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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

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

Araceae (Arum Family)


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

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Round-Leaved Ragwort (Packera obovata)

Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Entireleaf Western Daisy (Astranthium integrifolium)

Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)

Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

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Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.


Photographic Location: Couchville Cedar Glades in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring Coral Root (Corallorhiza wisteriana)

Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Photographic Location: Bledsoe Creek State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Dwarf Cinquefoil (Potentilla canadensis)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Ericaceae (Heath Family)

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Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dicentra in Tennessee

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia)

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

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Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Dutchmans Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

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Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Squirrel Corn (Dicentra canadensis)

Fumariaceae (Fumitory Family)

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor)

Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Violaceae (Violet Family)

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Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.


Photographic Location: Longhunter State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spring Creek Bladderpod (Paysonia perforata)

Photographic Location: Private Land in Wilson County Tennessee

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

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Photographic Location: Private Land in Wilson County Tennessee


Photographic Location: Private Land in Wilson County Tennessee

Photographic Location: Private Land in Wilson County Tennessee

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Sand Bittercress (Cardamine parviflora)

Photographic Location: Wornicov Woods in Sumner County Tennessee.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Violaceae (Violet Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Cutleaf Toothwort, Pepper Root (Dentaria concatenata)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sweet Betsy (Trilium cuneatum)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.
A couple of differences between cuneatum and sessile:
1. Cuneatum has blount stamens/sessile has beaked stamens.
2. Cuneatum has petals 3X length of stamens/ sessile has petals 2X length of stamens.
3. Cuneatum has sweet banana-like fragrance/sessile has strong carrion odor.


Friday, March 2, 2018

Rue anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

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

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

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

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

Monday, February 26, 2018

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Spring 2018

I know its still a little early, but it was such a pretty day yesterday, I decided to go in my woods for a look see. My woods have been heavily logged in the past and now it is not very diverse. Still, there is always something to see.

I know what this is, do you?
I believe these are oyster mushrooms. If so they are very good to eat. 
More oyster mushrooms?
Maybe next week?
Variety of Turkey Tails.
More Turkey Tails.
Another Turkey Tail.
These are the size of small dinner plates!
That's all for now. Looking forward to a great spring!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Venus's Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family)

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