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Wildflowers & More - May 2016
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Some uncommon plants from Martha's Meadow and more...

Early May


Dwarf_larkspur

Dwarf Larkspur   (Delphinium tricorne)
In Georgia, this plant is only found in a few NW counties.


Dwarf_larkspur
The flowers are usually a blue color at other locations...




Hoary puccoon

Hoary puccoon   (Lithospermum canescens)
Another plant that is only found in a few NW counties in Georgia.


Hoary puccoon





Skullcap

Leonard's Skullcap, aka Glade Skullcap
(Scutellaria leonardii, syn. Scutellaria parvula var. leonardii, or Scutellaria parvula var. missouriensis)
This rare, tiny plant is found in limestone glades in only two of Georgia's counties.


Skullcap
Finding these tiny flowers requires some careful searching.




Spiked_lobelia
Spiked Lobelia   (Lobelia spicata)




Yellow_oxalis
Yellow Wood-sorrel   (Oxalis stricta)




White_flower
White Blue-eyed Grass   (Sisyrinchium albidum)
Another plant which is only found in a few of Georgia's 159 counties.





Allium
Wild garlic, Wild onion   (Allium canadense)




Pondhawk_dragonfly
Eastern Pondhawk   (Erythemis simplicicollis)




Boathouse
Old boathouse at site of Victory Lake
The lake was drained by a series of sinkholes in the 1980s.




Late May

Matelea-Milkvine
Oldfield Milkvine   (Matelea decipiens)
Perhaps Climbing Milkvine (Matelea obliqua)





Helmet_skullcap
Helmet Skullcap, aka Hyssop Skullcap   (Scutellaria integrifolia)




Asclepias_viridis

Spider Milkweed, aka Green Antelopehorn   (Asclepias viridis))


Asclepias_viridis





Oenothera_fruticosa
Narrowleaf Evening Primrose   (Oenothera fruticosa)




Rudbeckia_hirta
Black-eyed Susan   (Rudbeckia hirta)




Horse_Nettle
Horse Nettle   (Solanum carolinense)



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