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)

Sessile-leaf Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia L.)

Liliaceae (Lily Family) Synonym(s): Spreading Bellwort, Straw Lily, Wild Oats, Merrybells, Sessile Bellwort Bloom Color: White , YellowBloom Time: Apr , MayBloom Notes: Typically pale yellow in color For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Bastard Toadflax (Comandra umbellata (L.) Nutt. var. umbellata)

Santalaceae (Sandalwood Family) Bloom Color: White , GreenBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Singlehead Pussytoes (Antennaria solitaria Rydb.)

Asteraceae/Compositae (Aster/Composit Family) Synonym(s): Solitary Pussytoes Bloom Color: White , GreenBloom Time: Mar , Apr For more information about this plant, Click Here. Similar Species: Plantain-Leaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia (L.) Hook.)

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.)”

Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana Michx.)

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family) Synonym(s): Carolina Springbeauty Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , JunBloom Notes: A pair of smooth leaves occurs halfway up the slender, 4-12 in. stem. Leaves much wider than C. virginica. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Narrowleaf Cowwheat (Melampyrum lineare W. P. C. Barton var. latifolium)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Synonym(s): Narrowleaf Cow-wheat, Narrow-leaved Cow-wheat, Cow Wheat Bloom Color: WhiteBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug 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.

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.

Fall Phlox (Phlox paniculata L.)

Polemoniaceae (Phlox Family) Synonym(s): Fall Phlox, Perennial Phlox Bloom Color: Pink , PurpleBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug, SeptNotes: This native plant has been used to create many hybridized versions in many colors. 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.

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.