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eastern skunk cabbage - Photo (c) James Ellison, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
eastern skunk cabbage Info
Eastern Skunk Cabbage, Clumpfoot Cabbage, Foetid Pothos, Meadow Cabbage, Polecat Weed, Skunk Cabbage, or Swamp Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), commonly known as simply Skunk Cabbage, is a low growing, foul smelling plant that prefers wetlands. Native to eastern North America, it ranges from Nova Scotia and southern Quebec west to Minnesota, and south to North Carolina and Tennessee. It is protected as endangered in Tennessee. (From Wikipedia)
Pink Alumroot - Photo (c) Stan Shebs, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
Pink Alumroot Info
Heuchera rubescens, with common name is pink alumroot, is a species of Heuchera. (From Wikipedia)
Wood Cow-wheat - Photo (c) Per Ola Wiberg, some rights reserved (CC BY) CC
Wood Cow-wheat Info
Melampyrum nemorosum is an herbaceous flowering plant in the broomrape family, Orobanchaceae. It is native to Europe. In Sweden it is called natt och dag. (From Wikipedia)
Mountain Ash - Photo (c) Jon Sullivan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC) CC
Mountain Ash Info
Sorbus is a genus of about 100–200 species of trees and shrubs in the Rose family Rosaceae. Species of Sorbus (s.l.) are commonly known as whitebeam, rowan, service tree, and mountain-ash. The exact number of species is disputed depending on the circumscription of the genus, and also due to the number of apomictic microspecies, which some treat as distinct species but others group in a smaller number of variable species. Recent treatments treat Sorbus in a (From Wikipedia)
Serviceberries - Photo (c) J Brew, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Serviceberries Info
Amelanchier (/æməˈlænʃɪər/ am-ə-LAN-sheer), also known as shadbush, shadwood or shadblow, serviceberry or sarvisberry, wild pear, juneberry, saskatoon, sugarplum or wild-plum, and chuckley pear is a genus of about 20 species of deciduous-leaved shrubs and small trees in the Rose family (Rosaceae). (From Wikipedia)
St. John's wort - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
St. John's wort Info
Hypericum /ˌhaɪˈpɪərɨkəm/ is a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants in the family Hypericaceae (formerly often considered a subfamily of Clusiaceae). (From Wikipedia)
scouler's willow - Photo (c) faerthen, all rights reserved, uploaded by faerthen C
scouler's willow Info
Salix scouleriana (Scouler's willow; syn. S. brachystachys Benth., S. capreoides Anderss., S. flavescens Nutt., S. nuttallii Sarg., S. stagnalis Nutt.) is a species of willow native to western North America, from south central Alaska east to western Northwest Territory, central Manitoba, and the Black Hills of South Dakota, and south through the Rocky Mountains to Coahuila, and along the coast through British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and the Sierra Nevada in California. Other names occasionally used include... (From Wikipedia)
Lamiales - Photo (c) Kate's Photo Diary, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Lamiales Info
Lamiales is an order in the asterid group of dicotyledonous flowering plants. It includes approximately 24,000species divided into about 20 families. Well-known or economically important members of this order include lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, the ash tree, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, and a number of table herbs such as mint, basil, and rosemary. (From Wikipedia)
Mariposa Lilies - Photo (c) Claire Woods, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
Mariposa Lilies Info
Calochortus /ˌkælɵˈkɔrtəs/ is a genus of plants that includes herbaceous, perennial and bulbous species. The genus includes approximately 70 species distributed in North America from south west British Columbia to northern Guatemala and east to Nebraska and the Dakotas. Calochortus is the most widely dispersed genus of Liliaceae on the North American Pacific coast. Of these, 28 species are endemic to California. The genus Calochortus includes Mariposas (or Mariposa lilies) with open wedge-shaped petals, Globe lilies... (From Wikipedia)
Orthocarpus - Photo (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
Orthocarpus Info
Orthocarpus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae. They are native to North America. A number of species formerly included in this genus have been transferred to the genus Castilleja, of the Indian Paintbrush named plants. (From Wikipedia)
wax currant - Photo (c) Patrick Alexander, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND) CC
wax currant Info
Ribes cereum is a species of currant known by the common names wax currant and squaw currant (R. c. var. pedicellare is known as whisky currant). It is native to western North America, including British Columbia and much of the western United States, where it grows in several types of habitat, including mountain forests in alpine climates, sagebrush, and woodlands. It can grow in many types of soils, including sandy and clay substrates, serpentine soils, and... (From Wikipedia)
snowberries - Photo (c) Leonora Enking, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
snowberries Info
Symphoricarpos, with common names in English of Snowberry, Waxberry or Ghostberry, is a small genus of about 15 species of deciduous shrubs in the honeysuckle family, Caprifoliaceae. With the exception of the Chinese coralberry, S. sinensis, which is indigenous to western China, all species are native to North and Central America. The name of the genus is derived from the Greek words συμφορειν (symphorein), meaning "to bear together," and καρπος (karpos), meaning "fruit." It refers to... (From Wikipedia)
Hyssop - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA) CC
Hyssop Info
Agastache (giant hyssop) is a genus of 9–12 species of aromatic flowering herbaceous perennial plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern Asia (one species) and North America (the rest). (From Wikipedia)
goldenbush - Photo (c) Matt Lavin, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA) CC
goldenbush Info
Ericameria is a genus of shrubs in the Asteraceae or daisy family known by the common names goldenbush, rabbitbrush, turpentine bush, and rabbitbush. They are distributed in the arid western United States and northern Mexico. Bright yellow flowers adorn the plants in late summer. Ericameria nauseosa, (synonym Chrysothamnus nauseosus), is known for its production of latex. (From Wikipedia)

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