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07.14.2019 The aforementioned Rattlesnake Plantains

To be precise, they are Downy Rattlesnake Plantains-Goodyera pubescens and are members of the Orchidaceae. They are just now beginning to flower.  Even though they are woodland plants they don’t need to take advantage of the vernal open canopy. The … Continue reading

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09.18.2015 Stout Goldenrod

That’s the name in my old dog-eared Peterson’s guide.  But things change and this is now known as Squarrose Goldenrod reflecting the latin- Solidago squarrosa.  Goldenrods are a genus I haven’t really spent much time keying before, so this had … Continue reading

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09.27.2014 Moderate success

With the assistance of an acquaintance on Facebook, I found me some Greater Fringed Gentians (Gentianopsis crinita formerly Gentiana crinita).  I learned pretty quickly that they close up overnight or on cloudy days and are only opened when exposed to … Continue reading

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