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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Narrowleaf Vervain (Verbena simplex)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Photographic Location: Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Middle TN.

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family)

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Monday, June 5, 2017

American Ipecac, Indian Physic (Gillenia stipulata)

Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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Photographic Location: Buggy Top Trail in Sewanee, TN.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

Largeflower Skullcap (Scutellaria montana)

Photographic Location: Bridal Veil Trail in Sewanee, TN

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

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Photographic Location: Bridal Veil Trail in Sewanee, TN

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Arrowleaf Violet (Viola sagittata)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Coffee County Tennessee.

Violaceae (Violet Family)

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Coffee County Tennessee.

Anacardiaceae (Sumac or Cashew Family)

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Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.


Friday, May 19, 2017

Large Whorled Pogonia (Isotria verticillata)

Photographic Location: Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Middle TN.

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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So here is the good news. For two years now I have been trying to find this flower. Someone gave me the general location a year ago. They were already gone by the time I got there to look for them. So this year I started to make weekly trips there (80 miles one way). I started the last week in April. Finally, during this weeks trip (third week of May), I was able to find 10 specimens.

So here is the bad news. None of them will bloom this year! I guess I will try again nest year hoping for better results. In the mean time, I need to photograph this plant. If you have one blooming, I would like to see it. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dwarf Sundew (Drosera brevifolia)

Photographic Location: Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Middle TN.

Droseraceae (Sundew Family)

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

American Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)

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

Fabaceae (Pea Family)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)

Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica)

Photographic Location: Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) in Middle TN.

Iridaceae (Iris Family)

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pipevine, Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla)

Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park.

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family)

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Southern Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium kentuckiense)

Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park.

Southern Lady's Slipper, Kentucky Lady's Slipper, Ivory Lady's Slipper, Purloined Slipper

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

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Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Gaywings (Polygala paucifolia)

Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park

Polygalaceae (Milkwort Family)

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Photographic Location: Big South Fork National Park


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Violaceae (Violet Family)

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Indian Pink (Spigelia marilandica)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Loganiaceae (Pinkroot Family)

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Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Huger's Carrion Flower (Smilax hugeri)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Smilacaceae (Greenbrier Family)

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Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Fourleaf Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia)

Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.

Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)


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Photographic Location: Standing Stone State Park in Middle Tennessee.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hooked Buttercup, Blisterwort (Ranunculus recurvatus)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee.

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Bulbous Bittercress, Spring Cress (Cardamine bulbosa)

Photographic Location: May Prairie in Coffee County Tennessee.

Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

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Photographic Location: May Prairie in Coffee County Tennessee.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wild Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides)

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

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Guyandotte Beauty, Synandra (Synandra hispidula)

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

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

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


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Cumberland Spurge (Euphorbia mercurialina)

Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family)

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Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Large-Flowered Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)

Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.

Boraginaceae (Borage Family)

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Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.


Rare White Bluebell.
Photographic Location: Coffee County in Middle Tennessee.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides)


Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

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Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.

Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)


Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.

Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

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Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.


Photographic Location: Short Springs State Natural Area.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

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

Papaveraceae (Poppy 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.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Yellow Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Photographic Location: Taylor Hollow State Natural Area in Middle Tennessee.
Liliaceae (Lily Family)

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Photographic Location: Edgar Evans State Park in Middle Tennessee.


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