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bendingtree

Date

May 28, 2015

Description

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.

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devil's bit Chamaelirium luteum

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bendingtree

Date

May 28, 2015

Description

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).

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mace sedge (Carex grayi) Carex grayi

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jpalus

Date

May 25, 2015 06:53 PM EDT

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Veery Catharus fuscescens

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annfgilmore

Date

May 20, 2015 06:44 PM EDT

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Redear sunfish Lepomis microlophus

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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On granite boulder

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fibrous-rooted sedge Carex communis

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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brome-like sedge Carex bromoides

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015
Fungi

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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Allium burdickii Allium tricoccum var. burdickii

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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Scattered plants with narrow, green leaves and flower stalks half grown distinguish this variety from nearby patches of var. tricoccum, which are nearly completely yellowed and wilted away without any sign of a flowering stalk

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Cranefly Superfamily Tipuloidea

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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Yellow Flag Iris pseudacorus

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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maple-leaf viburnum Viburnum acerifolium

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

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showy orchis Galearis spectabilis

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015

Description

Lone plant

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Common Star-of-Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum

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rcurtis

Date

May 24, 2015 03:07 PM EDT

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon, few plants observed; prairie-like forest edge on eroding slope, soil calcareous; plants perennial.

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wild comfrey Cynoglossum virginianum

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Locally common; eroding calcareous slope; less common in open areas, tending to reach greatest abundance under trees.

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Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Infrequent; oaky slopes above wetland; soils with some calcareous influence, uncommon for this region. all observed plants with pale yellow flowers only.

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Scarlet Indian-paintbrush Castilleja coccinea

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Local; eroding slope above Cuyahoga River valley.

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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...

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Bee-like Robber Flies Genus Laphria

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon, only 1 individual seen, resting on decorticated log, edge of mesophytic forest.

...Laphria divisor?

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maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon; rich, moist slope under black maple. Associated with Diplazium pycnocarpon, Deparia acrostichoides, and Osmunda claytoniana. Pretty nice company, I'd say.

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diplazium pycnocarpon Homalosorus pycnocarpos

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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.

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Interrupted Fern Osmunda claytoniana

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

infrequent; rich, moist slopes above RR tracks, in light gaps in woods.

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great waterleaf Hydrophyllum appendiculatum

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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?).

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Atlantic camas Camassia scilloides

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

Uncommon; stream terrace in mesic woods. I noticed the flowers were popular with ants...

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Blue Eyed Mary Collinsia verna

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bendingtree

Date

May 18, 2015

Description

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.