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07.26.2019 Eastern Teaberry

The plant of many names, this is also known as wintergreen (several have that same common name), checkerberry,  boxberry, or American wintergreen.  One of the botanists at Native Plant Trust calls it eastern spicy-wintergreen. Gaultheria procumbensis is a member of … Continue reading

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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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07.08.2019 Eight where ordinarily there are four and a colorful visitor

A similar image to the partridge berry I posted a short time ago, but in this case with a double bloom.  I heard from someone that he once found one of these with a pair of five-petaled partridge berry flowers. … Continue reading

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07.02.2019 Two+ from West Branch of Fever Brook Pond

Partridge berries make nice ground cover and, of course, keep partridges fat and happy. One of these days I’ll get a shot of the berries but for now this pair of flowers (they are always in pairs) will do. This … Continue reading

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