Uncommon, few plants observed; prairie-like forest edge on eroding slope, soil calcareous; plants perennial.
Locally common; eroding calcareous slope; less common in open areas, tending to reach greatest abundance under trees.
Infrequent; oaky slopes above wetland; soils with some calcareous influence, uncommon for this region. all observed plants with pale yellow flowers only.
Local; eroding slope above Cuyahoga River valley.
And one more for good luck. ;)
This species does not produce four-leaved clovers as much as T. repens does.... Adjacent to the plant in the photo there was a patch of T. repens which had an overwhelming amount of 4-, 5-, and 6-leaved clovers... must be something in the soil. This was photographed at the edge of an active cornfield...
I now have enough luck to last me for at least a decade, I think...
Uncommon, only 1 individual seen, resting on decorticated log, edge of mesophytic forest.
Uncommon; rich, moist slope under black maple. Associated with Diplazium pycnocarpon, Deparia acrostichoides, and Osmunda claytoniana. Pretty nice company, I'd say.
Locally common; rich, moist slopes, black maple forest above RR tracks.
It's hard to pick one, but this is probably my favorite fern. Always a smile when I come across it.
infrequent; rich, moist slopes above RR tracks, in light gaps in woods.
Locally common; rich slope above RR tracks, achieving greatest abundance in light gaps. I noticed this population exhibited herbivory from some unknown insect (I suspect a species of lepidoptera, but I could find no caterpillars -- perhaps they hide in leaf duff during the day?).
Uncommon; stream terrace in mesic woods. I noticed the flowers were popular with ants...
I came too late. All of these were past peak bloom, and it was difficult to find plants with more than one flower. I had to get a little creative to find an interesting shot ...
Local, single population restricted to stream terrace, edge of mesic woods.
Common dwarf tree in successional field, top of ridge.
Heavenly fragrance ....
I've added a photo with a halictid bee as pollinator -- hanging on an anther. What a life!
Caught a fly. I would like to see how these insects capture prey. They do not appear very fast or powerful.
Two individuals puddling on wet shore of small stream in woods. They are so tame when they do this; I could have reached out and touched them, if I had wanted to.
Infrequent in mesic woods with oaks.