Category Archives: Flora

06.20.2021 Summer Sunday-Indian Cucumber Root

As the name implies, the root, really a tuber, is edible and tastes like a cucumber…although I personally have not yanked one out of the ground to munch upon it.  I am relying on the report in good faith. The … Continue reading

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06.16.2021 Lily Pads as Pacman

While at Moosehorn Pond on the same day as the previous water-lily shot, I captured a couple of pads with nice water drops that accumulated during the rain just prior to my arrival. I picked out a couple with some … Continue reading

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06.15.2021 Mission Accomplished

Yesterday morning began with thundershowers before dawn and then more later in the morning.  Later for me, probably still early for most everyone else. We need the rain so no complaints.  But when I visited some favorite spots for mountain … Continue reading

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06.12.2021 Miss Pinky in Space

I posted this flower the other day entwined.  But floating in space is fun too. Grass Pink-Calopogon tuberosus As for the title…..

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06.10.2021 Just this one…

When I walked into MacLeod Field (I only recently learned the actual name of what I have been calling Lawrence Swamp wet meadow) early last Saturday morning I didn’t expect to find orchids that early in the month but felt … Continue reading

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06/05/2021 Saturday Night Extra

This morning I visited the wet meadow where I often find two species of native orchids.  But…usually they are not in flower until mid-June.  I was lucky and found both flowering early albeit the Grass Pink which will follow was … Continue reading

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06.05.2021 Frostless Frostweed

I have never seen the frost curls with this plant in the autumn as another species with the same name puts forth. I regularly find the flowers in Quabbin Park and these get mowed down with the grass once flowering … Continue reading

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06.04.2021 Friday Night Flower Night

Here’s a little Eastern Blue-eyed Grass-Sisyrinchium atlanticum to get the weekend started. It’s “eye” is not blue, the petals are not blue but purple toned, and the plant isn’t a grass at all but a member of the iris family. … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday the second

On the 21st, while photographing the Painted Trilliums I have recently shared, I noticed this little bug on one petal.  I sort of identified it, or maybe entirely, as an Evacanthus leafhopper larva.  The doubt comes from whether that is … Continue reading

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05.31.2021 Macro Monday-White Pink Lady’s Slipper

So far the only white Cypripedium acaule I have found this year. In the past several years there have been a few  in the spot where I found the Pink pair that I posted last week but none at that … Continue reading

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