This is a female, as indicated by the full green body. The male has a blue abdomen, green face, and the thorax is both green and blue.
Tiny neon orange mushrooms sprouting from among the moss.
This is a male.
I think it's an Eastern Forktail immature female - not totally sure.
Lower bark threw me off, but I guess this one is pretty old. Upper bark on branches displays characteristic exfoliation.
About 7' tall. Whorled, serrated leaves, about 10" long maximum. 4-5 per whorl.
Is this some kind of insect gall or abnormality? Seems like a massive growth of leaves rather than a flowering structure.
About 5' to 6' tall in this area
Non native, possibly originated from Asia. Planted along steam in a historically developed, now reforested area. Opposite-leaf branching, and with leaves sprouting off of the main branches.
Found under the lumber bridge we were rebuilding.
On Threadleaf Bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii)
Golden on its back, Very long front legs