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.

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.

Biennial Gaura (Oenothera gaura W.L. Wagner & Hoch)

Onagraceae (Evening Primrose Family) Synonym(s): Biennial Beeblossom, Biennial Gaura Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct For more information about this plant, Click Here.

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)”

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.

White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra L.)

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) Bloom Color: White , PinkBloom Time: Jul , Aug , SepNotes: Genus name comes from the Greek word chelone meaning tortoise in reference to the turtlehead shape of the flowers. For more information about this plant, Click Here.

Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginia)

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family) Synonym(s): Devil’s Darning Needles, Virgin’s Bower, Old Man’s Beard Bloom Color: White , Green , BrownBloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep For more information about this plant, Click Here.