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A Virtual Wildflower Garden Across Time

This and its companion page, Wildflowers sorted by taxonomic classifications, present information that might help to identify wildflowers.   This page is meant for visitors who know what a certain plant looks like and when and where it bloomed and want to know the genus and species name; plants are sorted by date of appearance (day and month) within the dominant color of their flowers, fruits and/or false leaves, whichever is most prominent.  For example, the Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), has tiny yellow flowers, but its large blue fake petals are actually its dominant feature and so determine the species' color category assignment. If a flower color seems equally suited to two categories, it will be shown in both.

Plants with no clearly dominant color are each placed in multiple categories.  Members of the same species seen on different dates will still be sorted by date. 

These Latin names were checked against the Integrated Taxonomic Information System for validity.

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White Wildflowers

       
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica ), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/6/19 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 1/6/20 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 1/6/19 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 1/8/19        

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), American Tobacco Trail (miles 0-2), Durham, NC, 1/12/20 Hairy Beggarticks (Bidens pilosa), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Swamp Lily (Crinum americanum), Sarasota, FL, 1/22/20 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 1/23/19 Hyacinth Bean 'alba' (Lablab purpureus), Sarasota, FL, 1/23/20

   
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 1/26/12 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 1/27/19 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 1/30/20 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/4/20    

Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 2/6/19 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC 2/9/20 Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana), better known as the "Bradford Pear," growing wild in Durham, NC, 2/15/19 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 2/16/20 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 2/16/20

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica) and Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 2/19/17 Hairy Beggarticks (Bidens pilosa), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 2/21/11 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 2/21/11

 
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 2/21/18 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 2/21/18 Black Willow (Salix nigra), gone to seed, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/21/19 Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum), Shipley Trail at the Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19 Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana), Bradford subspecies, flowers.  Durham, NC, 2/22/20  

Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17.  Some cultivars are known as "Bradford Pears," but, since this was growing wild, it's not clear whether this was one, since that species interbreeds with members of other pear species, e.g., Pyrus communis, very easily.  Introduced and generally, though not officially, considered to be invasive. Bloodroots (Sanguinaria canadensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Bee on Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX  2/24/14

 
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Sandy Creek Park, 2/24/17 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 2/24/17 Broadleaf Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/24/19 Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/24/19  

Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/24/19 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 2/27/20 White Clover (Trifolium repens), Durham, NC, 2/28/19 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 2/28/20

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 3/1/10  Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC,  3/1/10 Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Not part of regular exhibit. Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 3/1/17 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 3/1/17. Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens.

 

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 3/1/19 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/1/19 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Field Pansies (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Virginia Spring Beauty  (Claytonia virginica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/6/10

 

 
Sawtooth Blackberry vine (Rubus argutus), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/7/17 Common Mouseear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum).  This is an introduced plant.  Durham, NC, 3/10/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/11/09 Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/11/09 Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20 Bloodroots (Sanguinaria canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20  

 

Sawtooth Blackberry flowers (Rubus argutus), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/12/19 Blueberry (Vaccinium genus) flowers, River Park North, Greenville, NC, 3/13/12 Field Pansies (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/14/07; This is one of the favorite plants of Falcate Orangetip butterflies. Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC,  3/14/07

 

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/15/15 Bloodroot (Sanguinara canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/16/18.  Not part of regular exhibit. Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 3/28/19 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 3/18/20

 

Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Japanese Plum (Prunus salicina) tree branch, Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Early Saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/19/09.  Mottled leaf is part of a Trout Lily.  ID thanks to Joan Carr of South Williamson,  Kentucky.

 

Bloodroot flower (Sanguinaria canadensis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/20/10 Carolina Spring Beauties (Claytonia caroliniana), Durham, NC, 3/21/16 Early Saxifrage  (Saxifraga virginiensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/12 Common Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum), Durham, NC, 3/22/20 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/16

 

Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/16 Early Saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/19 Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/19 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/19 White Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum), with flower fly.  Might be a hybrid of this species with the E. americanum. Durham, NC, 3/22/19 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/23/11

 

   
Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), very small (probably because it was in mowed grass).  ID thanks to Janie Harmon Owens. Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 3/24/10 Giant Chickweed (Stellaria pubera), Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, Orange County, NC, 3/24/11 Rue Anemone (Thalictrom thalictoides), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 3/24/11 Another Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Flat River Nature Preserve, 3/24/19 Early Saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis), Durham, NC, 3/24/20 White Clover (Trifolium repens), Durham, NC, 3/24/20    

 

Stickywilly (Galium aparine), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Red Tip Photinia, aka Fraser's Photinia (Photinia x fraseri) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Early Saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Early Saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), Eno River State Park (Old Cole Mill Rd. Access), Orange County, NC, 3/27/10 Rue Anemone (Thalictrom thalictoides), Eno River State Park (Old Cole Mill Rd. Access), Orange County, NC, 3/27/10 Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium genus), Durham, NC, 3/27/17 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 3/27/20 Blueberry (Vaccinium genus) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/28/09. 

 

 

   
Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 3/28/18 Blueberry (Vaccinium genus) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/28/19.  These are cultivated flowers. Heartleaf Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/29/17, seen on wooded trail. Blooming Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 3/29/17.  Seen on wooded trail. Confederate Violet (Viola bicolor priceana), Durham, NC, 3/29/19 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 3/28/19 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Eno River State Park (Old Cole Mill Rd. Access), Orange County, NC, 3/30/13 Virginia Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), Eno River State Park (Old Cole Mill Rd. Access), Orange County, NC, 3/30/13    

 

 

         
Mouse-ear Chickweed (Cerastium nutans?), Durham, NC, 3/30/18 Rue Anemone (Thalictrom thalictoides), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/31/09 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/31/16 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/31/16, with Large Bee Fly Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/31/16, with Large Bee Fly          

Early Saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/31/16 Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/31/16 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/31/16 Sticky Willy (Galium aparine), Durham, NC, 3/31/19 Possumhaw Viburnum (Viburnum nudum), Durham, NC, 3/31/20

Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/1/20 Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Durham, NC, 4/1/20 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Fully unfolded Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 4/3/09.

 
Mystery tree flowers, Durham, NC, 4/1/19 White clover (Trifolium repens, var. repens), Durham, NC, 4/3/09 White Clover (Trifolium repens), Durham, NC, 4/3/20  

Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/4/16 Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Durham, NC, 4/4/20 Chinese Privet (Ligustrum vulgare), Durham, NC, 4/4/20

   
Fraser's ("Red Tip") Photinia (Photinia x fraseri), Durham, NC, 4/4/20 Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/5/06 Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 4/5/09.  Blue object is a plastic marker.    

 
Sand Bittercress (Cardamine parviflora), Durham, NC, 4/5/09 Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), Durham, NC, 4/5/11 Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) flower, Durham, NC, 4/5/20 Large-flowered Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09  

 

Giant Chickweed (Stellaria pubera), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09. Heartleaf Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), Duke Gardens, 4/6/09 Lily of the Valley (Convallaria ruscaceae), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09

 

 

 
Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC  4/6/14 Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii), Durham, NC, 4/7/20 Dutchman's Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/8/13 Possumhaw Viburnum (Viburnum nudum), Durham, NC, 4/8/09 Another Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/8/13  

 

Early Saxifrage (Saxifraga virginiensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/8/13 Atamasco Lily (Zephyranthes atamasca), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/8/16 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), Durham, NC, 4/8/19 Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/9/19 Witch Alder (Fothergilla major), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09

 

 
Heartleaf Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Blueberry (Vaccinium genus) flowers, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC 4/10/09 Stickywilly (Galium aparine), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), NC, 4/10/20 Lewiston Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/12/09 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana) , Durham, NC, 4/12/18 Common Mouse Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum), Durham, NC, 4/12/20 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Durham, NC, 4/12/20 Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Durham, NC, 4/12/20.  An introduced plant  

 



   
Large Yellow Vetch (Vicia grandiflora), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/13/09. Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus arguta), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/13/11 Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus), Durham, NC, 4/13/20    

 

Bedstraw or Stickywilly (Galium aparine), Durham, NC, 4/14/09 Giant Chickweed (Mysoton aquaticum) flowers, Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Rd.), Durham/Orange County, NC 4/14/16 Giant Chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/14/17 Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/14/17

 

Atamasco Lily (Zephyranthes atamasca), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/14/17 Crowpoison, or False Garlic  (Nothoscordum bivalve), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 4/14/19 Mystery iris, thriving in a large marsh, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/15/19.  This is probably an introduced species and maybe a cultivar. Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/15/19

Atamasco Lilies (Zephyranthes atamasca), very chewed upon, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/17/12 Crowpoison or False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/17/12 Wild Chervil (Chaerophyllum tainturieri), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/17/12 Violet, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/18/09

Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 4/18/13 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/18/19 Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), with pachygronthid bug, Durham, NC, 4/19/18 Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), Durham, NC, 4/20/06.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk

Atamasco Lily (Zethyranthes atamasco), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/20/07 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, NC, 4/21/16 Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium)  Durham, NC, 4/21/20 Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/22/09

 

 
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Durham, NC, 4/22/10 European Field Pansy (Viola arvensis).  ID thanks to Janie Harmon Owens.  An introduced plant.  American Tobacco Trail (Miles 3-6), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 English Plantain (Plantago lanceolata), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 3-6), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 3-6), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Garlic Chive (Allium tuberosus), Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC, 4/23/09  

Woodland Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/24/10 Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Wild Chervil (Anthriscus sylvestris), Durham, NC, 4/24/20

Crowpoison, False Garlic genus (Nothoscordum bivalve), Durham, NC, 4/25/19 Large Yellow Vetch (Vicia grandiflora), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 4/26/13 Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium), Durham, NC, 4/26/20 White Clover (Trifolium repens), Durham, NC, 4/26/20

Star-of-Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Black Locust flowers (Robinia pseudoacacia), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Fringe Tree branch (Chionanthus virginicus), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria majalis), Old Salem, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19

 
Sweet White Violet (Viola blanda), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14 Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus), Durham, NC, 4/28/09 Bear Corn, formerly Squawroot (Conopholis americana), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14  

 

Mayapple (Podophyllum pentatum) blooms, Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14 Blooming Mayapples (Podophyllum pentatum), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/28/14

Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum), Durham, NC, 4/28/20 Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) False Garlic (Nothoscordum bordonicum ), Santee, Orangeburg County, SC, 4/29/11.  This is an introduced species. Large-flowered Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14

 
Serviceberry (Amelanchier genus), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Mountain Witch Alder (Fothergilla major), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Atamasco Lilies (Zethyranthes atamasco), among St. Anthony's Turnip flowers, Durham, NC, 4/29/19 Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), Durham, NC, 4/29/19 Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Durham, NC, 4/29/19.  This is an introduced plant, given "invasive" status. Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/29/20 Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), Durham, NC, 4/29/20  

Blooming Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens), Congaree National Park, Richland County, 4/30/11 Broadleaf Toothwort (Dentaria diphylla), Montreat, Bumcombe County, NC, 4/30/14 Slender Toothwort (Dentaria heterophylla), Montreat, Bumcombe County, NC, 4/30/14 Peppergrass or Virginia Pepperweed (Lepidium virginicum), Durham, NC, 4/30/19.  ID uncertain. Showy Trillium (T. grandiflorum), fresh, Mountain-to-Sea Trail, Buncombe County, NC, 4/30/19


 
White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/1/09 Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/1/09.  Introduced from China, Japan and/or Korea. Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulia), Durham, NC, 5/1/19 Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum), Durham, NC, 5/1/19 Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), Durham, NC, 5/1/19  

American Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Deerberry (Vaccinium stamineum), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Durham, NC, 5/2/20. 

Dog Hobble ( Leucothoe axillaris), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 Hawkweed, Durham, NC, 5/3/20 Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), Durham, NC, 5/3/20

Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens), Durham, NC, 5/3/20.  They were white, but in dim light. Venus' Pride (Houstonia purpurea), North Carolina Botanical Garden (nature trail), Orange County, NC, 5/6/19 Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense), Durham, NC, 5/8/19.  Officially invasive.  One of two species in this area that really deserve to be called "invasive." American Holly (Ilex opaca), Durham, NC, 5/8/09

Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus), Mt. Diablo State Park, Clayton, Contra Costa County, CA  5/8/15 Another Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus), Mt. Diablo State Park, Clayton, Contra Costa County, CA  5/8/15 Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) flowers, among many, Durham, NC, 5/9/19 Deerberry flower (Vaccinium stamineum), Durham, NC, 5/9/19 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 5/10/10.  Photo by Peter C. Charles.

 

Atamasco Lily (Zephyranthes atamasca), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/10/14 Shepherd's Purse (Capsella Bursa-pastoris), Durham, NC, 5/10/20 Penstemon multiflora, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 White-bracted Sedge or Whitetop Sedge or Sandswamp Whitetop (Rhynchospora latifolia), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/11/09

 
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium genus), with small flowers (~5 mm long), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 5/12/10 Fetterbush Lyonia (Lyonia lucida), with larger flowers (~10 mm long).  These were very common in this park.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 5/12/10 Fading Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus tuberosus), Durham, NC, 5/13/20 American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), Durham, NC, 5/13/20  

Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), unusual for this time of year.  Durham, NC, 5/14/20 Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens), Durham, NC, 5/14/20 Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), Durham, NC, 5/14/20 Common Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19

Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/16/12 Common Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) flowers, Durham, NC, 5/17/19. Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), Durham, NC, 5/17/19. Still barely out of the budding stage. Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 5/18/15 Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), Durham, NC, 5/18/18, with thrips

 
Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09 Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Durham, NC, 5/19/19.  Semi-cultivated. Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/20/09 Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/20/09  

 


Venus' Pride (Houstonia purpurea), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 5/20/09 Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 5/20/18 False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 5/20/18 Manyflower Beard-tongue (Penstemon multiflorus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/21/09.  Looks like Multiflora Penstemon (Penstemon multiflorus), but is outside that species' natural range, i.e., hardiness zones 8-10.

 



 
Part of a huge field of what are apparently Manyflower Beard-tongue (Penstemon multiflorus).  Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/21/09. Their blooming time was about 2 weeks. White-topped Sedge flower (Rhynchospora colorata), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/21/17 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 5/21/19 Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08  

 

A vanishing species in this area: the officially "invasive" Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).  Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 5/22/15 White-topped Sedge (Rhynchospora colorata), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/22/18 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Durham, NC, 5/22/19 Manyflower Beard-tongue (Penstemon multiflorus), Durham, NC, 5/23/20 Meadow Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 5/23/20 Tread-softly (Cnidoscolus stimulosus), a member of the spurge family.  It has stinging hairs.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 5/23/11 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 5/23/20 Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/25/18

Venus' Pride (Houstonia purpurea), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadephicus), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 White Prickly Poppy (Argemone albiflora) with 3 beetles and 5 tiny bees. Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville, Kerr County, TX, 5/27/10 Unfolding White Prickly Poppy: the whole process took place within seconds.  Maybe that's why they call them "poppies!" Riverside Nature Center, Kerrville, Kerr County, TX, 5/27/10 Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), Durham, NC, 5/27/09 Blooming Umbrellaleaf (Diphylleia cymosa), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, 5/27/13

 
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, 5/27/13 Serviceberry flowers (Amelanchier arborea), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, 5/27/13 Silver Bells (Halesia carolina), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, 5/27/13 Slender Ladies Tresses orchid (Spiranthes lacera), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/27/17 Another Slender Ladies Tresses orchid (Spiranthes vernalis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/27/17 Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Durham, NC, 4/27/20  

White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Speckled Wood Lily (Clintonia umbellata), Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca) in bloom, Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Very young Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora), Raven Cliffs, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, mostly in Rabun County, GA, 5/29/13 American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), an introduced species, Durham, NC, 5/29/18

 

Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/30/09 Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis), Hayesville, Clay County, NC, 5/30/13 Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 5/30/19 Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Durham, NC, 5/30/20 Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Haw River State Park, Rockingham County, 5/31/08, with Zebra Longhorn Beetle Striped Wintergreen (Chimapila maculata), in full bloom, Durham, NC, 5/31/09


Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 5/31/11 Water Hemlock (Cicuta douglasii), Durham, NC, 5/31/18 Candy Flowers (Claytonia sibirica), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Beach Starwort (Stellaria littoralis), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19

 
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Mystery flower, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Gray Everlasting (Gamochaeta coarctata), Durham, NC, 5/31/20 Curly Dock (Rumex crispus), Durham, NC, 5/31/20 Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/1/09 Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 6/1/19 American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) flowers, Durham, NC, 6/2/20  

 
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica), Durham, NC, 6/3/09 Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), Durham, NC, 6/3/09.  The stalks are turning pink, but the flowers are still white. Dogbane or Indian Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 6/6/10


 
Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) blossoms, Third Fork Trail, Durham, NC, 6/6/11 Some American White Water lilies (Nymphaea odorata) up close, Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/6/17 Mountain Indian-Physic or Bowman's Root (Gillenia trifoliata), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/6/17 Lizard's Tails (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/6/20 Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia), Durham, NC, 6/6/20  

 

 
Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 6/7/12 Partridgeberry blooms (Mitchella repens), Julian Price Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/7/18 Dogbane Hemp (Apocynum cannabinum), Durham, NC, 6/7/20 Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), Boone Gardens, Watauga County, 6/8/17.  Part of an exhibit. Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Durham, NC, 6/8/20 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 6/9/16  

 

 

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 6/9/19 Lizard's Tails (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/9/19. Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk. Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata), Durham, NC, 6/9/19. Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), with Eastern Tiger Swallowtail,Durham, NC, 6/10/19 Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum), Fallingwater Cascades Trail, Bedford County, VA, 6/11/16

 
Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana), Durham, NC, 6/12/19 Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata), Durham, NC, 6/12/20 Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09. An introduced plant. Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium) with bee, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), Durham, NC, 6/13/20 Stiff Marsh Bedstraw (Galium tinctorium), Durham, NC, 6/14/20  

Striped Wintergreen (Chimapila maculata) with fruit, Durham, NC,  6/15/09 Silvery Nailwort or Silverling (Paronychia agyrocoma), seen on ledge at the McAfee's Knob summit (Roanoke County, VA, 6/15/11), about 2 inches high. Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), McAfee's Knob, Roanoke County, VA, 6/15/11 Virginia Hoverfly on a Common Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 6/15/18

 

Beetleweed (Galax urceolata), Tanawha Trail, Watauga County, NC  6/16/15 Oxeye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/16/19 White Clover (Trifolium repens) and Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) near the trail head, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/16/19 Fly Poison (Amianthium muscitoxicum), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 6/16/19

 

Beetleweed (Galax urceolata), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 6/16/19 Lady-rue (Thalictrum clavatum), Linn Cove Visitor Center Nature Trail, Avery County, NC, 6/16/19 Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/17/12 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) seedhead, Durham, NC, 6/17/20 Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/18/10 Rosebay Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 6/18/09 Flower fly (Toxomerus genus) on Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19

 

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19 Rosebay Rhododendron (Rhododendron maximum), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19 White Cornflower (Centaurea genus), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Sourwood (Oxydendrum arboreum), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/21/10 Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09



 
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Durham, NC, 6/21/20 Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) flowers near swamp, Durham, NC, 6/23/17 Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), which has a very long stem with basal leaves.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/24/09 Tall Thimbleweed leaf of flower on left. Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/24/09 Common Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC (~Mile 5), 6/24/10 Herbwilliam (Ptilimnium capillaceum), Durham, NC, 6/24/20  


Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/25/09, a very poisonous plant, found in Siler's Bog. Cultivated blueberries (Vaccinium genus), Durham, NC, 6/26/09 Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/28/17 Common or West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum), Durham, NC, 6/28/19 Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum), Durham, NC, 6/28/19 Man-of-the-earth or Wild Potato Vine (Ipomoea pandurata), a kind of morning glory.  American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/29/09

 


 
Sericea Lespedeza or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/29/09. Queen Anne's Lace flowers (Daucus carota), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/29/09 American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/29/18 Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria), Boone Greenway Trail, Watauga County, NC, 6/30/10 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), including one albino (on Blowing Rock Rd. corner), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/30/10.  The chances are seeing a white Chicory flower are very small, of course!  

 

 
Tarnished Plant bug and EAstern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Durham, NC, 6/30/17 Bee-balm (Monarda fistulosa), Linn Cove Viaduct, Avery County, NC, 7/1/10 Budding Rattlesnake Plantain (Goodyera pubescens).  Thumbnail went sideways.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/2/11 American Water Willow (Justicia americana) flowers, with sweat bee inside one.  On Eno River bank.  West Point on the Eno, Durham, NC, 7/4/09 Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum), Durham, NC, 7/4/19  

 




 
Franks' Sedge (Carex frankii), Durham, NC, 7/4/19.  Tiny white flowers appear at the ends of the spikes. Horseweed (either Conyza canadensis or Erigeron canadensis; it's unsettled), Durham, NC, 7/6/19 Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), Tanawha Trail (near Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center), Avery County, NC, 7/8/16 Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Chapel Hill, NC, 7/8/18 Virginia Buttonweed (Diodia virginiana), Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Water Hemlock (Cicuta maculata), Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/9/09.  About the same elevation as the Visitor Center (2550 feet). Common Dodder (Cuscuta gronovii), Durham, NC, 7/11/20  

 

Horseweed flower (either Conyza canadensis or Erigeron canadensis; it's unsettled), Durham, NC, 7/12/19 Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Durham, NC, 7/13/20 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 7/12/20 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Sharpwing Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus), Durham, NC, 7/14/19

 

False Dandelion seedhead (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Blooming Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid (Goodyera pubescens), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/11 Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) inflorescence, Durham, NC, 7/15/20 Sweet Everlasting (Pseudoganafalium obtusifolium) flower close-up, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 7/16/09

 
Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), one of hundreds blooming at the Flat River Impoundment on 7/17/11 Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 7/17/09 Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Durham, NC, 7/17/19 Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis), Durham, NC, 7/20/20  

Common Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum) flowers and fruits, Durham, NC, 7/22/20 Swamp Smartweed (Persicaria hyperpeperoides), Durham, NC, 7/22/20 American Bladdernut ( Staphylea trifolia) fruits.  Durham, NC, 7/20/20. ID thanks to Christa Ruehs, who recognized the European species. False Daisy or Yerba-de-tajo (Eclipta prostrata), Durham, NC, 7/25/20

 
Wild Potato Vine (Ipomoea pandurata), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, NC, Pitt County, NC, 7/28/17 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Dogbane Hemp  (Apocynum cannabinum), with White-banded Crab Spider on , Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Sericea Lespedeza  or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/2/10 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) seedhead, Durham, NC, 8/2/20 Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Durham, NC, 8/2/20  

   
Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 8/3/09 Sericea Lespedeza or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) bud, from China and invasive. Durham, NC, 8/4/20 American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/6/18 Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Rough Buttonweed (Diodella teres), Durham, NC, 8/9/20    

 
Probably Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/19 Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/19 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandifolia), Durham, NC, 8/11/20   Tread-softly (Cnidoscolus urens), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/12/12 White Beebalm (Monarda clinopodia), Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Southern Horse Balm or Deepwoods Horsebalm (Collinsonia tuberosa), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/12/20.  Introduced from China, officially invasive. Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Mt. Jefferson State Park, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09  Common Mouse-Ear Chickweed (Cerastium fontanum), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Durham, NC, 8/13/20 White Snakeroot (Ageratina altissima), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19

Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Durham, NC, 8/16/20 Last flower on the Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis), Durham, NC, 8/16/20 Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 White Wood Aster (Eurybia divaricata), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/20/18


Sericea lespedeza or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09.  This is an officially invasive plant. Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Durham, NC, 8/21/20 White Baneberry (Actaea pachypoda),  Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/22/18 Little Glassywing on Oxeye Daisy,  Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/22/18

 

 
Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 8/22/20 Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Durham, NC, 8/23/19 Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata). Durham, NC, 8/23/19.  Introduced plant, has "noxious weed" designation in 46 states Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum), Durham, NC, 8/23/19 West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum), Durham, NC, 8/23/19 Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia), Durham, NC, 8/23/20  

 

Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosus), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Common Boneset (Euptorium perfoliatum), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Probably Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 8/25/14.  Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) seedhead, Durham, NC, 8/25/20

 

Rabbit-tobacco (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium), Eno River State Park, Durham County, NC, 8/27/10.  This plant was standing by itself, enduring the summer drought over two visits. Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata), Durham, NC, 8/27/19 Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Durham, NC, 8/27/19 White Smartweed (Persicaria attenuata), Durham, NC, 8/27/19

Garlic Chive (Allium tuberosum), with a sweat bee, Durham, NC, 8/28/18 Arrowhead (Sagittaria genus), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 8/29/12 Ambush bug on Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/29/14

   
Carpenter bee on Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, 8/29/14 Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/31/20 Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosus), Durham, NC, 8/31/20 Man-of-the-earth or Wild Potato Vine (Ipomoea pandurata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/1/14 Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum), Durham, NC, 9/2/09.   An introduced species. Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), near the woodland nature trail at the Jordan Lake Dam area, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11    

     
Morning glories.  White ones are likely to be Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium, an introduced species).  Jordan Lake Dam area, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11 Common Dodder (Cuscuta gronovii), Durham, NC, 9/3/16 Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosus), with mating thread-waisted wasps (Eremnophila aureonotata), Durham, NC, 9/4/20 Common or West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum), Durham, NC, 9/4/20 Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)  Durham, NC, 9/5/09      

 
Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort (Eupatorium hyssopifolium), Durham, NC, 9/5/11 Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris), Durham, NC, 9/5/20 Common or West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum), Durham, NC, 9/5/20 Common Dodder (Cuscuta gronovii), Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) with Handsome Meadow Katydid, Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Apparently Pink Fuzzy Bean, Durham, NC, 9/6/20  

 
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 9/7/09 Looper moth visiting Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) flowers, Durham, NC, 9/7/12 Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus) Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Yerba-de-Tajo (Eclipta prostrata), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Common Dodder (Cuscuta gronovii), Durham, NC, 9/10/20  

 
Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Durham, NC, 9/12/17 Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis) flowers, Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Common Wild Quinine (Parthenium integrifolium), Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata), in swamp, Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Bee on Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 9/14/12 Yerba de Tajo (Eclipta prostrata), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Common Groundsel inflorescence (Senecio vulgaris), Durham, NC, 9/14/19. Numerous yellow flowers grow from the ends of white stems  

 

Swamp Smartweed (Persicaria hydropiperoides), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata), Durham, NC, 9/15/20 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica) flowers (close-up), Durham, NC, 9/16/09.  Although the buds are pink, the flowers themselves are white with the slightest touch of pink. Common Dodder (Cuscuta gronovii) and Little Whitish Morning Glory, Durham, NC, 9/16/20

 

 
White Smartweed (Persicaria attenuata), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata), Durham, NC, 9/19/20 Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum) with mating thread-waisted wasps (Eremnophila aureonotata) West Indian Nightshade (Solanum ptychanthum), Durham, NC, 9/21/20 Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris), Durham, NC, 9/22/20  

 

 
Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), Durham, NC, 9/22/19.  ID thanks to Su Kim. Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexis mariana), Piney Woods Park, Durham, NC, 9/23/17 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), with dew, Durham, 9/23/20 Cardiospermum corindum, Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 9/26/14. This plant is native to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and was introduced to Arizona, Texas and Florida, so it's not a true wildflower where I saw it. Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) inflorescence, Durham, NC, 9/26/19 Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium) blooms, Durham, NC, 9/27/20  

 

 
Carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata), Durham, NC, 9/29/19 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 9/30/18 Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 9/30/19 Another Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/3/20 Nodding Ladies' Tresses (Spiranthes cernua), Coastal Plain Habitat Garden, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Arrowleaf Tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata), Durham, NC, 10/5/20 Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/5/20  

 

Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium), Durham, NC, 10/7/19 Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia), American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Hairy White Oldfield Asters  (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/8/20 Hairy White Oldfield Asters  (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/12/19 Pale Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia), Durham, NC, 10/13/20 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), maybe. Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 10/17/20 Lanceolate Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/19/19 Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/19/19 Beach Morning Glory (Ipomoea imperati), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/20/13

 

       
Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/20/20 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/24/15 Tropical Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis), Durham, NC, 10/24/20 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/26/19 Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia palustris), Coastal Plain Habitat Garden, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/29/15 Little Bluestem (Andropogon scoparius), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC, 11/2/13 Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 11/2/11.  The tiny flowers are white. Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 11/2/16, with Yellow-collared Scape Moth Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 11/4/19 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), with an American Lady, Durham, NC, 11/05/12        

 

 
Rabbit-tobacco (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium), its Asteraceae family membership more obvious.  River Park North, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 11/10/10

Virgin's Bower (Clematis virginiana) the very last), Durham, NC, 10/14/20

Sea Myrtle or Groundsel Tree (Baccharis halimifolia) flowers, near major road, Durham, NC, 11/16/18 Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia), mostly seedheads, near marsh, Durham, NC, 11/16/18 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 11/16/18 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum) flower, Durham, NC, 11/19/16  

 

     
Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia), Durham, NC, 11/8/19 Texas Wild Olive (Cordia boissieri), McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 11/23/18 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 11/25/17 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 12/1/18 Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 12/1/19      

 

 
Mystery wildflowers and pink fruits of the same plant (possibly in the Citrus genus), Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, FL, 12/4/15 Close-up of the wildflowers on the left, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, FL, 12/4/15 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 12/8/18 Hairy White Oldfield Aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 12/12/19 Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, 12/21/18 Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa), Carolina Lake, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, 12/28/19  

Yellow Wildflowers

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/5/19 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 1/8/19 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 1/11/20 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 1/16/19 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 1/16/19 Tree of Gold (Tabebuia aurea), Ringling Museum of Art grounds, Sarasota, FL, 1/21/20 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Southern Pines, Moore County, NC, 2/6/19

 

 
Charlock Mustard (Sinapis arvensis), Durham, NC, 2/14/19 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 2/16/10 Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 2/17/20 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19 Cowpea flower (Vigna luteola ?), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19. Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 2/16/20 Texas Flax (Linum hudsonioides), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX 2/21/14  

 

Leavenworth's Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/21/19 Beach Evening Primrose (Oenotheria drummondii), Mustang Island State Park, Nueces County, TX, 2/22/14  Few-flower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata), Shipley Trail at Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19 Beach Sunflowers (Helianthus debilis), Causeway Islands Park, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19

Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Green and Gold ( Chrysogonum virginianum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 2/23/17 Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Penny's Bend, Durham County, NC, 2/24/13 Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 2/24/17

 

 
Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 2/24/17 Few-flower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata), with Monarch Butterfly, Marie G. Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, FL, 2/28/18 Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 2/27/20 Northern Spicebush (Lindera bezoin), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens.  

 

Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/1/19 Trout Lilies (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/5/20

 

Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/5/16 Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/7/19 Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/9/10.  This is a composite of maybe ten typical pea family flowers. Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis),  Durham, NC, 3/9/11

Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 3/9/20 Black Willow (Salix nigra) male catkin, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/11/09.  These flowers lack petals and sepals.  Note the fly at the base of the blossom. Field Mustard or Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa), Durham, NC, 3/11/12

   
Trout Lilies (Erythronium americanum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20 American Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/11/15.  Part of main garden exhibit. Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/11/19 Spicebush (Lindera bezoin), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20    

Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/12/19 (Erythonium americanum) Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/13/08. 

 
Hooked Buttercup (Ranunculus recurvatus), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Daffodils (Narcissus genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/15/15 Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/15/15 Trout Lilies (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/15/18  

Small aster, Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/15/19 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 3/15/20 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 3/16/16 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 3/16/20

Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/19/10 Trout Lilies (Erythonium americanum), a few of hundreds currently blooming.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/20/10 Northern Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) flowers. Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/20/10

 
Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/20/11 White Oak (Quercus alba) flowers and leaves, Durham, NC, 3/20/20 Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 3/21/20 Common Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 3/21/20  

Hooked Buttercup (Ranunculus uncinatus), Durham, NC, 3/21/20 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 3/21/20 Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/19

Buttercup, Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Field Mustard or Wild Turnip (Brassica rapa), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19

 
Winter Cress (Barbarea verna), Durham, NC, 3/26/11.  It first appeared on 3/24/11. Daffodils (Narcissus genus), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, 3/26/17 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 3/26/20  

Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 3/27/09 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis scripta), Durham, NC, 3/28/20

 
Meadow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum), Durham, NC, 3/29/17 Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens), Durham, NC, 3/30/09 Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10  

 

Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/30/10. This is an introduced species. Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 3/30/18 Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum), a species introduced from China.  Durham, NC, 3/30/19

 

 
Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/31/16 Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/31/16 Black Willow (Salix nigra) male catkins, Durham, NC, 3/31/20 Mock Strawberry flower (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/3/09 Allegheny Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum), Durham, NC, 4/3/20  

 
Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/4/09 Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 4/4/20 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 4/5/09 Winter cress (Barbarea verna), Durham, NC, 4/5/09 Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) flowers, Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC, 4/6/18  

Allegheny Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum), Durham, NC, 4/7/20 Hooked Buttercup (Ranunculus uncinatus), Durham, NC, 4/7/20 Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, 4/8/13. Common Cinquefoil, Durham, NC, 4/9/19 Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09

 
Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Carolina Buckthorn (Frangula caroliniana), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Bulbous Buttercups (Ranunculus bulbosus),  Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Bulbous Buttercup or St. Anthony's Turnip (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 4/11/09.  A kind of buttercup.  


Halberd-leaved (Yellow) Violet (Viola hastata).  Seen at the same elevation as the lake (about 1200 feet), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 4/11/10 Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia genus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/12/09 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 4/12/18 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 4/12/18

 

         
Meadow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum), Durham, NC, 4/12/18 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/12/20 Winter Cress (Barbarea verna), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09 Common Goldstar or Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/14/17 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis ), Durham, NC, 4/14/18 Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09          

 

   
Common Goldstar or Yellow Star Grass (Hypoxis hirsuta), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/17/12.  Every spring at least one plant shows up at this particular site, but no others. Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/17/19 St. Anthony's Turnip or Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 4/18/13 Maple-leaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium), Durham, NC, 4/20/20    

 

Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 4/22/09 Birdfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) with some faded (fertilized?) flowers, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/22/16 Evening Primrose (Oenoethera biennis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/22/16 Hawkweed (Hieracium genus), Durham, NC, 4/22/19

   
Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Weedy Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia caespitosa), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex), Durham, NC, 4/25/19    

Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Durham, NC, 4/25/19  St. Anthony's Turnip (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 4/26/16 Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus Corniculatus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/26/18

         
Golden Alexander (Zizea aurea), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, 4/28/14 Treasureflower (Gazania rigens), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/17 Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/18 Bellwort (Uvularia genus), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Downy Yellow Violet (Viola pubescens), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Halberd-leaved Violet (Viola hastata), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14          

Yellow Mandarin (Prosartes lanuginosa), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 St. Anthony's Turnip (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 4/29/19 Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex), Durham, NC, 4/29/20 Wild Oat (Uvularia sessilifolia), Mountain-to-Sea Trail, Buncombe County, NC, 4/30/12

 
Scotch Broom (Cytisus Scoparius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/30/17. Is officially an "invasive" species in California and several other states. Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/1/09 Beach Primrose (Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia), Abbott's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, NC, 5/1/17 Bursting Heart, or Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/1/19 Weedy Dwarf Dandelion (Krigia caespitosa), Durham, NC, 5/2/19  

 

         
Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 5/2/19 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 5/3/19 Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Durham, NC, 5/3/19 Green-and-gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), Durham, NC, 5/4/20 Hearts-a-bustin' or American Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/6/09 Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/6/19 Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre), Durham, NC, 5/7/20          


Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 5/9/19 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 5/10/18 Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum), Durham, NC, 5/10/19 Common Evening Primrose (Oenoethera biennis), Ocracoke, 5/11/09.  Taken at 8:24 am, DST. Sundrops (Calylophus genus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 Birdfoot Trefoil or Birdfoot Deer-vetch (Lotus corniculatus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/11/09 Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19

 

Small's Ragwort (Packera anonyma), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19 Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularus), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Tickseed (Coreopsis genus), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Hearts-a-Bustin' or American Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/18/08

 

   
Sulfur Cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09 Sundrop or Evening Primrose (Oenothera genus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09 Small's Ragwort (Packera anonyma), Durham, NC, 5/20/09 Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/21/18 Prickly Pear (Opuntia genus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/22/18 Lanceleaf Tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata), Durham, NC, 5/22/19 Prickly Pear (Opuntia genus) flower with flower longhorn beetle.  The beetle finally got out of the flower after some struggling.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 5/23/11 Climbing Dogbane (Thyrsanthella difformis or Trachelospermum difforme: apparently hotly debated: the USDA favors the latter while the ITIS favors the former), Durham, NC, 5/23/19    


 
Prickly Pear (Opuntia genus) flower with Katydid, Ft. Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 5/24/11 Carolina False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 5/25/20 Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, NC, 5/27/13 Bear Corn (Conopholis americana), formerly known as Squawroot, Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Yellow Star Grass or Common Goldstar (Hypoxis hirsuta), Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Indian Cucumber Root (Medeola virginiana) flower and bud, Raven Cliffs Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest, mostly in Rabun County, GA, 5/29/13 Yellow Mandarin (Disporum lanuginosum), Raven Cliffs Trail, Chattahoochee National Forest, mostly in Rabun County, GA, 5/29/13  

 

Golden Hop Clover (Trifolium aureum), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, 5/30/09 Common Goldstar (Hypoxis hirsuta), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/30/09 Beach Suncup (Camissoniopsis cheiranthifolia), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Dense Flowered Platycarpos (Lupinus microcarpus var. densiflorus), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, Marin County, CA, 6/2/19. Officially (and obviously!) invasive, native to coastal Mediterranean areas. Floating Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia peploides), Durham, NC, 6/5/18 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 6/5/18

 

 
St. John's Wort (Hypericum genus), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/6/17 Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), Durham, NC, 6/7/14 Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), Durham, NC, 6/7/18 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 6/7/20 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 6/9/18 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 6/9/19 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 6/10/19 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 6/11/11  

 


         
Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia genus), Duke Gardens, Durham County, NC, 6/12/09 Green-and-Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Early Buttercups (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 6/12/19 Indian Cucumber Root (Medeola virginiana) flower and bud, War Spur Loop, Giles County, VA, 6/15/11 Climbing Dogbane (Thyrsanthella difformis), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 6/15/17.  Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), War Spur Loop, Giles County, VA, 6/16/11          


         
Indian Cucumber-Root blooms (Medeola virginiana), Linn Cove Visitor Center nature trail, Avery County, NC, 6/16/19 Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/19/19 St. John's Wort (Hypericum calycinum ?), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09.  Yellow Sweet Clover (Melilotus officinalis), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Deformed Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 6/21/20 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia, Onagraceae family), Durham, NC, 6/26/09          


         
Whorled Tickseed (Coreopsis verticillata), Durham, NC, 6/27/09 Four-flower Yellow Loosestrife(Lysimachia quadriflora), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/27/14 Floating Primrose-Willow (Ludwigia peploides) with sweat bee, Durham, NC, 6/30/16 St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum?), Linn Cove Viaduct (roadside), Avery County, NC, 7/1/10 St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum?), Boone Greenway Trail, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/10 Spotted Loosestrife (Lysimachia punctata), Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18          



   
Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), West Point on the Eno, Durham, NC, 7/4/09 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) flower and seedhead, Durham, NC, 7/4/19 Another Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower and fruit, Durham, NC, 7/4/20 Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 7/6/11 Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Durham, NC, 7/7/20 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Linn Cove Viaduct Visitors Center trail, 7/8/11 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit and flower, Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Durham, NC, 7/9/12    

 

     
Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), Durham, NC, 7/9/12 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/12/19 Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 7/12/20 American Lotus flower (Nelumbo lutea), Estuarium, Washington, Beaufort County, NC, 7/13/18 Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula), Durham, NC, 7/13/20 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/13/20 Clasping St. John's Wort (Hypericum gymnanthum), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Durham, NC, 7/14/19      

 

 
Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/15/20 Downy Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria virginica), North Carolina Botanical Garden (woodland trail), Orange County, NC, 7/16/15 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 7/16/11 Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis, Asteraceae family), with weevil and beetle, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 7/17/09  


 
Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), with a sideways thumbnail problem.  Flat River Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 7/17/11 Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Durham, NC, 7/17/19 Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) St. Andrews' Cross (Hypericum hypericoides), with bee, Durham, NC, 7/17/20 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/18/19 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 7/19/20  

 

 
Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/22/20 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 7/24/19 Partridge Pea (Chaemaecrista fasciculata), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC,  7/26/09 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 7/28/17 Pea plants in grass, Greenville Greenway, Pitt County, NC, 7/28/17  

Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 8/2/20 Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula), Durham, NC, 8/2/20

 
Bushy Sea Oxeye Daisy or Bushy Seaside Tansy (Borrichia frutescens), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/3/09 St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides), Durham, NC, 8/3/14 Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens palida), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/4/08 Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris fimbriata), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/4/09 Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Flat River Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 8/5/11 St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides), Durham, NC, 8/6/20  

Common St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Durham, NC, 8/6/20 Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris fimbriata), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/7/18 Maybe a Bog Loosestrife (Lysimachia terrestris), but has fewer blooms than most available photos.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/7/18 Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) flowers and buds, Durham, NC, 8/7/20 Creeping Cucumber or Guadelupe Cucumber (Melothria pendula), Durham, NC, 8/8/19.

         
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 American Hophornbeam (Ostrya americana), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Common Bladderwort flower (Utricularia macrorhiza), Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 8/10/15 Common Bladderwort (Utricularia macrorhiza), Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 8/10/17          

Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) leaf, fruit, and flower, Durham, NC, 8/11/20 Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula), Durham, NC, 8/11/20 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Moses Cone  Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09.  This flower was alone. Sea Ox-eye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens), Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11

 
Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, 8/12/12 Southern Horse Balm or Deepwoods Horsebalm (Collinsonia tuberosa), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Mountain Decumbent Goldenrod (Solidago curtisii), Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia), Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 8/13/18  

 

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 8/13/18 Whorled Yellow Loosetrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19

Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19

Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower, Durham, NC, 8/13/20 Forest Sunflower (Helianthus decapetalus), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Purple Sneezeweed (Helenium flexuosum), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19

 

Allegheny Hawkweed (Hieracium paniculatum), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 8/14/20 Bitter Sneezeweed (Helenium amarum), Flat River Impoundment, Durham, NC, 8/15/10

 
False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus),  Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 8/15/12 Pale Jewelweed or Pale Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens pallida), Tanawha Trail (Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 304), NC, 8/17/15 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 8/17/12 Maryland Senna (Senna marilandica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/18/11 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower and fruit, Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 8/18/20  

False foxglove (Aurelaria genus), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/20/18.  Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/21/18 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Durham, NC, 8/23/19 Ragweed (Ambrosia genus), Durham, NC, 8/23/19

 

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 8/23/19 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Wild Sensitive Plant (Chamaecrista nictitans), Durham, NC, 8/25/19 Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) infloresence, Durham, NC, 8/26/20 Annual Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), Durham, NC, 8/25/20

 

 
Seedbox (Ludwigia alternfolia), Durham, NC, 8/27/19 A nearby Spreading Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria patula), Durham, NC, 8/27/20 Swamp Agrimony  (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 8/28/18 Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa), Durham, NC, 8/29/20  

 

 
Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Seedbox flower (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 8/30/17 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Durham, NC, 8/30/20  

Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 9/2/20 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), 9/2/20 Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, NC, 9/3/15 Wild Sensitive Plant (Chamaecrista nictitans), Durham, NC, 9/3/20

   
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13. An introduced plant, naturalized in this location. Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa), yellow petals unfolding, Durham, NC, 9/5/20 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/5/20 Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Durham, NC, 9/6/20    

Goldenrod (Solidago genus), with buds, Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/7/17, with Green Lynx Spider Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 9/7/19 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/8/20 Devils' Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa), with yellow petals emerging, Durham, NC, 9/8/20 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/8/20 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/8/19 Margined Leatherwing Beetle on a Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/9/12

Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Devil's Beggartick (Bidens frondosa), Durham, NC, 9/9/20 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/10/19. Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk Threelobe Beggarticks (Bidens tripartita), Durham, NC, 9/10/20 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/12/20

Common Wingstems (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Honeybee on Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Common Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) infloresence, Durham, NC, 9/13/20 Common Groundsel inflorescence (Senecio vulgaris), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Threelobe Beggarticks (Bidens tripartita), Durham, NC, 9/13/20

Pearl Crescent on aster (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/15/12 Late-blooming goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/15/20 Annual Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia), Durham, NC, 9/15/20 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) plant, Durham, NC, 9/16/20

 
Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 9/16/20 Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens ssp. mexicana), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Spotted Cucumber Beetle on aster (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/19/12 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Durham, NC, 9/22/20  

Redtop (Tridens flavus), Durham, NC, 9/24/20, which has both yellow and white flower parts. Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/25/14 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), with moth (Epipagis fenestralis) and much smaller insect on the right at Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 9/26/12 Mystery aster, resembling a Southwestern Bidens species, Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Common Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) flower, among buds, Geitner Park, Hickory, Catawba County, NC, 9/29/09.  A typical mature Common Ragweed plant has thousands of flowers. An introduced plant.

 

Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/30/20 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 9/30/20 Seedbox (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 9/30/20 Bearded Beggarticks or Common Sunflowers (Bidens aristosa), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 10/5/08 Eastern Gray Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 10/6/19 Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 10/6/19

 

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Beggarticks (Bidens genus), Durham, NC, 10/8/20 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 10/8/20 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 10/10/20 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Durham, NC, 10/10/20 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 10/13/20 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 10/14/19, with American Lady Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), planted on greenway, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18 Blowflies on goldenrod (Solidago genus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18

 

 
Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) flower, Durham, NC, 10/15/20 Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica), Durham, NC, 10/16/20 Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/17/19 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa) flower, Durham, NC, 10/17/20 Fringed Sneezeweed (Helenium drummondii), Waveland, Hancock County, MS, 10/19/19  

 

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 10/19/20 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 10/10/20 Blooming Water Primrose (Ludwigia peploides), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/28/17 Early Buttercup (Ranunculus fascicularis), Durham, NC, 11/7/19 Common Yellow Wood-sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 11/7/19 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 11/7/19 Showy Rattlebox (Crotalaria spectabilis), Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 11/10/10 Fall Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19

 

Bearded Beggarticks or Common Sunflowers (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 11/15/16 Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus), Durham, NC, 11/16/18 Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans), National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/17/19 Green-headed Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 11/18/10 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 11/19/18

 

Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) flower, Durham, NC, 11/23/18 Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens), Durham, NC, 12/4/09 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/19/17 Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/21/18 Perhaps Slender Scratch Daisies (Croptilon divaricatum), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 12/22/18 Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis), with dew, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/27/15 Yellow Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/28/19 Common Dandelion, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 12/29/09.  A cold day.

Orange or Yellowish Orange Wildflowers

             
Banyan Tree (Ficus benghalensis) fruits, Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota, FL, 1/21/20 Early Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) flower, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/2/11 Male Red Maple  (Acer rubrum), flowers, Durham, NC, 2/9/20   American Witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/15/18 Male Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 2/15/19 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, Durham, NC, 2/2/20 Texas Flax (Linum hudsonioides), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX 2/21/14 Caliche Globemallow (Sphaeralcea laxa), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX 2/21/14 Crucifix Orchid (Epidendrum radicans), Sarasota, FL, 2/25/18. A cultivated garden plant.            

 

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) male flowers, Durham, NC, 2/26/09 Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/5/16 Florida Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/13/11

 

 

Hoary Puccoon (Lithospermum canescens), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/23/15 Treasureflower (Gazania linearis), common in Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/30/17.  Introduced from southern Africa and classified as "invasive" in California. Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/18 Sticky Monkey-Flowers (Diplacus aurantiacus), Larkspur, Marin County,CA, 4/29/17 Bursting Heart, or Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/1/19 Birdfoot Trefoil or Birdfoot Deer-vetch (Lotus corniculatus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/11/09

 

 
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), Durham, NC, 5/17/06.  These flowers are usually not seen until they fall from these tall trees. Sticky Monkey-flowers or Orange Bush Monkey-flowers (Diplacus aurantiacus), Lake Lagunitas, Marin County, CA, 5/7/15 Rabbit's Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, 5/22/15 Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 6/5/18 Orange Daylily or Tiger Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), near Old Salem, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 6/7/09 Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), Tanawha Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, 6/7/17  

 

Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), Durham, NC, 6/7/18 Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 6/10/10 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 6/12/19 Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 6/13/09 Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09

 

 

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Gray's Lily flower (Lilium grayi), Tanawha Trail, Watauga County, NC, 6/16/15 Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) inflorescence, Durham, NC, 7/2/20 Double Ditchlily, maybe a variety of Orange Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), Durham, NC, 7/3/20 Sunflower, (Helianthus annuus) with Honey Bee, Durham, NC, 8/1/08.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk.


 
Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), Daniel Boone Gardens, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/5/08 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), with tiny Tarnished Plant Bug, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/6/08 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), with juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/6/18 Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/19  


         
Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), seen near the Mt. Jefferson summit, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09.  Orange-fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris), Bear Den Campground, Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Devil's Beggartick (Bidens frondosa), Durham, NC, 9/9/20 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Durham, NC, 9/10/20 Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) flower, Durham, NC, 9/17/17          

 

Redstars (Ipomoea coccinea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/20/10 Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) flower, with aphid, Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Wild Canna Lily or Indian Shot (Canna X generalis), American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Poisonbean or Rattlebox (Sesbania drummondii), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/17/13 Texas Lantana (Lantana urticoides), growing wild in a field in Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/18/19

Red Wildflowers

 
Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC, 1/10/13 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, Durham, NC, 1/16/19 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers and buds, Durham, NC, 1/17/20. Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flower, Durham, NC, 1/18/12  

 

 
Stickpea or Red Powder Puff Tree (Calliandra haematomma), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana) flowers, Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Chandelier Plant (Kalanchoe delagoensis), Sarasota, FL, 1/21/20 Scarlet Jungle Flame (Ixora coccinea), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flower, Durham, NC, 1/22/19 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) buds, Durham, NC, 1/23/18 Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis), Sarasota, FL, 1/23/20  

 

Banyan fruits (Ficus, subgenus Urostigma), Ringling Art Museum grounds, Sarasota, FL, 1/26/17 Male Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 1/26/19 Red Maple (Acer Rubrum) flower buds, Durham, NC, 2/1/18, with Ruby-crowned Kinglet Witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) flower, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/2/11 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, Durham, NC, 2/2/20 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) male flowers, Durham, NC, 2/12/17

 

Female Red Maple flowers (and seedheads), Durham, NC, 2/14/20 American Witch-hazel (Hamamelis vernalis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/15/18

Flowers, just coming out in Durham, NC, 2/15/19.  ID not definite.

Male Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 2/15/19 Female Red Maple Acer rubrum) flowers, just coming out, Durham, NC, 2/15/19 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, Durham, NC, 2/16/18

 

Female Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers and seedheads, Durham, NC, 2/16/20 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) female flowers and seedpods, Durham, NC, 2/17/20 Female Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 2/18/17 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seeds, Durham, NC, 2/18/19 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) buds and flowers, Ebenezer Church Recreational Area, Chatham County, NC, 2/20/11 Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19

 

Wild poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathosphora), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flower, Durham, NC, 2/21/11 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX, 2/21/14 Wild Bush Bean (Macroptilium lathyroides), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/21/19 Few-flower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata), Shipley Trail at Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19 Crucifix Orchid (Epidendrum radicans), Sarasota, FL, 2/25/18. A cultivated garden plant. Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) male flowers, Durham, NC, 2/26/09

 

 
Female Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers.  This tree had all female flowers, while another Red Maple next to it had nothing but males.  Durham, NC, 2/26/11. Few-flower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata), with Monarch Butterfly, Marie G. Selby Botanical Garden, Sarasota, FL, 2/28/18 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Female Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 3/2/11 (Female) Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seed pods, Durham, NC, 3/3/18 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flowers, fallen out of a tree, Durham, NC, 3/6/10   

 

Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/7/17 Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum), Durham, NC, 3/7/19 Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 3/9/20 Red  Maple seedpods (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 3/9/20

 

 
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) fruit, lying where it fell, Durham, NC, 3/10/11 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20 Male Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 3/10/15 Box Elder (Acer negundo), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) tree in full bloom, Durham, NC, 3/16/10  

 

Little Sweet Betsy (Trilliam cuneatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 3/16/18.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seedpods, Durham, NC, 3/16/20 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seeds, Durham, NC, 3/17/19 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/17/19 American Elm flowers (Ulmus americana), Durham, NC, 3/18/19

 

 
American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) female catkin, Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) flowers, just starting to develop fruit.  Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Female Red Maple (Acer rubrum)  flowers, with some producing fruit.  Durham, NC 3/24/10 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) samaras (seed pods), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) seedpods, Durham, NC, 3/25/20 The last Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) in that field, Durham, NC, 3/26/18  

 
Female Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), some with forming fruit.  Durham, NC, 3/28/10 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 3/28/18. Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), Sarasota, FL, 3/29/12 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) flowers and fruit. Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), Durham, NC, 4/5/20 Wake Robin (Trillium erectum), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09  

 
Florida Azalea (Rhododendron austrinum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata), Durham, NC, 4/10/20  

 

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), Durham, NC, 4/13/20 Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Rd.), Durham/Orange County, NC 4/14/16 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/14/16.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Red Columbines (Aquilegia canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/14/16 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/15/19 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonacera sempervirens), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/16/19 Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata), Durham, NC, 4/17/10  

 

Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Bristly Mallow (Modiola caroliniana), Durham, NC, 4/22/19.  ID in doubt. Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum), North Carolina Museum of Art nature trail, 4/23/09 Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata), Durham, NC, 4/23/19 Poppy (Papaver dubium), Durham, NC, 4/23/09 Bristly Mallow (Modiola caroliniana), Durham, NC, 4/24/20

 

Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) seedpod, Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum), Durham, NC, 4/25/19 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Old Salem, , Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Eastern Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, 4/28/14

 

       
Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) fruit, Durham, NC, 4/28/20 Wake Robin (Trillium erectum), Montreat, Buncombe County, 4/29/14 Bristly Mallow (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/29/20 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/30/14 Tatarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tartarica), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Eastern Gammagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/1/20        

Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 5/3/18 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 5/3/20 Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata), Durham, NC, 5/4/09 Blindeyes (Papaver dubium), Durham, NC, 5/4/20 Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/6/19

 

Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum), Durham, NC, 5/7/20 Coral Honeysuckle (Lonacera sempervirens), Eno River State Park, Orange County, 5/8/07 Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus), Mt. Diablo State Park, Clayton, Contra Costa County, CA  5/8/15 Another Butterfly Mariposa Lily (Calochortus venustus), Mt. Diablo State Park, Clayton, Contra Costa County, CA  5/8/15 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/9/10 Bristly Mallow (Modiola caroliniana), in a wild section off the parking lot, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/9/10

 


Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) fruit, the first in that area. Durham, NC, 5/9/19 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella),Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/11/09 Mock Strawberry or Indian Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange Bounty, NC, 5/11/12 Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis), Durham, NC, 5/11/20 Maroon Carolina Milkvine (Matelea carolinensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19 Wild Onion (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 5/17/20 Same Watershield flower (Brasenia schreberi), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 5/18/17 The USDA calls this a "rattlebox" (Sesbania punicea). It's a kind of locust tree, a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) and is native to South America.  It's considered to be invasive and a noxious weed in Florida and California, but North Carolina's chilly winters keep it in check. Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/21/17

 

Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/21/18 Female Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/24/14 Mock Strawberry (Duchesne indica) fruit, Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum) seedheads, Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Vasey's Trillium (Trillium vaseyi), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, NC, 5/27/13

 

Vasey's Trillium (Trillium vaseyi), Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Male Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/29/14 Fire Pink (Silene virginica), Haw River State Park, Rockingham County, NC, 5/30/08

 

Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) flowers, probably faded. Siler's Bald, Macon County, NC, 5/30/13, probably faded but white before that Wild Onion (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 5/30/20 Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) fruits, Durham, NC, 5/31/20 Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 6/3/19 Fire Pink (Silene virginica), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/6/17 Scarlet Bee-balm (Monarda didyma), Salem College, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 6/7/09

 

Bristly-mallow (Modiola caroliniana), Winston-Salem, NC, 6/7/09 Gray's Lily (Lilium grayi), Tanawha Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, 6/7/17 Another Gray's Lily (Lilium grayi), Tanawha Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, NC, 6/7/17 Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), Durham, NC, 6/7/18 Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), Boone Gardens, Watauga County, 6/8/17

 
Wild Garlic or Field Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 6/10/18 Fire Pink (Silene virginica), Mountain Lake Conservancy, Giles County, VA, 6/13/11 Watershield (Brasenia schreberi), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 American Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) fruits, Durham, NC, 6/14/20 Female Eastern Gammagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 6/17/20  

Fire Pink (Silene virginica), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19 Fire Pink (Silene virginica), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/19/10 Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/19/19 Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Myrtle Beach State Park, Horry County, SC, 6/26/12

   
Watershield (Brasenia schreberi), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 6/27/11 Purpletop tridens (Tridens flavus), Durham, NC, 6/29/20 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 6/29/20   Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18 Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Sharp Top Mountain, Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/10/09 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) fruit, Durham, NC, 7/10/20 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham,  NC, 7/17/11  

 
Variegated Fritillary on Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 7/28/17 Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 8/7/19 Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Battle Acre, Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 8/10/11 Unusual Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella) , Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11  

 
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 8/13/18 Groundnut or Potato Bean (Apios americana), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Groundnut or Potato Bean (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/13/20 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 8/14/14 Groundnut or Potato Bean (Apios americana), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/16/15 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 8/16/20  

         
Groundnut (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Scarlet Bee Balm (Monarda didyma), Linville Falls, Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Cardinal Flowers (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Kudzu flowers (Pueraria  montana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09 Groundnut (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/26/20          

Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 8/29/12 Redstar (Ipomoea coccinea), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 9/1/08 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 9/1/12

         
Redstar (Ipomoea coccinea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/2/08 Redstars (Ipomoea coccinea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/08 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 9/2/20 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) seedhead, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/4/18 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), taken at the Third Fork Trail, Durham, NC, 9/4/11 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/4/18          

 

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13. An introduced plant, naturalized in this location. Same juvie Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/7/17 Jack-in-the-pulpit leaves and fruits (Arisaema triphyllum), Durham, NC, 9/8/19 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 9/8/20 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Ripe Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus) fruit with seeds, Durham, NC, 9/15/20 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), with red seedheads, Durham, NC, 9/16/09 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 9/17/10

 

         
Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/21/17 Hearts-a-bustin' fruit.  Flowers are generally yellow, green or pink.  Riverbend Park, Catawba County, NC, 9/24/09 Redtop (Tridens flavus), Durham, NC, 9/24/20, which has both yellow and white flower parts. Wild Poinsettia or Fire on the Mountain (Euphorbia cyathophorbia), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 9/25/17 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/25/18          

 

 
Another Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seedpod, opened, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/25/18 Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) seedhead,North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/25/18 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 9/26/17 Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) fruit, Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Kudzu flower (Pueraria montana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/29/11.  Kudzu is an introduced plant with a widespread Noxious Weed designation.  

Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seeds from another bush, Durham, NC, 9/30/20 Hearts-a-bustin' fruits (Euonymus americanus) seedpod, opened, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) seeds, Durham, NC, 10/5/20 Partridgeberry (Mitchella repens) fruit, Durham, NC, 10/5/20 Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), planted on greenway, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18

Creeping Indigo (Indigofera spicata), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/20/19. ID thanks to Su Kim! Valley Redstem (Ammannia coccinea), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC,  10/28/17 Cactus (Hylocereus genus) fruit.  Cacti in this genus produce the famous Night-blooming Cereus flower, which is already withered here. McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens), McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Few-flower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata) with Monarch caterpillar, National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/17/19

 

Wild Poinsettia aka Fire-on-the-Mountain (Euphorbia cyathophora), National Butterfly Center, Mission, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/17/19 Scarlet Jungleflame (Ixora coccinea), McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/18/19 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica) fruit, Durham, NC, 11/23/18 Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica) berries, Sandhills Horticultural Garden, Pinehurst, Moore County, NC, 11/28/09 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/19/17

 

 
Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/21/18 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Carolina Beach, NC, 12/22/09 Firewheels (Gaillardia pulchella), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 12/28/19  

Pink or Purplish-pink Wildflowers

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/5/19 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/6/19 Large Flower Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20 Another Pink Trumpet Tree (Handroanthus impetiginosus), Sarasota, FL, 1/21/20

 

Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Sarasota, FL, 1/22/20 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 1/26/19 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 1/30/20 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 0-1.75), Durham, NC, 2/3/20 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 0-1.75), Durham, NC, 2/ Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 2/4/19

 

         
Henbits (Lamium amplexicaule), Southern Pines, Moore County, NC, 2/5/19 Shoreline Seapurslane (Sesuvium portulacastrum) or Western Seapurslane (Sesuvium verrucosum), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX, 2/7/13 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 2/14/19 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 2/14/20 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 2/17/18 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 2/20/10          

 

   
Fleabane (Erigeron genus), with petals still rolled up.  Port Aransas, TX (outskirts), 2/20/14  Drummond Phlox (Phlox Drummondii), Mustang Beach, Nueces County, TX, 2/20/14   Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 2/21/11 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 2/21/18 Swamp Thistle (Cirsium muticum), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/21/19 Florida Tasselflower (Emilia fosbergii), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19  

 

 
Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Pink Purslane (Portulaca pilosa), Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel, Lee County, FL, 2/23/19 Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/24/19 Rose Gentian (Sabatia campestris), Port Aransas Nature Preserve East, Nueces County, TX  2/25/14 Purple Prairie Clover (Petalostemum pulcherrimum), Port Aransas Nature Preserve East, Nueces County, TX  2/25/14 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 2/25/20 Branch of a small Japanese Cherry tree (Prunus serrulata), Durham, NC, 2/26/17 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 2/28/17  

 

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 2/28/19 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 2/28/20 Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/1/17.  Seen on wooded trail outside the gardens. Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 3/2/11 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/3/18

 

Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/6/10 Same Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata), Durham, NC, 3/6/20 Virginia Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 3/6/20

 

       
Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/7/19 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/9/10 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Fort Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/9/10 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/11/09 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/11/19 Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/12/19 Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Durham, NC, 3/15/20        

 

   
Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/17/13 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/17/15 Virginia Spring Beauties (Claytonia virginica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/18/10 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Dovefoot Geranium (Geranium molle), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 3/19/09    

 

Carolina Spring Beauties (Claytonia caroliniana), Durham, NC, 3/21/16 Spring Beauty (Claytonia carolinia), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/22/11 Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, Orange County, NC, 3/24/11 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Eno River State Park, Old Cole Mill Road access, Orange County, NC, 3/24/11

Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Purple Dead-nettles (Lamium purpureum), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Purple Dead-nettles (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 3/24/20 Purple Dead-Nettles (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 3/25/20


 
Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/26/18 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/27/17 American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) female catkin.  The flowers are pink, although the bracts are green.  Durham, NC, 3/27/20 Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), with tiny fly, Durham, NC, 3/28/17 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/28/19  

 

 
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Durham, NC, 3/29/09 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), with Common Dandelion in the background, Durham, NC, 3/30/18 Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/31/16 Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) blooming flowers and leaves.  The skinny flowers are purplish-pink. Durham, NC, 3/31/20  


Showy Milkwort (Polygala grandiflora), South Lido Park, Sarasota, FL, 4/1/12 Purple Dead-nettles (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 4/1/19 Female Eastern Hop-hornbeam catkin (Ostrya virginiana) catkin, Durham, NC, 4/1/19.  Flowers are actually pink, fading to red, although their bracts are green. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/2/16 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, 4/3/09 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 4/3/09


     
Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/3/19 Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/4/18 Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09 Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia vrginica), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09. Pinxterflower (Rhododendron periclymenoides), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC, 4/6/18    

 

   
Sweet William (Dianthus caryophyllus), Durham,
NC, 4/9/09
Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra eximia), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Virginia Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/10/13 Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Spoonleaf Purple Everlasting (Gamochaeta purpurea), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/11/15 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica), Durham, NC, 4/13/20 Pinxter Flower (Rhododendron periclymenoides), Occonoeechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 4/14/11, appeared deep in the woods.    

 

Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna) only about 2 inches high.  It was the only one I saw all day. Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 4/14/12 Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea), Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Rd.), Durham/Orange County, NC 4/14/16 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 4/14/19 Spoonleaf Purple Everlasting (Gamochaeta purpurea), Durham, NC, 4/14/20 Yellow Thistle (Cirsium horridulum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/16/19 Bashful Wakerobin (Trillium catesbaei), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/17/18 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/17/13 Bashful Wake Robin (Trillium catesbaei).  North Carolina Botanical Garden, 4/18/09.

 

     
Pinxter flower (Rhododendron periclymenoides), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 4/18/13 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/19/18 Catesby's Trillium (Trillium catesbaei), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/20/17 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/21/16      

 
Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/23/15 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Bee on an Ice Plant (Carbobrotus edulis) flower, Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/25/18.  According to the USDA, the official common name is Hottentot Fig. Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/25/19 Spotted Geranium (Geranium maculatum), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 4/26/13 Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/26/18 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Old Salem, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/17 Wild radish (Raphanus sativus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/17  

 
Cow Vetch (Vicia cracca), Camden County, NC, 4/27/09 (near downtown Elizabeth City) Wild Roses (genus Rosa), Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, NC, 4/27/09 Purpletop tridens (Tridens flavus), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Pink Wood-sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Pettigrew State Park, Washington County, NC, 4/28/09 Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC  4/28/14  


       
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), with some anomalous pink flowers, Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/18 Sea Fig or Ice Plant (Carpobrotus chilensis), San Anselmo, Marin County, CA, 4/29/17.  Officially "invasive." Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum), Durham, NC, 4/29/19 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium caroliniana), Durham, NC, 4/29/20 Possibly Wild Garlic (Alllium vineale), Durham, NC, 4/30/09 White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), Mountain-to-Sea Trail, Buncombe County, NC, 4/30/12.  Might be a fading flower of the regular variety or a T. grandiflorum f. roseum. Purple Owl's Clover (Castilleja exserta), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/30/17        

 

Pea, Abbott's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/1/17 Purple Dead Nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum), Durham, NC, 5/2/19 Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis), Swannanoa River Road, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC, 5/3/12.  An introduced plant, not considered invasive in NC. Longleaf Summer Bluet (Houstonia longifolia), Graybeard Trail, Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12

Eastern Gray Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 Dove's Foot Cranesbill (Geranium molle), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 5/3/13 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/6/19 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica), Durham, NC, 5/6/18 Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Southern Village, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 5/7/09

Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 5/10/12 Dock (Rumex genus), Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Dare County, NC, 5/10/09 Iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis), Abbott's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, NC, 5/13/15.  This is an officially invasive plant native to South Africa. Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Durham, NC, 5/10/17

Venus' Looking-Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/11/11 Eastern Gray Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 5/11/20 Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa), Durham, NC, 5/13/20

Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/14/20 Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Female Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Tuberous Grasspink Orchid (Calpogon tuberosus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, 5/18/17, Coastal Plain Exhibit

Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, 5/18/17 Queen Anne's Lace or Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09.  Young (composite) flower. Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 5/19/09 Pink Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis debilis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/21/18 Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa), Durham, NC, 5/21/19.  Cultivated privately. Bristly Locust flower (Robinia hispida), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08

 

 
Catawba Rhododendron (Rhododendron catawbiense), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08 Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08 Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Raulston Arboretum, Raleigh, NC, 5/22/09 Rabbit's Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 5/22/15  

Crown Vetch (Securigera varia), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 5/22/15 Purple Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) vine, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/22/17.  An introduced species. Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), Falling Creek Camp, Tuxedo, Henderson County, NC, 5/23/03

 
Salt Marsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/24/17 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Durham, NC, 5/24/19 Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), Durham, NC, 5/24/19 Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala), San Antonio Botanical Garden, Bexar County, TX, 5/26/10 Red Clover blossom (Trifolium pratense), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/27/11 Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), Standing Indian Mountain, Clay County, NC, 5/27/13 Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), Durham, NC, 5/27/16  

Deptford Pink (Dianthus ameria), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/30/09 Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), Hayesville, Clay County, NC, 5/30/13 Nodding Plumeless Thistle (Carduus nutans), Hayesville, Clay County, NC, 5/30/13.  A Class B Noxious Weed in North Carolina and a noxious weed in many other states. Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), Hayesville, Clay County, NC, 5/30/13.  An introduced plant. Elmleaf Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 5/30/19 Salsify (Tragopogon hybridus), a very anomalous sighting, Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 5/30/19 Wild Radish (Raphanus sativus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 5/30/19 Elegant Clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata), San Francisco Airport, CA, 5/30/19 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), with Zebra Swallowtail. Durham, NC, 5/31/18. 

 
Flower longhorn beetle on Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Durham, NC, 5/31/17 Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), with crab spider, Durham, NC, 5/31/17 Grass flowers (Poaceae family), Durham, NC, 5/31/17 Checker Mallow (Sidalcea malviflora), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Small-headed Clover (Trifolium microcephalum), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19  

 

 
Another Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 American Vetch (Vicia americana), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Candy Flower (Claytonia sibirica), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Common Catchfly (Silene gallica), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19.  This is an introduced plant. Dove's Foot Geranium (Geranium molle), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Purple Owl's Clover (Castilleja exserta), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Redstem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Bugle Hedgenettle (Stachys ajugoides), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19  

 

         
Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius), Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, Marin County, CA, 6/2/19 Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Durhamm, NC, 6/1/20 Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris), Flat River Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 6/3/11 Desert Five Spot (Eremalche rotundifolia), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 6/3/19 Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 6/4/06. This is an officially endangered species according to the US Fish & Wildlife Service and North Carolina Ecological Services according to their Smooth Coneflower Page. Smooth Coneflowers(Echinacea laevigata), members of a federally-listed species, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 6/6/10 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), Durham, NC, 6/5/20 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 6/7/09 Wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), Museum of Life & Science, Durham, NC, 6/7/12 Common Milkweed (Asclepia syriaca) with a Carpenter Bee, Durham, NC, 6/7/18          

 

 
Phlox? Durham, NC, 6/7/18 Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/7/18 Carolina Rose (Rosa carolina), Durham, NC, 6/7/20 Silktree (Albizia julibrissin), Durham, NC, 6/8/09  

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Durham, NC, 6/8/20 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Durham, NC, 6/11/19 Seems to be a struggling Common Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).  Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 6/12/09 Deptford Pink (Dianthus ameria), Mountain Lake Conservancy, Giles County, VA, 6/12/11 Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 6/12/20

 
Wild Onion (Allium vineale), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Occoneechee Mountain, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09 Sensitive Briar (Mimosa microphylla), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Smooth Coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18  

 

 
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18.  Part of general exhibit.   Tuberous Grasspink (Calopogon tuberosus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, Orange County, NC, 6/13/18. Part of the Coastal Region exhibit. Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 6/13/19 Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa), Durham, NC, 6/14/20 Wildflower (Spiraea japonica), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/15/15

 

 
Deptford pink (Dianthus armeria), Blue Ridge Parkway, Watauga County, NC, 6/16/15 Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 6/15/19 White Clover (Trifolium repens) and Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) near the trail head, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/16/19 Silktree flowers (Albizia julibrissin), Durham, NC, 6/17/16 Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/17/19 Crown Vetch (Securigera varia), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/17/19 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 6/17/20 Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19  

 

 
Vasevine (Clematis viorna), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/19/10 Broad-toothed Hedgenettle
(Stachys latidens), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/19/19
Bergamot or Lavender Bee-balm (Monarda fistulosa), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 New England Aster (Symphyatrichum novae-angliae), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Saltmarsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica), Huntington Beach State Park, Georgetown County, SC, 6/25/12 Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), Myrtle Beach State Park, Horry County, SC, 6/26/12  

 

           
Naked Tick Trefoil (Desmodium nudiflorum) flowers, seen on the woodland trail (not part of the official exhibit) at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 6/27/11 Virginia Meadow beauty (Rhexia virginica), Mason Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/27/18 Virginia Mountain-Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) flowers and buds, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/27/17 Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 6/28/17            

 

Silktree (Albizia julibrissin, an introduced plant) flower, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/29/09 Crabgrass (Digitaria genus), Durham, NC, 6/29/20 Broad-toothed Hedgenettle
(Stachys latidens), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/30/18
Common Milkweed Mystery wildflower, Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18 Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) inflorescence, Durham, NC, 7/2/20 Purple-Node Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpurum), Durham, NC, 7/6/19 Crown Vetch (Securigera varia, an introduced plant), Boone Greenway, Watauga County, NC, 7/7/11 Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius), on Cedar Creek Nature Trail, Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County, VA, 7/8/09

 

Rhododendron, Tanawha Trail (near Linn Viaduct Visitor Center), Avery County, NC, 7/8/16 Rosepink (Sabatia angularis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, 7/8/18 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Deptford Pink flower (Dianthus ameria), in a meadow at Harkening Hill, Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/9/09 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/9/09 Bleeding Heart or Turkey Corn (Dicentra eximia), Sharp Top Mountain, Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/10/09.  Seen at about 3700 feet in elevation.  About 20 plants were seen in close proximity near a small rain forest.

 

   
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus), Sharp Top Mountain, Peaks of Otter Recreational Area, Bedford County, VA, 7/10/09 Swamp Loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus), Goose Creek State Park, Beaufort County, NC, 7/13/18 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 7/14/13 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Purslane (Portulaca oleracea), close up.  American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 7/16/11 Sensitive Brier or Sensitive Plant (Mimosa microphylla), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 7/17/09.  Part of the Coastal Plain exhibit.    

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/17/11 Hollow-stem Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum), Durham, NC, 7/17/19 Hollow-stem Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) buds and flowers, Durham, NC, 7/17/20 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 7/17/20 Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 7/26/09 Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexia mariana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 7/26/09

 
Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), Greenville Greenway, Pitt County, NC, 7/28/17 Rose Spirea (Spiraea douglasii), rural Oregon, 7/29/19. Copyright © 2019 by Rob Patterson Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens) buds, Durham, NC, 8/1/19 Sericea Lespedeza or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/2/10 Narrowleaf Rose Gentian or Rose Pink (Sabatia brachiata), Ft. Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 8/3/09 Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua obliqua), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 8/3/12 Hairy Milk Pea (Galactia volubilis), Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, New Hanover County, NC, 8/5/09.  Not part of regular exhibit.  

 

Salt March Pink (Sabatia stellata), Ft. Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 8/6/09 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 8/7/17, with a female Zabulon Skipper Meadow Beauty (Rhexia genus), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/7/18

 

Morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, 8/8/18 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Firewheels (Galliardia pulchella), Ft. Fisher Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 8/10/11

 

 
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Prairie Ridge Ecostation, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 8/10/17 Groundnut (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/11/08.  ID thanks to Janie Owens. Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvaticum), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09 Garden Phlox (maybe Phlox paniculata), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09 Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09 Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/19 Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/19  

 

 
Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae), Daniel Boone Gardens, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Rose of Plymouth (Sabatia stellaris), Ft. Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11 Spotted Bee-balm (Monarda punctata), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11  

 

     
Green Lynx Spider on Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC, 8/12/12 Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/12/12 Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus Odoratus), with flower, Daniel Boone Gardens, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii), Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus Odoratus), with flower.  Mt. Jefferson State Park, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09      

Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus), with fruit.  Mt. Jefferson State Park, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09 Crown Vetch (Securigera varia), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Birdvetch (Vicia cracca), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Halberdleaf Rose Mallow (Hibiscus laevis).  Boone, Watauga, NC, 8/13/19

Morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Groundnut (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/13/20 Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 8/14/14 Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/16/18)

 
Narrowleaf Rose Gentian or Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis), Ft. Fisher Recreational Area, New Hanover County, NC, 8/15/09 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) flowers, Durham, NC, 8/16/14 Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), Durham, NC, 8/16/19.  Photo by Karl D. Gottschalk. Appalachian Pink Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii) buds, Tanawha Trail (Milepost 304), NC, 8/17/15  

 

Virginia Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/18/11 Groundnut (Apios americana), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua), Linville Falls, Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Groundnut (Apios americana).  Durham, NC, 8/20/10 Common Soapwort or Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/20/18

 

Rose Gentians (Sabatia angularis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Kudzu flower (Pueraria montana), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 8/21/20 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) flowers, Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/22/18 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 8/23/09

 

Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), Fort Macon State Park (nature trail), Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, NC 8/24/16 Salt Marsh Mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica), Fort Macon State Park (nature trail), Atlantic Beach, Carteret County, NC 8/24/16 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09.  Reputed to be an invasive species, but not in North Carolina.  Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) flowers, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09

 

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), Durham, NC, 8/27/20 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 8/28/18 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Prostrate Spurge (Euphorbia maculata), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Slender Lespedeza (Lespedeza virginica) flowers, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/1/09. Unlike its Chinese relative, this is a native species. Blooming Kudzu (Pueraria lobata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/2/11

 

         
Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), in the picnicking area of the Jordan Lake Dam area, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11 Little whitish morning glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Jordan Lake Dam area, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/3/15 Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/5/11 Desert Sand Verbena (Albronia villosa), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13 Another Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens) with flowers, Durham, NC, 9/5/20 Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09          

 

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea) closeup, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09 Virginia Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09 Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/6/19 Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/6/19 Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 9/6/20 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pennsylvanicum), Durham, NC, 9/7/09

 

Silktree (Albizia julibrissin), one of the last blooms this year.  American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/8/11 Marsh Dewflower (Murdannia keisak), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), Durham, NC, 9/9/19

 

Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum) with a Goldenrod Stowaway Moth, an owlet moth (Cirrhophanus triangulifer), Durham, NC, 9/10/17.  Moth ID thanks to John and Jane Balaban. Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/10/20 Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), American Robacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Kudzu (Pueraria montana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09

 

   
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana), Falls Lake Dam area, 9/11/10 Wild Radish (Raphanus genus), Tennessee Valley-Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, CA, 9/12/14

Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 9/1219

Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens), Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Common Buckeye on Pickerelweed, Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), with the different flower colors (due to age) characteristic of this species.  Durham, NC, 9/13/11    

 

Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), the fuzziest flower I know of!  Mason Farm Biological Reserve, 9/13/09 Tall Tick-trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), part of coastal plain exhibit, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/13/19 Tall Tick-Trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/13/20 Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC, 9/14/12 Rose of Plymouth (Sabatia stellaris), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area (Basin Trail), New Hanover County, NC, 9/14/15 Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Pennsylvania Leatherwing Beetles mating on Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum), Durham, NC, 9/15/17

 

 
Paraguayan Purslane (Portulaca amilis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/16/17 Kudzu (Pueraria montana) bloom, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/16/17 Tall Tick-trefoil (Desmodium glabellum) flower and pea pod, Durham, NC, 9/16/20 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC  9/17/08.  Note the many tiny "hairs." Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham, NC, 9/18/11 Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Hog Peanut flowers (Amphicarpaea bracteata), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19  

 
Rosepink (Sabatia angularis). A spider has connected two petals with its silk. Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/19/11 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 9/19/20 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 9/19/20 Marsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata), Goose Creek State Park, Washington County, NC, 9/21/08.  Also seen in rural Chatham County, NC. Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea) flowers, Durham, NC, 9/21/12 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/21/19  

 

Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa), Durham, NC, 9/21/20 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 9/22/20 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/22/20 Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa), Durham, NC, 9/22/20 which has the identifying "fringe of hairs at the top of the ochrea" from https://alchetron.com/Persicaria-maculosa by Girish Mahajan. Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea) , Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 9/23/15

 

   
Valley Redstem (Ammania coccinea), Jordan Lake inlet near Rte. 751, Chatham County, NC, 9/23/15 Sensitive Brier (Mimosa microphylla), Riverbend Park, Catawba County, NC, 9/24/09 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/24/20 Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa), Durham, NC, 9/24/20 Saltmarsh Fleabane (Pluchea odorata), Goose Creek State Park, Beaufort County, NC, 9/25/13 Rosepink (Sabatia angularis), Durham, NC, 9/25/14 Rose of Plymouth (Sabatia stellaris), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 9/25/17 American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), North Carolina Botanical Garden (woodland trail), Orange County, NC, 9/25/18    

     
Spotted Bee-balm (Monarda punctata), North Carolina Botanical Garden (woodland trail), Orange County, NC, 9/25/18 Bee fly (Poecilognathus punctipennis) on a Purple False Foxglove flower (Agalinis purpurea).  Wildflowers were sparse in the sandy sections of the park, and this species was most conspicuous.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 9/26/17 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/26/20 Pink Fuzzybean (Strophostyles umbellata), one plant near parking lot, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/27/14 Tievine or Cotton Morning Glory (Ipomoea cordatotriloba), Ft. Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover, NC, 9/28/10 Probably a Tall Tick-trefoil (Desmodium glabellum), Durham, NC, 9/29/20      

Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/29/20 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/30/14 Spurred Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Tick-trefoil (Desmodium genus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19

 

 
Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria maculosa), American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea), American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Spotted Ladysthumb (Persicaria sagittata), showing the hairs on the ochrea, Durham, NC, 10/10/20 Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), Durham, NC, 10/12/12 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 10/12/19 Tall Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 10/12/20 Mystery flowers, possibly a milkwort. Duke Forest, Gate 12, Orange County, NC, 10/13/05  

 

Valley Redstem or Scarlet Tooth-cap (Ammannia coccinea): flowers, fruit and buds, Jordan Lake gameland, Chatham County, NC, 10/15/11 Tievine (Ipomoea cordatotriloba), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/17/19 A small Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, NC, 10/18/16 Jersey Lily (Amaryllis belladonna), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/20/13

 

Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, NC, 10/24/18 Aster (Symphyotrichum genus), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, 10/27/17, in the woods Maryland Milkwort (Polygala mariana), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 10/29/09 Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 10/31/11.  Genus ID thanks to Laura Thomas. Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea), Durham, NC, 11/7/19 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Persicaria pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 11/7/19 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 11/14/09.  The temperature was in the 60s, and Tropical Storm Ida had just come through.

 

Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens), McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Coral Vine or Mexican Creeper (Antigonon leptopus), Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum), Durham, NC, 11/16/18 Brushland Shrubverbena (Lantana achyranthifolia), McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/18/19 Littleleaf Sensitive-Briar (Mimosa microphylla), McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/18/19 Beach Bean (Canavalia rosea), Hagerup Beach, Captiva Island, Lee County, FL, 12/3/15 Rose of Plymouth (Sabatia stellaris), Bailey Tract, Sanibel, Lee County, FL, 12/5/15 Florida Bluehearts (Buchnera floridana), Bailey Tract, Sanibel Island, Lee County, FL, 12/5/15 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 12/29/09.  One of about 5 blooming henbit flowers in all on this cold day.

Purple or Blue Wildflowers

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, NC, 1/6/19 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 1/12/19 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 1/16/19 Large Flower Mexican Clover (Richardia brasiliensis), Sarasota, FL, 1/20/20

Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea), Sarasota, FL, 1/23/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 1/29/13 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 2/2/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), American Tobacco Trail (Miles 0-1.75), Durham, NC, 2/3/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/4/19

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/4/20 Periwinkle (Vinca genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/4/20 Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/6/19 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/14/20 Ivyleaf Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia), Durham, NC, 2/16/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/20/10

Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 2/13/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 2/15/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 2/18/17 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica) and Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 2/19/17 Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 2/21/11

 
Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/21/11 Ivyleaf Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia), Durham, NC, 2/21/18 Flaxleaf Pimpernel (Lysimachia monelli), Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie's Pasture, Nueces County, TX 2/21/14 Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, FL, 2/21/19. This abundant plant is an introduced species, as its common name suggests. Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), Ft. Myers, FL, 2/21/19  

Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora), Ft. Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Penny's Bend Nature Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17

 
Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Ivyleaf Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 2/23/20  

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, 2/24/12 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, 2/24/12 Rosemary flowers (Rosmarinus genus), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, 2/24/12 Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora), Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/24/19

 
Rose Gentian (Sabatia campestris), Port Aransas Nature Preserve East, Nueces County, TX  2/25/14 Purple Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea), Port Aransas Nature Preserve East, Nueces County, TX  2/25/14 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 2/25/17 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 2/25/17 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 2/25/20  

 

Largeflower Mexican Clover (Richardia grandiflora) in the grass, Sarasota, FL, 2/25/18 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/25/20

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 2/27/17

Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 2/27/20 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/1/19 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/1/19

 

Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, 3/3/11 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/5/16 Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), in the process of unfolding. Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/6/10 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/5/20

Field Pansies (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/5/20 Ivyleaf Speedwell (Veronica hederifolia) Periwinkle (Vinca genus) Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/7/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/9/11 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/9/20 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/9/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, 3/10/09.

       
Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/10/11 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 3/10/16 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/12/09 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/12/09.  Another subspecies? Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/12/20 Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/13/16      

Round Lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/14/07.  Leaf from same Round Lobed Hepatica, 3/14/07 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/14/16 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/14/16 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 3/14/16

 

Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 3/15/10 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/15/16 Another Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/15/16 Yet another Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/15/16 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/15/18

Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/15/15 Periwinkles (Vinca minor), Penny Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/15/15 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 3/15/19 Round-lobed Hepatica (Anemone americana) flowers, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/16/15 Cutleaf Toothwort (Cardamine concatenata), Eno River State Park (Cole Mill Road access), Orange County, NC, 3/17/10 Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/17/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/17/19

 

Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 3/18/10 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Ivyleaf Speedwell (Veronica hederafolia), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Periwinkle (Vinca genus), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/19/09 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/19/10

 

 
Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, 3/19/09.  Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata), Durham, NC, 3/13/20 Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Field Pansies (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/18/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 3/18/20  

 

Grape Hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 3/21/11 Common Blue Violets (Viola sororia sororia) and Confederate Violets (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/21/16 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/22/18 Common Blue Violets (Viola sororia), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19

 

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19 Big Periwinkle (Vinca major), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19 Round-lobed Hepatica flower (Anemone americana), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19 Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/23/17 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/24/10

 

Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), very small (probably because it was in mowed grass).  ID thanks to Janie Harmon Owens. Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/24/15 Field Pansies (Viola bicolor), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Small Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis laxa), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 Sharp-lobed Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) flowers and leaves, Uwharrie Trail, 3/25/10.  Photo taken by Karl D. Gottschalk Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/26/17

 

Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/26/18 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 3/27/10 Carpet Bugle or Ground Pine (Ajuga reptans), atypically tall: they're usually mowed down!  Durham, NC, 3/28/10 English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Durham, NC, 3/28/20.  An introduced species. Common Blue Violets (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 3/28/20

 

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/29/09 Confederate Violet (Viola bicolor priceana), Durham, NC, 3/29/19 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/29/17 Forget-me-nots (Myosotis genus), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10

 

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Common Blue Violets (Viola sororia sororia), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 Hepatica (Anemone genus), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 3/30/13 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 3/30/13 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/30/18

 

 
Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 3/30/18 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacia), Durham, NC, 3/30/18 Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/31/09 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus) flower, Durham, NC, 4/1/19 A new Field Pansy (Viola bicolor) flower, starting to unfold.  Durham, NC, 4/2/18  

 

Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/3/17 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 4/3/19 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/3/19 Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Durham, NC, 4/4/20 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum), Durham, NC, 4/4/20 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus) flower, Durham, NC, 4/5/10

 

Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/5/20 Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 4/6/09.  See Virginia Bluebells USDA Page.

Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Southern Pines, Moore County, NC, 4/6/18

Birdsfoot Violets (Viola pedata), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC, 4/6/18 Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Moore County, NC, 4/6/18 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 4/6/19 Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulia), Durham, NC, 4/7/09

 

 
Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 4/7/17 Another Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Durham, NC, 4/7/20 Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Durham, NC, 4/8/09 Common Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), North Carolina Museum of Art grounds, Raleigh, Wake, County, NC, 4/8/12 Cornflowers (Centaurea cyanus), on edge of Meredith College, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, campus, 4/8/12  

 

Common Bugle (Ajuga reptans), Durham, NC, 4/8/19 Speedwell (Veronica pedunculata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Eastern Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinium), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia) and Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/12/09 Bluets (Houstonia caerulia), Durham, NC, 4/12/18

 

Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 4/12/18 Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Durham, NC, 4/12/18 Big Periwinkle (Vinca major), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/13/11

 

 
Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/13/15 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinium), Durham, NC, 4/13/20 Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna) only about 2 inches high.  It was the only one I saw all day. Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 4/14/12 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia sororia), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC,4/14/17 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 4/14/19 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 4/14/20 Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/15/19 Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/15/19 (rolled up in the evening)  

Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09 Common Bugle (Ajuga reptans, introduced from Eurasia),  about 3 feet high, just off Lake Crabtree trail on southern side of lake.  Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09.  Dwarf Violet Iris (Iris verna), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09 Fleabane (Erigeron genus), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/16/19.  I doubt that I will ever pin down this unusual species! Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/17/13

Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 4/18/09.  This one had unusually long petals. Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/19/18 Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/18/19 Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), an introduced plant, Durham, NC, 4/20/12 Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinium), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/21/16

 
Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Wood Violet (Viola palmata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 4/22/09.  Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/22/09 Eastern Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium atlanticum), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/22/16  

 

Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Durham, NC, 4/22/19 Blue Toadflax (Linaria canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/22/19 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Group of Lyre-leaved Sages (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Velvetgrass, called Yorkshire Fog in the U.K. (Holcus lanatus), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/22/20.  An introduced plant.

 

Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/23/14 Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/23/15 Narrow-leaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Lentil Vetch (Vicia tetrasperma), Durham, NC, 4/25/19.  It is an introduced species. Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulia), Durham, NC, 4/25/19 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 4/25/19

 

 
Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 4/26/10 Spotted Geranium (Geranium maculatum), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 4/26/13 Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/26/18 Little Quaking Grass (Briza minor), Durham, NC, 4/26/20.  Mostly green, but the functioning flower parts seem to be purple.  

 

 
Crested Iris (Iris cristata), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC  4/27/14 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19 Forget-Me-Nots (Myositis genus), Old Salem, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19.  In cultivated garden. Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Old Salem, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 4/27/19.  In cultivated garden. Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/28/14 Purple Salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/17  

 
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca), with some anomalous pink flowers, Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/28/18 Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 4/28/20 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 4/28/20 Carpet Bugle (Ajuga reptans), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14  

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Wood Violet (Viola palmata), Montreat, Bumcombe County, NC, 4/29/14 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolia), Durham, NC, 4/29/15 Ithuriel's Spear (Triteleia laxa), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 4/29/17

 
Possibly Wild Garlic (Alllium vineale), Durham, NC, 4/30/09 Bowl Tube Iris (Iris macrosiphon), Indian Valley, Novato, Marin County, CA  4/30/17 Western Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), Indian Valley, Novato, Marin County, CA  4/30/17 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/1/09.  Southern Blue Flag Iris (Iris virginica), Durham, NC, 5/1/18 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), , Durham, NC, 5/2/19 Miami Mist (Phacelia purshii), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/2/10, one of many near the parking lot.  ID thanks to Bailey Winstead, who says they are common in the Smoky Mountains. They are not native this far east, according to Harry LeGrand, who confirmed the species ID.  These are similar the Fringed Phacelia, which has fewer flowers per stem.  

White Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/3/18 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 5/3/20 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass, Durham, NC, 5/4/20 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 Parry's Larkspur (Delphinium parryi), Lake Lagunitas, Marin County, CA, 5/7/15

Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Durham, NC, 5/7/20 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Piedmont Wildlife Center Trail, Durham, NC, 5/8/10 Venus' Looking-Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Pedmont Wildlife Center, Durham,
NC, 5/8/10
Fringed Phacelia (Phacelia fimbriata), in the mountain garden section, NC Botanical Garden, 5/9/10

 
Fernleaf Phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatafida), in the mountain garden section, NC Botanical Garden, 5/9/10 Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica), seen in swampy area with many nonflowering iris plants, Durham, NC, 5/9/17 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Durham, NC, 5/10/19 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 5/10/20 Venus' Looking-Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/11/11 Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 5/11/12  

 

   
Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/13/18 Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) flower and bulblets, Durham, NC, 5/17/20.  Bulblets produce long, skinny leaves. Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/18/09 Pickerelweed (Pontedaria cordata), with several flies, Durham, NC, 5/21/19 Venus' Looking Glass, Durham, NC, 5/23/19    

Venus' Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Venus' Pride (Houstonia purpurea), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Meadow garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 5/26/20 Red Clover blossom (Trifolium pratense), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/27/11

 

Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta), Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, 5/28/10 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 5/28/30 Ithuriel's Spear (Triteleia laxa), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 5/31/20 Pea family plant: very common, might be Summer Lupine (Lupinus formosus), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 6/1/19 Helmet flower (Scutellaria integrifolia), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/2/12 Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/2/17 Helmet flower (Scutellaria integrifolia), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/2/17

 

 
Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 6/4/20 Hairy Skullcap (Scutellaria elliptica), Durham, NC, 6/5/20 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 6/6/09.  Both flower and fruit are shown here.  Helmet Flower (Scutellaria integrifolia), Durham, NC, 6/6/09 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC,  6/6/09  

 

     
Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, 6/8/10 Common Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/8/17 Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 6/9/18 Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 6/10/10      

 
Helmet Flower (Scutellaria integrifolia), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 6/10/10 Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Durham, NC, 6/10/18 Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Durham, NC, 6/10/19 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) flower, Durham, NC, 6/11/09 (with katydid nymph) Carpenter Bee on Helmetflower (Scutellaria integrifolia), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/11/13  

 
Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 6/12/09 White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Mountain Lake Conservancy, Giles County, VA, 6/12/11 Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis), Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 6/12/09 Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Durham, NC, 6/12/20 Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09  

Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Occoneechee Mountain Natural Area, Orange County, NC, 6/13/09 Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18

 

 
Barbara's Buttons (Marshallia genus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18. Part of an exhibit, but not a formal garden. Butterfly Pea (Clitoria mariana), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 6/13/20 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 6/15/19 Passionflower (Passiflora purpurea) with a Japanese Beetle on it, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/16/12 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 6/17/20 Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19  

Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19 Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 6/18/19 Venus' Looking Grass (Triodanis perfoliata) Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Durham, NC, 6/19/12 True Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/19/19 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Boone, Watauga County, NC  6/19/19 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Durham, NC, 6/20/20 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09

Forget-me-nots (Myosotis genus), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 6/22/20 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense) Blueberries (Vaccinium genus), Durham, NC, 6/26/09

 

 
Virginia Mountain-Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum) flowers and buds, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/27/17 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), including one apparently just unfolding (on Blowing Rock Rd. corner), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/30/10 Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 6/30/16  

 

 
Umbrella-leaf (Diphylleia cymosa), berries and leaf, Linn Cove Viaduct Access Trail, Avery County, NC, 7/1/10 Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/2/11 Centaurea dealbata, Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18 Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) inflorescence, Durham, NC, 7/2/20  

   
Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) vine with opening flower.  One of a few remaining after a large field was mowed.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/3/09 Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis), Durham, NC, 7/4/19 Heal-all (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 7/4/19 Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Boone Greenway, Watauga County, NC, 7/6/11    

 

 
Chicory (Cichorium intybus), seen in large groups along the sides of highways in the Natural Bridge area and nearby parts of Virginia, 7/8/09 Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Tanawha Trail, Avery County, NC, 7/8/11 Umbrella Leaf (Diphylleia cymosa), with mostly purple fruits, Linn Cove Viaduct Visitors Center, Avery County, NC, 7/8/11 Same Smooth Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum), Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 7/8/20  

 

Blueberries (Vaccinium genus), just starting to turn ripe at about 2700 feet in elevation on Sharp Top Mountain, Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 7/10/09. Carolina Dayflower  (Commenlina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 7/12/19 Virginia Dayflower, maybe the biggest dayflower of all, Durham, NC, 7/12/19 Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 7/12/19

 

Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 7/13/16 Sharpwing Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Carolina Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis), Durham, NC, 7/14/20 Ripe (cultivated) blueberries (Vaccinium genus), Durham, NC, 7/15/09 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/11. Note that the tiny flowers are yellow, although the fake petals are blue.

 

   
Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), partially opened.  Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/11 Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia carolinensis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/15/11 Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), NC Botanical Garden, 7/17/09 Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), Durham, NC, 7/17/20 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 7/17/20 Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 7/18/19    

 

   
Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Fort Macon State Park, Carteret County, NC, 7/21/08.  These are the preferred larval plants of Zebra Heliconian butterflies. Silver-spotted Skipper on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 7/24/16 Dayflower (Commelina genus), Durham, NC, 7/25/09 Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana), Durham, NC, 7/25/20    

Sharpwing Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus), Durham, NC, 7/26/20 Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica), River Park North, Greenville, NC, 7/27/17 American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) fruits, Durham, NC, 7/27/18

 
Swamp Leatherflower (Clematis crispa), River Park North, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 7/28/17 Creeping Eryngo (Eryngium prostratum), Pitt County Arboretum (near lake), Greenville, NC, 7/28/17 Giant Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/30/09 Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Durham, NC, 8/6/20 Sharpwing Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus), Durham, NC, 8/6/20  

 

Climbing Hempvine (Mikania scandens), Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09.  Thanks to Janie Owens for ID. Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta) with a flower fly (Pseudodoros clavatus), Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 8/12/11

     
Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/12/12 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 8/12/20 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/13/19 Climbing Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) flowers, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Southern Harebell (Campanula divaricata), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19      

Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/14/19 Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), one of about 10 at the Flat River Impoundment, Durham, NC, 8/15/10 Spurred Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/16/14 Spurred Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum) flower, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 8/18/06

 
Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/18/11 Brazilian Verbena (Verbena brasiliensis), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Bumblebee on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Small lobelia, perhaps Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata), Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/20/18  

 
Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Kudzu flower (Pueraria montana), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata), Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/22/18 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata) flowers, Peaks of Otter, Bedford County, VA, 8/22/18  

Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 8/22/20 Another Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 8/22/20 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 8/23/09

 
Dayflower (Commelina genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 8/23/09 Sericea Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata). Durham, NC, 8/23/19.  An introduced plant, with "noxious weed" status in 46 states. Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 8/24/20 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09  

Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09, an introduced plant. Painted Lady on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 8/27/19 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 8/27/20

         
Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana).  Durham, NC, 8/29/09. Malasian False pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea), Durham, NC, 8/29/20 Waterpods (Hydrolea quadrivalvis) common in the formerly adjoining pond, Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 8/30/15 ID thanks to Su Kim. Marsh Dewflower (Murdannia keisak), Durham, NC, 9/2/20          

 

Purple Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 9/3/20 Desert Sand Verbena (Albronia villosa), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13 Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), NC Botanical Garden, 9/6/09 Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginiana), Durham, NC, 9/6/20

 

Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  Durham, NC, 9/7/19 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 9/8/20 Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 9/10/19 Carpenter Bee on Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Durham, NC, 9/10/19

 

Purple Passionflowers (Passiflora incarnata) at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 9/10/11, the one on the left going to seed Leafy Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus), Durham, NC, 9/10/20 Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 9/11/12 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09

 

         
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens), Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Common Buckeye on Pickerelweed, Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea) flower, Durham, NC, 9/12/20 Lobelia (Lobelia genus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/13/09 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 9/14/19          

 

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 9/14/19. An introduced plant. Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 9/14/19.  An introduced plant. Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica), Durham, NC, 9/14/19 Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginica), Third Fork Trail, Durham, NC, 9/15/11

 

 
Swamp Dewflowers (Murdannia keisak), seen in swampy areas.  Durham, NC, 9/15/11.  An introduced plant. Leafy Elephant's Foot (Elephantopus carolinianus) flower, Durham, NC, 9/16/20 Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea).  ID thanks to Su Kim! Durham, NC, 9/17/19 Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Powdered Alligator Flag (Thalia dealbata), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19  

 

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Porcelainberry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata): blue and purple fruits only, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/19/11 Common Morning Glories (Ipomoea purpurea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/20/10

 

 
Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 9/20/09 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/21/19 Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 9/22/18 Marsh Dew Flower (Murdannia keisak).  Very common in rainy weather.  Durham, NC, 9/22/18 Blue Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia), Durham, NC, 9/22/19 Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea) Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), with dew, Durham, 9/23/20  

 

   
Late Purple Aster (Symphyotrichum patens),  Geitner Park, Hickory, Catawba County, NC, 9/25/09 Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginiana), Glen R. Hilton Park, Hickory, Catawba County, NC, 9/25/09.  Seen in deep woods. Dune Bluecurls (Trichostema species 1), being considered for federal listing. Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC, 9/26/17 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Dune Bluecurls (Trichostema species 1), 9/28/10. These wildflowers were common in the sand on the initial stretch of the Fort Fisher Basin Trail, New Hanover County, NC.  It's possible that they are Forked Bluecurls, but those have apparently not been seen on the coastal plain. Lone Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) flower, Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 9/28/17    

 

         
Maybe Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula) flower, Durham, NC, 9/28/20 Same Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula), whole plant, Durham, NC, 9/28/20 Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), Durham, NC, 9/29/19 Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/29/19 Little White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), (purple variety), Durham, NC, 9/29/19 Virginia Dayflower (Commelina virginiana), Durham, NC, 10/2/19          

 

Spurred Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Blue Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 10/5/19 Brazilian Vervain (Verbena brasiliensis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 10/6/19 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea), showing pink tube, American Tobacco Trail (downtown), Durham, NC, 10/8/19 Downy Lobelia (Lobelia puberula), Durham, NC, 10/8/20

 

 
Brazilian Vervain (Verbena bonariensis), Durham, NC, 10/13/20 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18 Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii) flowers, Linn Cove Visitor Center, Caldwell County, NC, 10/15/18.  These never open, and resemble buds. Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 10/16/09 Malaysian False Pimpernel (Lindernia crustacea), Durham, NC, 10/20/20  

 

Heal-All (Prunella vulgaris), Flat River Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 10/27/11 Pine Barren Gentian (Gentiana autumnalis), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, NC, 10/27/17 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 11/4/19 Stinking Passionflower (Passiflora foetida), McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19 Common Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) flower, Myakka River State Park, 12/3/14 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 12/14/15

Green Wildflowers

Cranefly Orchid (Tipularia discolor) winter leaf, Durham, NC, 1/27/18 American Elm (Ulmus americana) seed pods, Durham, NC, 2/9/20 Winter leaves of another Cranefly Orchid (Tipularia discolor), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/15/18 Trout Lily leaf (Erythonium americanum), Durham, NC, 2/15/18 Wild poinsettia (Euphorbia cyathosphora), Bowditch Point Park, Ft. Myers Beach, Lee County, FL, 2/20/19 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) seed pods, Durham, NC, 2/28/20 American Elm (Ulmus americana) seed pods, Durham, NC, 3/3/18

 

 
American Elm (Ulmus americana) seed pods, which landed on the ground, Durham, NC, 3/10/11 Spicebush (Lindera bezoin), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 3/11/20 Eastern Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) catkin, Durham, NC, 3/13/20 American Hornbeam catkins, Durham, NC, 3/15/20 Sugar Maple male flowers (Acer saccharum), Durham, NC, 3/15/20 American Elm (Ulmus americana) seeds, Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Little Brown Jug (Hexastylis arifolia) flower bud and some leaves, Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/22/19 Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/23/16 Eastern Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) male catkin, Durham, NC, 3/24/10   Box Elder (Acer negundo) female flowers, Durham, NC, 3/24/20

 

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Durham, NC, 3/24/20 River Birch (Betula nigra) female catkin, Durham, NC, 3/25/20 River Birch (Betula nigra) male catkin, Durham, NC, 3/25/20 American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) buds, Durham, NC, 3/25/20 Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava), Durham, NC, 3/26/20 Box Elder (Acer negundo) female catkin, Durham, NC, 3/26/20 American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) female catkin, Durham, NC, 3/27/20. Flowers are pink, although their bracts are green. Male Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) flowers, Durham, NC, 3/28/10 Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) flowers and fruit. Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10

 

 
Male Box Elder (Acer negundo) Durham, NC, 3/30/19 Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) flowers and leaves.  The skinny flowers are purplish-pink, although they might seem green at first glance. Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/31/09 Female Eastern Hop-hornbeam catkin (Ostrya virginiana) catkin, Durham, NC, 4/1/19.  Flowers are actually pink, fading to red. Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata), Durham, NC, 4/1/20 Female Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) flowers and leaves, Durham, NC, 4/2/18  

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum) flowers, Durham, NC, 4/2/20 Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica), Durham, NC, 4/2/20 Female Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) flowers, Durham, NC, 4/3/19 Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata) male flower and two female ones.  Durham, NC, 4/7/20 Black Oak (Quercus velutina) leaves and buds, Durham, NC, 4/8/19

 
Spurge (Euphorbia genus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/10/09 Warty Spurge (Euphorbium spathulatum) flowers.  The male in the middle has pink flowers; the two females has yellow flowers.  Durham, NC, 4/10/20 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/12/20 River Birch (Betula nigra) female catkins, Durham, NC, 4/12/20 Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09  

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Durham, NC, 4/13/20 Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata), Durham, NC, 4/13/20 Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), Durham, NC, 4/14/09 White Oak (Quercus alba), Durham, NC, 4/15/09, fallen from tree

Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), with spathe, Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 4/16/09 Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), Hammock Hills Nature Trail, Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/18/19 Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/19/18 Pignut Hickory (Carya glabra), Durham, NC, 4/20/09 Little Brown Jug flower (Hexastylis arifolia), Durham, NC, 4/20/20

American Hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) bracts, Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 4/20/20 Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/22/20 Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), Durham, NC, 4/24/20 Little Quaking Grass (Briza minor), Durham, NC, 4/26/20.  Mostly green, but the functioning flower parts seem to be purple. Awl-fruited Sedge (Carex stipata), Durham, NC, 4/27/20 Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/28/14

 
Mayapple (Podophyllum pentatum) stunted by fallen leaf, Swannanoa Trail, Warren Wilson College, Buncombe County, NC,  4/28/14 Warty Spurge (Euphorbium spathulata), Durham, NC, 4/29/19 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) spathe, Congaree National Park, Richland County, SC, 4/30/11 Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata), Durham, NC, 4/30/19 Putty Root Orchid (Aplectrum hyemale), private garden, Asheville, NC, 5/1/12 Green Dragon (Arisaema dracontium), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/1/12.  Seen in a private garden. Little Brown Jug (Hexastylis arifolia), Durham, NC, 5/1/20 Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) flower close-up, Durham, NC, 5/2/20  

Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum genus, either biflorum or pubescens species), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), Durham, NC, 5/4/09 Common Rushes (Juncus effusus), Durham, NC, 5/7/20 American Holly, Durham, NC, 5/8/09 Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii), Durham, NC, 5/9/19.  The tiny flowers are white in full bloom, but seem brown here. Female Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) catkin, fully developed. Durham, NC, 5/10/19 Common Rush (Juncus effusus), Durham, NC, 5/10/19 Curly Dock (Rumex crispus), Durham, NC, 5/10/20 White-bracted Sedge or Whitetop Sedge or Sandswamp Whitetop (Rhynchospora latifolia), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/11/09

 
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), Durham, NC, 5/17/06.  These flowers are usually not seen until they fall from these tall trees. Warty Spurge (Euphorbia spathulata), Durham, NC, 5/17/19 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) spathe, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/21/06 Blooming Largeleaf Pennyworts (Hydrocotyle bonariensis), Ft. Fisher Recreation Area (Battery Buchanan Tour Stop), New Hanover County, NC, 5/23/11 Blooming Largeleaf Pennyworts (Hydrocotyle bonariensis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/26/17  

Fresh Indian Cucumber Root flower (Medeola virginiana), Glassmine Gap, Macon County, NC, 5/28/13 Eastern Hophornbeam fruit (Ostrya virginiana), Durham, NC, 6/8/09 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Fallingwater Cascades Trail, Bedford County, VA, 6/11/16 Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota), Durham, NC, 6/12/20

         
Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/13/18 American Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) immature fruits, Durham, NC, 6/13/20 Green False Hellebore (Veratrum viride), Linn Cove Visitor Center nature trail, Avery County, NC, 6/16/19          

 

   
Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana), NC Zoo, Asheboro, NC, 6/21/09 Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), with green seedheads, NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, 6/27/18 Wild Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum, Brassicaceae family), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 6/29/09 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) with faded spathe, Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) fruit, Durham, NC, 7/2/20    

 
Another Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) flower and fruit, Durham, NC, 7/4/20 Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum genus), Tanawha Trail (near the Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center, Avery County, NC, 7/8/16 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit and flower, Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Same Hairy Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis), Durham, NC, 7/8/20 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit and flower, Durham, NC, 7/11/20  

 
Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), with green seedheads, NC Botanical Garden, 7/17/09.  Two plants are seen here. American Bladdernut ( Staphylea trifolia) fruits, Durham, NC, 7/20/20  ID thanks to Christa Ruehs, who recognized the European species. Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Angelica genus, Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii) Durham, NC, 7/4/19.  The tiny flowers are white. Boxelder (Acer negundo) samaras, Durham, NC, 7/14/20  

Straw-colored Flatsedge or False Nutsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora), Durham, NC, 8/1/20 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) fruit, Durham, NC, 8/9/20 Flowers of Southern Crabgrass (Digitaria ciliaris), Durham, NC, 8/9/20

Filmy Angelica (Angelica triquinata), Linn Cove Visitor Center area, Avery County, NC, 8/12/19 Unripe Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit, Durham, NC, 8/13/20 Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa), Durham, NC, 8/14/20 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruits, one past ripe, Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruits, Durham, NC, 8/18/20 Straw-colored Flatsedge or False Nutsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Durham, NC, 8/18/20

 
Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula), Durham, NC, 8/23/20 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus) fruit, Durham, NC, 8/27/20 Yellow Nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Durham, NC, 9/9/19 Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinensis) fruits, Durham, NC, 9/12/19.  This is an officially invasive plant. Faded Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit, Durham, NC, 9/15/20 Hearts-a-bustin (Euonymus americanus) fruit, with damage, Durham, NC, 9/15/20  

Wild Poinsettia or Fire on the Mountain (Euphorbia cyathophorbia), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 9/25/17 Balloonvine (Cardiospermum halicacabum), Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 9/26/14. Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit, faded, Durham, NC, 9/27/20 Swamp Agrimony (Agrimonia parviflora) seedheads, Durham, NC, 9/27/20

 

Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica), Durham, NC, 10/13/20 Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) opening seedhead, Durham, NC, 10/15/20 Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedhead, Durham, NC, 10/15/20 Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/28/17. Young plants on lake bed. Touch Me Not or Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) seeds and burst pod, Geitner Park, Hickory, Catawba County, NC, 9/25/09.  Touching a ripe pod, which has a slender convex shape, causes it to split at the seams, freeing the seeds. Cutleaf Groundcherry or Angular Ground Cherry (Physalis angulata) fruit capsule and flower, Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/14/16.  This is officially an invasive species.

 

Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 11/2/11 Hylocereus genus fruit, same location and date. McAllen Nature Center, Hidalgo County, TX, 11/14/19.  The flower is known as the Night-blooming Cereus. Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), Durham, NC, 11/27/08.  The flowers are white.

Brown and Black Wildflowers

 
Male catkin of River Birch (Betula nigra), Durham, NC, 4/1/20 River Birch (Betula nigra) female and male catkins, NC, 4/12/20 Post Oak (Quercus stellata) leaves and male catkins, Durham, NC, 4/12/20 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), Montreat, Bunbombe County, NC, 4/30/13 Putty Root orchid flowers (Aplectrum hyemale), wilted.  The winter leaf was still here, all brown. Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 River Birch (Betula nigra) female catkins, Durham, NC, 5/13/20 Greater Quaking Grass (Briza maxima), Abbott's Lagoon, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/29  

 

Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia), Durham, NC, 6/5/18 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 6/29/20 Same Smooth Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum), Durham, NC, 7/ 8/20 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) seedhead, Durham, NC, 7/14/19

 
Spikelets of Smooth Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum); the anthers and styles are black. Durham, NC, 7/15/09 Horseweed (Erigeron canadensis) seedhead, Durham, NC, 8/7/20 Ripe Creeping Cucumber (Melothria pendula) fruit, Durham, NC, 8/13/20  

 

American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) catkins, Durham, NC, 8/27/19 Smallspike False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) seeds, Durham, NC, 9/2/20 Smooth Crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum), Durham, NC, 9/16/20 Straw-colored Flatsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 9/18/19 Devil's Beggarticks (Bidens frondosa) seedhead, Durham, NC, 10/17/20 Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata) seedhead, Durham, NC, 11/20/12

 

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