Blue cluster of flowers, stem 2 -2.5 tall. Growing in an open field. Also called Eastern Bluestar.
Whorl leaves with no apparent flower stalk. No idea where to start, there was nothing else like it nearby. It was growing under hardwoods.
This insect was sitting on a wild cherry twig, I couldn't get a good shot of his back, he kept flipping over.
These were growing on the bank of a small pond.
These 12-15 cm plants were found near a small pond. They remind me of tiny evergreen trees, and were growing in a patch about 4-5 feet across.
These flowers were found on two shrubs growing next to each other.
These large shrubs/small trees bear very small fruit resembling apples. The long spines on the branches earned them the name "Thorn Apples" when we were kids. The flowers don't smell pleasant.
Though they have similar flowers, the leaves of this mustard are very different from the one posted earlier:
This looks much like an oxeye daisy, but is very low to the ground and with different leaves. It's quite common in this area.
I didn't expect to see these in a county park....
I think this is round-lobed---sharp or round-lobed is a little ambiguous on this guy.
Probably sessile bellwort. Leaves not perforate.
Blue flowers, about 1-2 cm across. Six petals, greenish yellow centers. Very hairy stems. Didn't see any leaves. Is it a Hepatica?
Medium-size brown mushroom with slight knob on top, slightly darker than rest of the cap. Whitish gills become reddish pink with spores, and are free of the stem. Slim stem has no ring. Grows on the ground. Poisonous