Large colony growing in the fissures of the bark of an American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). One of the few places in this area that I have observed this species and a beautiful, large colony.
Growing in open, dry areas along roadsides and overgrazed fields.
Found growing in limited areas along open roadsides.
Found on the ground near a Red Mulberry tree (Morus rubra).
Currently has ripening fruit and the Fox squirrels and Blue Jays are fighting for control.
In this area I rarely see an Eastern Box with the highly marked carapace. Usually the are a olive/brown with sometime just a hint of an underlying pattern.
Believe this may be sp. flebilis.
Terrible picture. Growing in open prairie after recent rains. Locally common.
Very limited number in seasonally moist area. Less than 10 plants found.
Scattered population in open prairie after recent rains.
Occasional specimens on exposed, eroded ground near roadside.
Common in large colonies in moist prairies, ditches etc.
Common in dry prairie soils.
Introduced and naturalizing. Occasional to common in moist areas.
Common prairie, roadside plant.
Common along roadsides.
Occasional along moist roadsides.
Feeding on Prairie Parsnip (Polytaenia nuttallii). Thinking P. polyxenes but leave it to those in the know....
What do you think?
Growing in humid woods after recent rainfall. Max <1.75 in width. Also saw dark brown in the area.
Most of the petals had fallen off. Growing in moist understory in deeply shaded forest.