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)