White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima (L.) King & H. Rob. var. altissima)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Aug , Sep , OctNotes: Native Americans reportedly used a decoction of the roots as a remedy for snakebite, hence the common name. Settlers who drank milk from cows that fed on this plant often developed the disease called milk sickness. For more information about this plant, ClickContinue reading “White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima (L.) King & H. Rob. var. altissima)”

White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra L.)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Genus name comes from the Greek word chelone meaning tortoise in reference to the turtlehead shape of the flowers. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sweet Betsy (Trilium Cuneatum)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Sweet Betsy Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Maroon , BrownBloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata (L.) Pursh)

Pyrolaceae (Wintergreen Family) Synonym(s): Striped Prince’s Pine, Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel Family) Synonym(s): Common Yellow Oxalis, Yellow Wood-sorrel, Upright Yellow Wood-sorrel, Yellow Woodsorrel Bloom Color: OrangeBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Jewelweed, Orange Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis)

Balsaminaceae (Touch-Me-Not Family) Synonym(s): Jewelweed, Orange Jewelweed, Spotted Touch-me-not Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow , Green , BrownBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata L.)

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) This may have switched back to the Lobeliaceae (Lobelia Family). It is very hard to keep up these days! Synonym(s): Puke Weed, Bladder-pod Lobelia Bloom Color: Blue , PurpleBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: Indian tobacco is the source of an alkaloid (lobeline) that is used inContinue reading “Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata L.)”

Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii (Rupr.) Maxim.)

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family) Synonym(s): Bush Honeysuckle Bloom Color: White, YellowBloom Time: April, May For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Cankerweed (Nabalus serpentarius (Pursh) Hooker)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Lion’s Foot, Butterweed, Gall Of The Earth Bloom Color: White , YellowBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sensitive Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista nictitans)

Fabaceae (Pea Family) Synonym(s): Sensitive Partridge Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant, Sensitive Pea Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: August, September For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Harvestbells (Gentiana saponaria L)

Gentianaceae (Gentian Family) Synonym(s): Harvestbells, Soapwort GentianBloom Color: Blue , PurpleBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.