Pink Azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides (Michx.) Shinners)

Ericaceae (Heath Family) Synonym(s): Pinxterbloom Azalea, Pinxterflower Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Mar , Apr , MayBloom Notes: All parts are highly toxic. May be fatal if eaten. For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Mountain Azalea (Rhododendron canescens)

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.)”

Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

Apiaceae (Carrot Family) Synonym(s): Spotted Water Hemlock, Water-hemlock, Beaver Poison Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Highly Toxic! May be Fatal if Eaten! For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)

Solanaceae (Potato Family) Synonym(s): Carolina Horse Nettle, Horse Nettle, Radical Weed, Sand Brier, Bull Nettle, Tread-Softly, Devil’s Tomato, Wild Tomato. Bloom Color: White, VioletBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: Ingesting the fruit can cause abdominal pain, circulatory and respiratory depression, or even death. For more information about thisContinue reading “Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)”

Limestone Carolina Larkspur (Delphinium carolinianum ssp. calciphilum)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Synonym(s): Carolina Larkspur Bloom Color: White, BlueBloom Time: May , Jun , JulNotes: All species of Delphinium are apparently toxic. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Pale-Spiked Lobelia (Lobelia spicata Lam.)

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) Bloom Color: White , Blue , PurpleBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Tennessee Featherbells (Stenanthium tennesseense)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: May , Jun For more information about this plant, Click Here and Here. Because this plant is newly identified, there is not a lot of information about it unless you really search. However it was once thought to be Death Camas (Zigadenus leimamthoides). All parts of this plantContinue reading “Tennessee Featherbells (Stenanthium tennesseense)”

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.)”

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis L.)

Campanulaceae (Bellflower Family) Synonym(s): Cardinal Flower Bloom Color: RedBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , OctNotes: All parts toxic only if eaten in large quantities. For more information about this plant, Click Here.