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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      Yellow      Orange or Yellow-orange      Red       Pink or Purplish-Pink       Purple or Blue      Green      Brown and Black

White Wildflowers

       
Mystery wildflower, maybe a member of the Mustard family (Brassicaceae), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/6/19 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 Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Durham, NC, 1/23/19        

   
Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 1/26/12 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 1/27/19 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 2/6/19 Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana), better known as the "Bradford Pear," growing wild in Durham, NC, 2/15/19    

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica) and Canadian Violet (Viola canadensis), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 2/19/17 White Beggarticks (Bidens alba), 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 Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum), Shipley Trail at the Bailey Homestead, Fort Myers, Lee County, FL, 2/22/19 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 White Clover (Trifolium repens), Durham, NC, 2/28/19  

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), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/6/10

 

 
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 Sawtooth or Highbush Blackberry flowers (Rubus argutus), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/12/19 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 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 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), showing basal leaves, Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 3/23/11

 

   
Rue Anemone (Thalictrom thalictoides), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC, 3/24/11 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 Another Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Flat River Nature Preserve, 3/24/19    

 

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 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 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 Beaked Cornsalad (Valerianella radiata), Durham, NC, 4/4/16 Pennsylvania Bittercress (Cardamine pensylvanica), Durham, NC, 4/5/09 Lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), Durham, NC, 4/5/11

 

 

 
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. 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 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 Lewiston Cornsalad (Valerianella locusta), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/12/09 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana) , Durham, NC, 4/12/18

 



 
Vetch (Vicia genus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 4/13/09. Chokecherry (Prunus virginia), 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  

 

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 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 Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense), Ocracoke Island, Hyde County, NC, 4/21/16 Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 4/22/09

 

 
Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Durham, NC, 4/22/10 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 Crowpoison, False Garlic genus (Nothoscordum bivalve), Durham, NC, 4/25/19 Large-flowered Vetch (Vicia grandiflora), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 4/26/13  

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 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 Witch Alder (Fothergilla genus), 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.  


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

Dog Hobble ( Leucothoe axillaris), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Asheville, Buncombe County, NC, 5/3/12 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. White Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium albidum), Durham, NC, 5/16/12 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 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 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 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 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 Multiflora Penstemon (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 Multiflora Penstemon (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), (Rhododendron minus), 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 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 Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/25/18

 

 

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 lacera)? Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 5/27/17

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 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 Flower (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 Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/1/09 Calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica), Larkspur, Marin County, CA, 6/1/19

 
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  

 

 
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 Southern Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides), Boone Gardens, Watauga County, 6/8/17.  Part of an exhibit. 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 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

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 Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 6/17/12 Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus), Durham, NC, 6/18/10 Great 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 Great 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 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  


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 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 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).  

 

Horseweed flower (either Conyza canadensis or Erigeron canadensis; it's unsettled), Durham, NC, 7/12/19 Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Winged 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 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 Wild Potato Vine (Ipomoea pandurata), South Tar River Greenway, Greenville, NC, Pitt County, NC, 7/28/17 Sericea Lespedeza  or Chinese Lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata), Durham, NC, 8/2/10  

 

   
Lanceleaf Fogfruit (Phyla lanceolata), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 8/3/09 American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 8/6/18 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 Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Mt. Jefferson State Park, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09  Whitetop Asters (Sericocarpus asteroides), 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 carolinensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/21/09 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

 

Probably Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 8/25/14.  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 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    

 

     
Little whitish morning glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), 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 Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)  Durham, NC, 9/5/09      

 


 
Hyssop-leaved Thoroughwort (Eupatorium hyssopifolium), Durham, NC, 9/5/11 Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora), Durham, NC, 9/7/09 Looper moth visiting Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) flowers, Durham, NC, 9/7/12 White Morning Glory (Ipomoea lacunosa), Durham, NC, 9/12/17 Same bee on Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Raleigh, Wake County, NC, 9/14/12 Smartweed flowers (close-up), Durham, NC, 9/16/09.  Although the buds are pink, the flowers themselves are white with the slightest touch of pink.  

 

Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexis mariana), Piney Woods Park, Durham, NC, 9/23/17 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. Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 9/30/18 Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), maybe. Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18 Moonflower (Ipomoea alba), Gulfport, Harrison County, MS, 10/20/13

 

 

       
Hairy White Oldfield Asters (Symphyotrichum pilosum), Durham, NC, 10/24/15 Grass-of-Parnassus (Parnassia palustris), Coastal Plain Plants Section, 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), with an American Lady, Durham, NC, 11/05/12        

 

 
Sweet Everlasting (Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium), its Asteraceae family membership more obvious.  River Park North, Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 11/10/10 Sea Myrtle (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 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 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 Sea Myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, 12/21/18  

Yellow Wildflowers

Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), Greenville, Pitt County, NC, 1/5/19 Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), Durham, NC, 1/8/19 Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), Durham, NC, 1/16/19 Buttercup (Ranunculaceae family), Durham, NC, 1/16/19 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 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.   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  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 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 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. Buttercup?  Durham, NC, 3/9/11 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

 

   
(Erythonium americanum) Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/13/08.  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 Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, New Hanover County, NC, 3/12/19    

 

 
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, 3/16/16  

 

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 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 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. Yellow Fumewort (Corydalis flavula), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham, NC, 3/22/19  

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, 3/27/09

 
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 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 Mock Strawberry flower (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Indian Strawberry or Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 4/3/09




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

 

   
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 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 Cat's Ear (Hypochaeris radicata), Durham, NC, 5/2/19  

 

         
Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 5/2/19 Cat's Ear (Hypochaeris radicata), 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 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          


Common Yellow Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis stricta), Durham, NC, 5/9/19 False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata), 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 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 False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata), 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 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 Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 7/6/11 Cutleaf Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), Linn Cove Viaduct Visitors Center trail, 7/8/11 St. John's Wort (Hypericum genus), Durham, NC, 7/9/12    

 

     
Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), Durham, NC, 7/9/12 Common Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia), Durham, NC, 7/12/19 American Lotus flower (Nelumbo lutea), Estuarium, Washington, Beaufort County, NC, 7/13/18 Clasping St. John's Wort (Hypericum gymnanthum), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 St. John's Wort (Hypericum genus), Durham, NC, 7/14/19      

 

 
Yellow false foxglove (Aureolaria genus), 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 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


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 Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Flat River Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 8/5/11 Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris fimbriata), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/4/09 Yellow-eyed Grass (Xyris fimbriata), Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/7/18 Aster?  Notably missing from the guidebooks.  Carolina Beach State Park, New Hanover County, NC, 8/7/18

         
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 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 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 Goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 8/13/18 Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 8/13/18 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  

 

 

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 Seedbox flower (Ludwigia alternifolia), Durham, NC, 8/30/17 Partridge Pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, NC, 9/3/15

 

   
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13. An introduced plant, naturalized in this location. Green Lynx Spider on goldenrod (Solidago genus), Durham, NC, 9/7/17 Margined Leatherwing Beetle on a Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/9/12 Pearl Crescent on aster (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/15/12 Spotted Cucumber Beetle on aster (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/19/12    

 

Bearded Beggarticks (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 9/25/14 Moth (and much smaller insect on the right) on goldenrod (Solidago genus), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 9/26/12 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.

 

Bearded Beggarticks or Common Sunflowers (Bidens aristosa), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 10/5/08 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

 

 

 
Blooming Water Primrose (Ludwigia peploides), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/28/17 Showy Rattlebox (Crotalaria spectabilis), Greenville, NC, 11/10/10 Bearded Beggarticks or Common Sunflowers (Bidens aristosa), Durham, NC, 11/15/16 Common Sowthistle (Sonchus oleraceus), Durham, NC, 11/16/18 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 Common Dandelion, American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 12/29/09.  A cold day.

Orange or Yellowish Orange Wildflowers

           
Early Witch Hazel (Hamamelis vernalis) flower, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 2/2/11 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 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            

 

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 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 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

 


         
Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), seen near the Mt. Jefferson summit, Ashe County, NC, 8/13/09.  Yellow-fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris), Bear Den Campground, Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 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          

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) flower, Durham, NC, 1/18/12 Male Red Maple (Acer rubrum) flower, Durham, NC, 1/22/19 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) buds, Durham, NC, 1/23/18  

 

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 Red Maple (Acer rubrum) male flowers, Durham, NC, 2/12/17

 

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 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) flowers, fallen from a tree, Durham, NC, 2/19/11 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 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. 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 (Acer rubrum) fruit, lying where it fell, Durham, NC, 3/10/11 Male Red Maple flowers (Acer rubrum), Durham, NC, 3/10/15 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) 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  

 

 
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) seeds, Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 3/24/19 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. Winged Elm (Ulmus alata) flowers and fruit. Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/30/10 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

 

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  

 

Bristly Mallow (Modiola caroliniana), Durham, NC, 4/22/19 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 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

 

 

       
Wake Robin (Trillium erectum), Montreat, Buncombe County, 4/29/14 Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC, 4/30/14 Mock Strawberry (Duchesnea indica), Durham, NC, 5/3/18 Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata), Durham, NC, 5/4/09 Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/6/19        


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 Maroon Carolina Milkvine (Matelea carolinensis), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 5/15/19   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 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 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 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

 
Meadow Garlic (Allium canadense)?, 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 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 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 Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis), Third Fork Creek Trail, Durham,  NC, 7/17/11 Water Fern (Azolla caroliniana), Goose Creek State Park, Washington, Beaufort County, NC, 7/27/17  

 
Variegated Fritillary on Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Pitt County Arboretum, Greenville, NC, 7/28/17 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 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 8/14/14 American Groundnut (Apios americana), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/16/15

         
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 Kudzu flowers (Pueraria  montana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09 Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 8/29/12 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 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 (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 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 Kudzu flower (Pueraria montana), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/29/11.  Kudzu is an introduced plant with a widespread Noxious Weed designation. Golden Tickseed (Coreopsis tinctoria), planted on greenway, Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18  

 

 

Valley Redstem (Ammannia coccinea), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC,  10/28/17 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

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 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 1/26/19 Purple Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 2/4/19

 

         
Henbits (Lamium amplexicaule), Southern Pines, Moore County, NC, 2/5/19 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 2/14/19 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 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 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 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 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/6/10 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

 

   
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 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 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 Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 3/26/18 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/27/17 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/28/19 Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Durham, NC, 3/29/09


Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana), with tiny fly, Durham, NC, 3/28/17 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 3/28/19 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

 


Showy Milkwort (Polygala grandiflora), South Lido Park, Sarasota, FL, 4/1/12 Purple Dead-nettles (Lamium purpureum), Durham, NC, 4/1/19 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.  See Virginia Bluebells USDA Page. 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 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/11/15 Common Vetch (Vicia sativa), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 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 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 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 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 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 Bursting Heart, or Hearts-a-Bustin' (Euonymus americanus), Durham, NC, 5/1/19 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 Hearts-a-bustin' (Euonymus americanus), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 5/6/19 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 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

 

 

Eastern Gray Beardtongue (Penstemon canescens), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 5/11/12 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 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

 

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 Pinklady (Oenothera speciosa), Durham, NC, 5/21/19.  Cultivated privately. Bristly Locust flower (Robinia hispida), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08

 

 
Carolina Rhododendron (Rhododendron minus), Hanging Rock State Park, Stokes County, NC, 5/22/08 Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), (Rhododendron minus), 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  

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 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 malvaeflora), 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 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 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 Silktree (Albizia julibrissin), Durham, NC, 6/8/09 Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Durham, NC, 6/11/19 Deptford Pink (Dianthus ameria), Mountain Lake Conservancy, Giles County, VA, 6/12/11 Seems to be a struggling Common Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea).  Duke Gardens, Durham, NC, 6/12/09

 

 

 
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. Wild Garlic (Allium vineale), Durham, NC, 6/13/19 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 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 Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola), 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 Broad-toothed Hedgenettle
(Stachys latidens), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 6/30/18
Common Milkweed Mystery wildflower, Boone Gardens, Watauga County, NC, 7/2/18 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 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 New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis), 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 exhbiti.    

Nodding Wild Onion (Allium cernuum), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 7/17/11 Purple-Node Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Durham, NC, 7/17/19 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 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 Mystery legume, 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 New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis), Durham, NC, 8/7/17 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 New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/9/09 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. Pinkweed (Polygonum pensylvaticum), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09 Garden Phlox (maybe Phlox paniculata), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09 Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/11/09  

 

 
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 Ironweed (Vernonia genus), 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 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 Rose Pink (Sabatia angularis), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 8/14/14 Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola), 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 New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis) flowers, Durham, NC, 8/16/14 Pink Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua) buds, Tanawha Trail (Milepost 304), NC, 8/17/15  

 

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

 

 

Groundnut (Apios americana).  Durham, NC, 8/20/10 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 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

 

Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola), 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 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

 

New York Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis), Durham, NC, 8/28/18 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 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/3/15 Hairy Milk Pea (Galactia volubilis), Durham, NC, 9/5/11 Desert Sand Verbena (Albronia villosa), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13 Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09          

 

New York Ironweed flower (Vernonia novaboracensis) closeup, NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09 Virginia Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica), NC Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/6/09 Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pennsylvanicum), Durham, NC, 9/7/09

 

 

Silktree (Albizia julibrissin), one of the last blooms this year.  American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/8/11 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. 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 Radish (Raphanus genus), Tennessee Valley-Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County, CA, 9/12/14 Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola), 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 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 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 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  

 
Rosepink (Sabatia angularis). A spider has connected two petals with its silk. Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/19/11 Salt-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) , Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 9/23/15  

 

   
Valley Redstem (Ammania coccinea), Jordan Lake inlet near Rte. 751, Chatham County, NC, 9/23/15 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 Trailing Wild Bean (Strophostyles helvola), one plant near parking lot, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 9/27/14 Purple False Foxglove (Agalinis purpurea), Durham, NC, 9/30/14      

 

 

 
Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris), Durham, NC, 10/12/12 New England Aster(Aster novae-angliae), 10/16/08 Sensitive Brier (Mimosa microphylla), Riverbend Park, Catawba County, NC, 9/24/09 Mystery flowers, probably in the Polygonaceae family. 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 Sandhill Chaffhead (Carphephorus bellidifolius), Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve, Southern Pines, NC, 10/18/16  

 

 

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. Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Durham, NC, 11/14/09.  The temperature was in the 60s, and Tropical Storm Ida had just come through.

 

Pennsylvania Smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum), Durham, NC, 11/16/18 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, 1/16/19 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 1/29/13 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/4/19

Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/6/19 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, NC, 2/20/10 Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 2/13/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola 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 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), 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. Ageratum genus, 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), 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 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 2/23/17 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

 
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), Durham, NC, 2/25/17 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 2/25/17

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

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

 

Persian Speedwells (Veronica persica), Durham, 3/3/11 Common Blue Violet (Viola 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), Durham, NC, 3/7/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia), Durham, NC, 3/9/11 Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica), Durham, 3/10/09. This is a very common plant with tiny flowers, appearing early in the year.

       
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 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), 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), Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Field Pansy (Viola bicolor), Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Little Periwinkle (Vinca minor), Penny's Bend Nature Preserve, Durham County, NC, 3/19/09 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia), Sandy Creek Park, Durham, NC, 3/19/10

 

         
Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Durham, 3/19/09.  Grape Hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum), Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, NC, 3/21/11 Common Blue Violets (Viola 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 Bluets (Houstonia caerulea), Durham, NC, 3/23/17 Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Common Blue Violet (Viola 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), Durham, NC, 3/26/18 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 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), 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 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus) flower, Durham, NC, 4/5/10

 

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 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 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 4/12/09 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 Common Blue Violet (Viola sororia) and Confederate Violet (Viola sororia priceana), Durham, NC, 4/11/19 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 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), Eno River State Park, Orange County, NC,4/14/17 Narrowleaf Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium), Swan Quarter, Hyde County, NC, 4/14/19 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 (Linaria 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 Blue Toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Ocracoke, Hyde County, NC, 4/21/16

 
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 Japanese Mazus (Mazus pumilus), Durham, NC, 4/23/14 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  

 

Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea), North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County, NC, 4/23/15 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

 

 
Crested Iris (Iris cristata), Montreat, Buncombe County, NC  4/27/14 Purple Bedstraw (Galium latifolium), 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 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 Purple Bedstraw (Galium latifolium), 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 Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica), Durham, NC, 5/6/18 Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 Lyre-leaved Sage (Salvia lyrata), Durham, NC, 5/5/19 Tall Mountain Larkspur (Delphinium scaposum ), Lake Lagunitas, Marin County, CA, 5/7/15 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 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  

 

   
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 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 Red Clover blossom (Trifolium pratense), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 5/27/11    

 

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis), Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX, 5/28/10 Ithuriel's Spear (Triteleia laxa), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, CA, 5/31/19 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

 

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)

 
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 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 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 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), 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 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

   
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

 

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 Winged Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus), Durham, NC, 7/14/19 Ripe (cultivated) blueberries (Vaccinium genus), Durham, NC, 7/15/09 Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta), 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    

 

 
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 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 Ironweed (Vernonia genus), Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 7/30/09 Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana), Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09.  Thanks to Janie Owens for ID. Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis) 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 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      

 

 
Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 8/18/11 Small lobelia, perhaps Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata), Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata), Mitchell County, NC, 8/19/14 Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta), 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 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 Dayflower (Commelina genus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09 Porcelainberry (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 8/25/09, an introduced plant.

 

 

         
Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana).  Actually, it might be a Virginia Dayflower: the differences are far from obvious!  Durham, NC, 8/29/09. Waterpods (Hydrolea quadrivalvis) common in the formerly adjoining pond, Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 8/30/15 ID thanks to Su Kim. Purple Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/3/11 Desert Sand Verbena (Albronia villosa), Stinson Beach, Marin County, CA, 9/5/13 Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), NC Botanical Garden, 9/6/09          

 

Purple Passionflowers (Passiflora incarnata) at Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, Orange County, NC, 9/10/11, the one on the left going to seed Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), Flat River Waterfowl Impoundment, Durham County, NC, 9/11/12 Whitemouth Dayflower (Commelina erecta), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09

 

 

         
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Flossflower (Ageratum genus), American Tobacco Trail, Durham, NC, 9/11/09 Lobelia (Lobelia genus), Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/13/09 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.          

 

Porcelainberry Vine (Ampelopsis brevipedunculata): blue and purple fruits only, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, Orange County, NC, 9/19/11 Morning glories (Ipomoea purpurea), Jordan Lake Dam, Chatham County, NC, 9/20/10

 

 
Carolina Dayflower (Commelina caroliniana), Durham, NC, 9/20/09 Dayflower (Commelina caroliana), Durham, NC, 9/22/18 Maybe Marsh Dew Flower (Murdannia keisak), a member of the Commelinaceae family.  Very common in rainy weather.  Durham, NC, 9/22/18  

 

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

 

 

         
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 Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Boone, Watauga County, NC, 10/15/18 Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata), Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, NC, 10/16/09 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 Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium genus), Durham, NC, 11/23/18 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 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 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 American Elm (Ulmus americana) seeds, Durham, NC, 3/18/19 Eastern Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) male catkin, Durham, NC, 3/24/10 Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), Durham, NC, 3/23/16 Female 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

 

 
Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum), a species introduced from China.  Durham, NC, 3/30/19 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

Female Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) flowers and leaves, Durham, NC, 4/2/18 Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) flowers, Durham, NC, 4/3/19 Eastern 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 Sassafras (Sassafras albidum), American Tobacco Trail (miles 4-6), Durham, NC, 4/13/09 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 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.

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 American Holly, Durham, NC, 5/8/09 Female Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) catkin, fully developed. Durham, NC, 5/10/19 Common Rush (Juncus effusus), Durham, NC, 5/10/19 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  

 

         
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 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    

 

 

 
Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum genus), Tanawha Trail (near the Linn Cove Viaduct Visitor Center, Avery County, NC, 7/8/16 Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum), with green seedheads, NC Botanical Garden, 7/17/09.  Two plants are seen here. Angelica genus, Moses Cone Memorial Park, Watauga County, NC, 8/12/09 Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii), Durham, NC, 5/9/19.  The tiny flowers are white in full bloom, but seem brown here. Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii) Durham, NC, 7/4/19.  The tiny flowers are white.  

 

 

         
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. 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. Cutleaf Groundcherry (Physalis angulata) fruit capsule and flower, Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/14/16.  This is officially an invasive species. False Nutsedge (Cyperus strigosus), Jordan Lake, Chatham County, NC, 10/28/17. Young plants on lake bed.          

 

Dog Fennel (Eupatorium capillifolium), Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, NC, 11/2/11 Striped Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata), Durham, NC, 11/27/08.  The flowers are white.

Brown and Black Wildflowers

       
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 Broadleaf Cattail (Typha latifolia), Durham, NC, 6/5/18 Spikelets of Common Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis); the anthers and styles are black. Durham, NC, 7/15/09 False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus) seedhead, Durham, NC, 7/14/19        

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