastrum americana)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.



Sunday, June 14, 2020

Bouncing Bet, Soapwort (Sapanoria officinalis)

Photographic Location: Taylor Hollow State Natural Area in Middle Tennessee.

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

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Photographic Location: Taylor Hollow State Natural Area in Middle Tennessee.

 

Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Gray-Headed Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Synonym(s): Gray-headed Mexican Hat, Pinnate Prairie Coneflower, Yellow Coneflower

 Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: John & Hester Lane Cedar Glades.

 

Friday, June 12, 2020

White Avens (Geum canadense Jacq.)

Photographic Location: Old Stone Fort State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Rosaceae (Rose Family).

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Photographic Location: Old Stone Fort State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum)

Photographic Location: Cedars of Lebanon State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort family)

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Photographic Location: John & Hester Lane Cedar Glades.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe)

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

 

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Wild Leek (Allium ampeloprasum)

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Vernal Iris (Iris verna var.smalliana)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

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Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Winter Cress, Yellow Rocket (Barbarea vulgaris)

Photographic Location: Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area in Middle Tennessee.

Brassicaceae (Mustard family)

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Photographic Location: Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area in Middle Tennessee.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Wild Garlic, Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense)

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

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Photographic Location: Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area in Middle Tennessee.
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Pale Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

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Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.

 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Low Hop Clover (Trifolium Campestre)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.