Woolly Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa Sims)

Aristolochiaceae (Birthwort Family) Synonym(s): Common Dutchman’s Pipe Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , PurpleBloom Time: Mar , Apr , MayCaterpillar Hosts: Pipevines (Aristolochia species) For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla Lam.)

Hairy Buttercup (Ranunculus sardous Crantz)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Synonym(s): Hairy Buttercup; Sardinian Buttercup, Hairy Crowfoot Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Lentil Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb.)

Fabaceae (Pea Family) Synonym(s): Slender Vetch, Smooth Tare, Sparrow Vetch, Four Seeded Vetch Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Apr , May , JunBloom Notes: Four Seeded Vetch is native to Eurasia and invasive nearly everywhere else in the world. The minute corollas are in racemes of one to three, the usually four-seeded, as theContinue reading “Lentil Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb.)”

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.

Carolina Buckthorn (Frangula caroliniana (Walter) A. Gray)

Rhamnaceae (Buckthorn Family) Synonym(s): Carolina False Buckthorn, Yellow Buckthorn, Indian Cherry, Yellowwood Bloom Color: Yellow , GreenBloom Time: May , JunNotes: Although called a buckthorn, this species has no spines. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Pink Thoroughwort (Fleischmannia incarnata (Walter) King & H. Rob.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Pink Thoroughwort Bloom Color: White , Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Sept ,Oct , NovNotes: This plant is indeed most closely related to ageratums such as Blue Mist Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum). For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Horseweed (Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):¬†Horseweed, Canadian Horseweed, Bitterweed, Hogweed, Squaw Weed, Colt’s Tail Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , NovNotes: The leaves have a sharp flavor and an aromatic taste similar to tarragon. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Prairie Tea (Croton monanthogynus Michx.)

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Synonym(s): Prairie Tea, One-seed Croton, Doveweed, Dove Weed, Prairie Goatweed Bloom Color: White , GreenBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata (Michx.) Greene)

Fabaceae (Pea Family) Synonym(s): Partridge Pea, Sleepingplant, Sensitive Plant Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis L.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Canada Goldenrod, Canadian Goldenrod, Tall Goldenrod, Giant Goldenrod Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Sep , Oct , NovNotes: Although it and other Goldenrods are commonly blamed for hay fever, this discomfort is usually caused by pollen from Ragweed (Ambrosia spp.) that blooms at the same time. For more information about this plant, ClickContinue reading “Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis L.)”

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)”