Logo Coweeta Hydrologic Lab - 6
July 2017
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Late July 2017 Exploration:

Green_Wood_Orchid
Small Green Wood Orchid Orchid   (Platanthera clavellata)
One of a group of about ten, this was the first plant to come into bloom.



Orange_Fringed_Orchid
Yellow-Fringed Orchid   (Platanthera ciliaris)
Another orchid that was just coming into bloom here.



Orange_Fringed_Orchid
I prefer to call them Orange-Fringed Orchids (vs. Yellow...).


Milkwort
Field Milkwort   (Polygala sanguinea)


Milkwort
Field Milkwort, flower detail


Rattlesnake_Plantain
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid   (Goodyera pubescens)


Pepperbush
Deptford Pink   (Dianthus armeria)


Pale_Meadow_Beauty
Pale Meadow Beauty   (Rhexia mariana)


Butterflies_puddling
A variety of butterflies puddling along the road.


Dayflower
Dayflower   (Commelina sp.)


Turks_Cap_Lily
Turk's Cap Lilies   (Lilium superbum) were still blooming in profusion.


St_Andrews_Cross
St. Andrew's Cross   (Hypericum stragalum)


Veratrum_parviflorum
Appalachian Bunchflower   (Veratrum parviflorum)
Although we saw several plants with flower stalks, this single flower was the only one that had fully opened.



False_Foxglove
Downy False Foxglove   (Aureolaria virginica)
One of the nicer specimens I have seen; most have brown discoloration on the petals.



Harebell_plant
Southern Harebell   (Campanula divaricata)


Harebell_plant
Southern Harebell, individual flower.


Thalictrum_revolutum
Skunk Meadow Rue   (Thalictrum revolutum)


Arnoglossum atriplicifolium
Indian Plantain   (Arnoglossum atriplicifolium)


NewJerseyTea
New Jersey Tea   (Ceanothus americanus)


Butterfly_on_Phlox
Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly (Battus philenor) on Phlox


Fly_on_Tickseed
Hover Fly (family Syrphidae) on Tickseed (Coreopsis sp.) flower.


Starry_Campion
Starry Campion   (Silene stellata)


Pycnanthemum
One of the Mountain Mints   (Pycnanthemum sp.)


Bottlebrush
Eastern Bottle-brush Grass   (Elymus hystrix)


Skullcap
Downy Skullcap   (Scutellaria incana)


Skullcap
More Downy Skullcap


Skullcap_and_Thimbleweed
Skullcap and Thimbleweed


Milkweed_Tussock_Moth
Milkweed Tussock Moth (Euchaetias egle) on Poke Milkweed


Large_Milkweed_Bug
Large Milkweed Bug   (Oncopeltus fasciatus)


Black_Cohosh
Black Cohosh   (Actaea racemosa)


Turks_Cap_Lilies
A couple of deep red Turk's Cap Lilies


Germander
American Germander   (Teucrium canadense)


Rattlesnake
Timber Rattlesnake   (Crotalus horridus)


Rattlesnake
Timber Rattler


Virgins_Bower
Virgin's Bower   (Clematis virginiana)


Virgins_Bower
Virgin's Bower, showing vine characteristics


Monarda
White Bergamot, aka Basil Bee Balm   (Monarda clinopodia)



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