Small patch along moist partially open trail
Infrequent along border of woods along Headwaters bike trail.
I have been waiting for the right moment to photograph this plant. Lord knows I've seen a lot of it lately (and still rash-free, believe it or not), but I've never felt the urge to take a photo until this day. There's still a better photo to be taken out there on some future foray, but I like this one for now.
Frequent on sphagnum hummocks in poor shrub fen with Alnus rugosa, but generally common throughout shrub swamp and fen.
Frequent in sedge meadow and occasional in cinquefoil shrub fen.
Frequent along Headwaters bike trail in weedy forest edge habitat.
Common in shrubby cinquefoil fen and sedge meadow. Difficult to get a good photo because most inflorescences were weirdly malformed or otherwise ugly (beautiful).
Rare; single low shrub in shrubby cinquefoil fen.
Scattered throughout shrub swamp and borders of wet woods.
Best raspberry I've tasted in a long time, honestly. Creamy consistency with hints of vanilla.
Frequent trailing shrub in sedge meadow and on sphagnum hummocks in poor shrub fen.
Infrequent in shrub fen; I only remember noting a few of these shrubs the entire day, seemed odd.
Not sure if this is the right synonym for R. nudiflorum or not...
Rare; several shrubs in dry oak woods above shrub fen.
Local population; frequent on sphagnum hummocks under Toxicodendron vernix and Alnus rugosa in poor shrub fen. 15-25 plants, half of which were in flower.
Abundant in disturbed areas of fen.
Common in shrub swamp and, curiously, in sedge meadows, where it formed discrete "fern islands" amid the unceasing waves of Carex stricta.
What is this? Doesn't really look like Platanthera clavellata, which was still in flower in open areas of the fen. I found this plant in deep shade growing in moss on the trunk of an overturned hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) in an alder shrub swamp. Single basal leaf with a short flowerstalk.
It vaguely resembles Platanthera obtusata, but it's too far out of range for that to be plausible. Help!
Locally abundant in seepage stream in disturbed areas of fen.
Apparently native population; local, scattered under Alnus in shrub swamp and occasional in swamp woods along stream.
Infrequent; scattered in dappled shade along border of wet woods and shrub fen. 30+ plants.
Uncommon; disturbed margin of wet woods under broken canopy.
Common along forest borders and along wooded streams.
What in the world is this plant? This keyed out to Hieracium canadense in Gleason and in Gray's manual, but the USDA website says the synonym for this species is H. kalmii var. fasciculatum. Furthermore, in Flora of North America, this is listed as a synonym for H. umbellatum. Whatever the name may be, this is an atypical specimen, with the single-flowered inflorescence.
Single plant in dry, weedy edge along Headwaters bike trail. Basal leaves absent, sap milky.
Frequent throughout fen meadow, emergent marsh, and in shrub swamp adjacent to woods. In full flower. Highly variable in shape and size of ray flowers, but herbage consistently coarse-hairy. I encountered some plants over 8 feet tall.
Who calls this plant codlins-and-cream? Come on, iNaturalist, really?
What is a codlin?
Abundant weed in disturbed areas of fen.
Infrequent vine in shrub swamp and along borders of upland forest along Headwaters bike trail.
Abundant weed along Headwaters bike trail.
Common shrub in fen meadow.
Infrequent shrub along border of upland forest and sedge meadow.