Furnace Run always has a nice surprise for me. On this day it was a robust clump of comfrey, looking happy as can be along the stream bank. With all the mugwort growing nearby, you could call it an herbalist's garden...
single isolated plant; low sandy terrace above stream bed; this is the white-flowered form, which I am not accustomed to seeing in gardens. It's beautiful.
Dwarf tree, 10' high; on slumped soil at bottom of steep cliff along Furnace Run.
An attempt to relocate a 30+ year old record for Cypripedium parviflorum resulted in this thing -- actually 3 of these small, weak-looking things, which look an awful lot like Cypripedium, but I just can't say for sure. Could be Epipactis?
This population was found under trees on a steep stream bank. Growing with Krigia biflora, Amphicarpaea bracteata, and Vicia caroliniana. The Vicia is significant, I think, because I notice it often grows in the same sites where Cypripedium grows (or used to grow) but seems to be able to persist in shaded conditions longer than that species.
Local; scattered population of 15-25 plants on mesic slope above stream in beech woods; strongly associated with mossy hummocks. Only two plants flowering, one male (long inflorescence), and one female (short inflorescence).
Rather local; small patch under trees next to large eroding cliff above stream; associated with Erigeron pulchellus, Calystegia spithamea, Desmodium nudiflorum, and Amphicarpaea bracteata. Flowers white.
Only 3 individuals seen, all on single inflorescence of Viburnum acerifolium. They appeared to be actively harvesting nectar from the shallow-cupped flowers (and in the process getting heavily dusted with pollen).
Common, forming patches of basal rosettes on steep eroding slope above stream; plants densely hairy, stems few-flowered.
cespitose, foliage pale green; in buttonbush depression with Bidens and other Carex spp., oak woods.
On sugar maple leaf
Near railroad tracks
Growing on moist bank.
On young Mimulus plants
On granite boulder