Threadleaf False Foxglove (Agalinis setacea (J.F. Gmel.) Raf.)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Synonym(s): Threadleaf Gerardia, Threadleaf Agalinis, Threadleaf False Foxglove, Sandhills Gerardia Bloom Color: PinkBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Missouri Ironweed (Vernonia missurica Raf.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Missouri Ironweed can be distinguished from other Vernonia spp. primarily by the number of disk florets in the compound flowers, and the profuse hairiness of the stems and lower sides of the leaves. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pilosum)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Frost Weed, Hairy White Oldfield Aster, Oldfield Weed, White Oldfield Aster. Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Sept, OctNotes: Probably our most often encountered aster here in TN. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora Aiton)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Anisescented Goldenrod, Anise-scented Goldenrod, Sweet Goldenrod Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The crushed leaves of Sweet Goldenrod give off an anise scent that readily identifies this widespread species. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Swamp Lousewort (Pedicularis lanceolata Michx.)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Synonym(s): Marsh Betony Bloom Color: White , Yellow , GreenBloom Time: Aug, SeptNotes: Swamp Lousewort is partially parasitic; common host plants are asters and native grasses. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale L.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):  Fall Sneezeweed, Autumn Sneezeweed Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The genus is thought to have been named by Linnaeus for Helen of Troy. The legend is that the flowers sprung up from the ground where her tears fell. For more information about this plant, ClickContinue reading “Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale L.)”

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea Trel. ex Branner & Coville)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):  Tall Ironweed Bloom Color: PurpleBloom Time: Aug , Sep , OctNotes: The common name refers to the toughness of the stem. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Whorled Rosinweed (Silphium trifoliatum var. trifoliatum)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Whorled Rosinweed Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Square-Stemmed Monkeyflower (Mimulus ringens)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Synonym(s): Allegheny Monkeyflower, Square-stemmed Monkeyflower, Square-stem Monkeyflower Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Blue , PurpleBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Orangegrass (Hypericum gentianoides)

Clusiaceae (Mangosteen Family) Synonym(s): Orangegrass, Pineweed Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: Similar to Nits and Lice (Hypericum drummondii) but much smaller. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Ribbed Mock Bishopweed (Ptilimnium costatum Elliott Raf)

Apiaceae (Carrot Family) Synonym(s): Eastern Mock Bishopweed Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: This plant is uncommon throughout its range. For more information about this plant, Click Here