Cranefly Orchid (Tipularia discolor)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Crippled Cranefly Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , PurpleBloom Time: Jun , SepBloom Notes: Flowers in June in the North; in September in South. For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Blackseed Plantain (Plantago rugelii)

Plantaginaceae (Plantian Family) Synonym(s): Blackseed Plantain, Pale Plantain Bloom Color: White , Green , BrownBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , OctBloom Notes: This plant is widely regarded as an unattractive weed, but its ecological value, particularly to mammals and moths, is rather high. For more information about this plant,Continue reading “Blackseed Plantain (Plantago rugelii)”

Garden Coreopsis (Coreopsis tinctoria)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee. Asteraceae (Aster Family) For more information about this plant, Click Here. Synonym(s): Golden Tickseed, Golden-wave Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee. Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee. Photographic Location: Wilson County in Middle Tennessee.  

Vasey’s Trillium (Trillium vaseyi)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Sweet Trillium, Sweet Wakerobin, Vasey’s Trillium, Vasey’s Wakerobin Bloom Color: Red , BrownBloom Time: Apr , May , JunBloom Notes: Blooms maroon-red. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Three Seeded Mercury (Acalypha rhomboidea)

Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family) Synonym(s): Common Threeseed Mercury, Virginia Threeseed Mercury Bloom Color: GreenBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , NovBloom Notes: Male flowers minute with 4 sepals, golden-green. Female flowers without petals, the sepals minute and green. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Asteraceae (Aster Family) For more information about this plant, Click Here. Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Annual Ragweed, Short Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Annual Ragweed, Short Ragweed Bloom Color: Green , BrownBloom Time: Jul , Aug ,Sept For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Spring Coral Root (Corallorhiza wisteriana)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Spring Coral-root, Spring Coral Root, Early Southern Coral-root, Wister’s Coral-root, Yellow Coral-root, Arousing Coral-root Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , BrownBloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Southern Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium kentuckiense)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Southern Lady’s-slipper, Kentucky Lady’s-slipper, Ivory Lady’s-slipper, Purloined Slipper Bloom Color: White , Red , Yellow , BrownBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor)

Violaceae (Violet Family) Synonym(s): Eastern Greenviolet, Green Violet Bloom Color: Green , BrownBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Great ragweed, Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.)

Photographic Location: Sycamore Ridge Ranch in Middle Tennessee. This wildflower is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae). This is the giant among the ragweeds, reaching towering heights and possessing long flower spikes. The pollen of ragweeds is spread by wind rather than by insects. Can be invasive, especially in disturbed areas such as aContinue reading “Great ragweed, Giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida L.)”