- Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)
- Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
- Two-lined Salamander (Eurycea bislineata)
- Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)
- Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon)
- Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)
- Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)
- Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
- Marsh Marigold (Calthra palustris)
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Category Archives: wildflower
This native flower looks like grass, but after looking closely, you can see these beautiful clusters of blue flowers. This plant belongs in the Iris Family. There are roughly 75 species of Sisyrinchium native to the Western Hemisphere. This … Continue reading
This colorful plant is a butterfly favorite. It’s flowers are a source of nectar for many butterflies and it’s leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars. If you look closely at the pictures you can see tiny yellow … Continue reading
This is one of my favorite early blooming wildflowers. The blossom has five pink striped petals that range from white to pale pink. This plant is apparently rare on Long Island, but at Shu Swamp it’s abundant.
The woods near my home is literally carpeted with these unique little flowers. They won’t be around much longer, but their mottled leaves will last when the flowers are long gone.
Such a strange plant. Love how each year it actually grows deeper into the ground, so older plants are basically impossible to dig up, not that I would!
This was the only one blooming on my hike yesterday. I always forget that all parts of this plant are quite poisonous to humans. Touching it can cause skin irritation. The woods near my home will soon be full of … Continue reading
It’s a start!
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.
This well recognized flower was introduced from Europe. It was brought over as a food source for livestock.