Slender-Flowered Beardtongue (Penstemon tenuiflorus)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Eastern Whiteflower Penstemon, Eastern Whiteflower Beardtongue

Bloom Color: Pink , White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct

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Hairy Phlox (Phlox amoena ssp. amoena)

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family)

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun

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Southern Ragwort (Senecio anonymus)

This wildflower is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae).

 If you look out into any field in Middle Tennessee and see a bunch of yellow flowers, more than likely, this is it. Southern Ragwort (Senecio anonymus) is also known as Appalachian Ragwort and was used by Native Americans to treat heart trouble and to prevent pregnancy. Caution should be used because this plant contains toxins that have been shown to increase blood pressure and cause uterine contractions and liver damage. Also, it may possibly contain cancer-causing compounds.

Lance-Leaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata L.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (ASTER/COMPOSITE FAMILY)

The pretty golden flower is 3″ wide and has long narrow leaves (up to 8 inches long). This plant can be found blooming in April thru June in the Western 2/3 of Tennessee. Look at the notched ray flowers. Found in dry, open, often sandy soils. Lance-Leaf Coreopsis is listed as “occasional” as they are found in only 11-31 counties of TN.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family)

Synonym(s): Marguerite

Bloom Color: Yellow, White
Bloom Time: Apr, May, Jun, Jul

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Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Synonym(s): Coral Honeysuckle, Trumpet Honeysuckle, Woodbine

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Blooms usually red but some cultivars/varieties yellow. Normally blooms mid-spring and intermittently thereafter.

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