Monthly Archives: September 2013

New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

This is one of my favorites. It’s also one of the only asters I can identify without having to dig deep into my books. They can get quite tall and last late into October. Advertisements

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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

This is a late bloomer! The flowers remain open from evening to early morning, and will stay open on cloudy days.

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Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

This plant blooms in late summer or fall. The common name is based on an old use of inhaling dried leaves that would cause a person to sneeze. The sneezing would apparently get rid of evil spirits that were in … Continue reading

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Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)

This brightly colored flower is from Asia and is extremely invasive. It gets the name dayflower because its bloom lasts for a day. Blooms last a bit longer in cooler, cloudy weather. This flower is all over my neighborhood.

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Dull meadow-pitcher (Rhexia mariana)

This species is very similar to the Wing- stem meadow-pitcher. The flower pictured below is duller in color and has narrower leaves than Rhexia virginica. This species is endangered in Massachusetts and apparently not found in any other New England … Continue reading

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Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana)

Found this little beauty at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina. Used my macro lens iPhone attachment for the first time.

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Mary Banning Slender Caesar (Amanita banningiana)

I found this mushroom on a hike with my family. It took me awhile to identify it! Mushrooms are new to me. It is named after a famous mycologist.

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