Monthly Archives: October 2013

Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pennsylvanicum)

Not many colorful plants still out there. This is all over and and quite beautiful. Many animals rely on this plant for food, plus Native Americans had many uses for it.

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White Clover (Trifolium repens)

This well recognized flower was introduced from Europe. It was brought over as a food source for livestock.

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Seven Angled Pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum)

This is a strange flower I found a couple of weeks ago in a old cranberry bog. The flower is quite small, and after discovering a few I noticed that the bog was actually covered with these. There are tiny … Continue reading

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Fragile Dapperling (Leucocoprinus fragillissimus)

I found this solitary mushroom growing in the woods at the Nags Head Ecological Preserve in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. Its name is quite appropriate because it seemed like a strong breeze would of knocked it over. … Continue reading

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Clymene Moth (Haploa clymene)

I found this moth a couple of weeks ago in my backyard. I was so excited because I had never seen anything like it. The dark marking on its closed wings resembled a cross or dagger. Instantly I thought this … Continue reading

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Scaly Pholiota (Pholiota squarrosoides)

Identifying mushrooms is new to me. I never realized how incredibly diverse the fungi world is. This species is apparently common and can be found in large clusters on living trees or dead hardwood stumps. I’ve read mixed information on … Continue reading

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