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.

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.)”

Late-Flowering Thoroughwort (Eupatorium serotinum)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s):  White Boneset, Late Boneset, Late-flowering Boneset Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Sep , Oct , NovQuiz: See if you can find the Lynx Spider (Peucetia viridans)! For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Blue Sage (Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam.)

Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Synonym(s): Pitcher Sage, Big Blue Sage, Azure Sage, Giant Blue Sage Bloom Color: White , BlueBloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Great Plains Lady’s Tresses (Spiranthes magnicamporum Sheviak)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Great Plains Ladies’-tresses, Great Plains Lady’s Tresses Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Bushy Goldentop (Euthamia leptocephala (Torr. & A. Gray) Greene ex Porter & Britton)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Bushy Goldentop, Slender-headed Euthamia, Mississippi Valley Goldentop, Mississippi Valley Flat Top Goldenrod Bloom Color: Yellow , GreenBloom Time: Sep , Oct , Nov For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Nodding Lady’s Tresses (Spiranthes cernua)

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family) Synonym(s): Nodding Ladies’-tresses, Ladies’-tresses, Nodding Lady’s Tresses Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here.

Western Sunflower (Helianthus occidentalis)

Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee. Aster family (Asteraceae) For more information about this plant, Click Here. Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee. Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee. Photographic Location: Flat Rock Cedar Glade in Middle Tennessee.

Grass Leaf Golden Aster (Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia (Fernald) Semple & F.D. Bowers)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Narrowleaf Silkgrass, Golden Aster Bloom Color: YellowBloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , NovBloom Notes: Will bloom better the more sun it gets. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Hairy Sunflower (Helianthus hirsutus)

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.   Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Heartleaf Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)

Photographic Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Asteraceae (Aster Family) Synonym(s): Aster cordifolius, Aster cordifolius ssp. sagittifolius, Aster cordifolius var. furbishiae, Aster cordifolius var. incisus, Aster cordifolius var. lanceolatus, Aster cordifolius var. moratus, Aster cordifolius var. polycephalus, Aster cordifolius var. racemiflorus, Aster cordifolius var. sagittifolius, Aster finkii var. moratus, Aster lowrieanus var. incisus, Aster lowrieanusContinue reading “Heartleaf Aster (Symphyotrichum cordifolium)”