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blubrdlvr

Date

September 2, 2015 07:18 AM EDT

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smooth ruellia Ruellia strepens

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rcurtis

Date

August 14, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Small patch along moist partially open trail

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northern water plantain Alisma triviale

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botany08

Date

July 25, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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stinging nettle Urtica dioica

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent along border of woods along Headwaters bike trail.

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poison sumac Toxicodendron vernix

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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.

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Whorled Rosinweed Silphium trifoliatum

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Frequent in sedge meadow and occasional in cinquefoil shrub fen.

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Common Soapwort Saponaria officinalis

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Frequent along Headwaters bike trail in weedy forest edge habitat.

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Canadian burnet Sanguisorba canadensis

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Common in shrubby cinquefoil fen and sedge meadow. Difficult to get a good photo because most inflorescences were weirdly malformed or otherwise ugly (beautiful).

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Pacific Willow Salix lucida

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Rare; single low shrub in shrubby cinquefoil fen.

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American Red Raspberry Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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.

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swamp dewberry Rubus hispidus

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Frequent trailing shrub in sedge meadow and on sphagnum hummocks in poor shrub fen.

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Swamp Rose Rosa palustris

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent in shrub fen; I only remember noting a few of these shrubs the entire day, seemed odd.

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Pinkster Flower Rhododendron periclymenoides

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Not sure if this is the right synonym for R. nudiflorum or not...

Rare; several shrubs in dry oak woods above shrub fen.

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small green wood orchid Platanthera clavellata

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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.

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Springs Clearweed Pilea fontana

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Abundant in disturbed areas of fen.

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royal fern Osmunda regalis

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Common in shrub swamp and, curiously, in sedge meadows, where it formed discrete "fern islands" amid the unceasing waves of Carex stricta.

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Fen Orchid Liparis loeselii

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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!

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Watercress Nasturtium officinale

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Locally abundant in seepage stream in disturbed areas of fen.

Delicious.

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scarlet bee balm Monarda didyma

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Apparently native population; local, scattered under Alnus in shrub swamp and occasional in swamp woods along stream.

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Virginia bunchflower Melanthium virginicum

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent; scattered in dappled shade along border of wet woods and shrub fen. 30+ plants.

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Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Uncommon; disturbed margin of wet woods under broken canopy.

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Pale Jewelweed Impatiens pallida

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Common along forest borders and along wooded streams.

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Kalm's Hawkweed Hieracium kalmii var. fasciculatum

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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.

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giant sunflower Helianthus giganteus

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

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.

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Great Willowherb Epilobium hirsutum

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Who calls this plant codlins-and-cream? Come on, iNaturalist, really?

What is a codlin?

Anyway,

Abundant weed in disturbed areas of fen.

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common wild yam Dioscorea villosa

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent vine in shrub swamp and along borders of upland forest along Headwaters bike trail.

Female.

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Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Abundant weed along Headwaters bike trail.

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shrubby cinquefoil Dasiphora fruticosa

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Common shrub in fen meadow.

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American hazelnut Corylus americana

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent shrub along border of upland forest and sedge meadow.

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Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

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bendingtree

Date

August 4, 2015

Description

Infrequent weed along Headwaters Bike Trail.