Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

Equisetaceae (Horsetail Family) Synonym(s): Scouring-rush Horsetail, Horsetail, Scouring Rush, Canuela Bloom Color: Not ApplicableBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , DecBloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores contained within sporangia borne on peltate sporophylls. For moreContinue reading “Scouring Rush (Equisetum hyemale)”

Curlytop Knotweed (Polygonum lapathifolium)

Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family) Synonym(s): Curlytop Knotweed, Curl-top Smartweed, Pale Smart Bloom Color: White , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

  Wild parsnip is a member of the Umbelliferae (parsnip) family. Rosettes grow close to the ground and bear leaves averaging six inches in height. The plant has a long, thick taproot, which is edible. Flowering plants produce a single, thick stem that contains hundreds of yellow umbellate flowers. The lateral flowers often overtop theContinue reading “Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)”

Prostrate Spurge, Spotted Sandmat (Chamaesyce maculata)

 Photo by Michele Lee Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Synonym(s): Spotted Spurge, Spotted Euphorbia, Spotted Sandmat, Milk Purslane, Prostrate Spurge Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Field Garlic, Wild Onion (Allium vineale)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Wild Garlic; Onion Grass; Field Garlic Bloom Color: White , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia)

  This wildflower is a member of the Typhaceae (Cat-Tail Family).   A semi-aquatic perennial herb, 3-10 feet tall which forms dense stands. The flowers are tiny and numerous (thousands per plant). Found in shallow water of ponds, ditches and marshes (May thru winter). Almost every part of the cattail has a practical use: theContinue reading “Common Cattail, Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia)”