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Common Jewelweed Impatiens capensis

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 11:30 AM EDT

Description

Petals are orange-yellow and spotted. Two sepals are yellowish and membranous, and the third sepal is large, conical, spurred, and petal-like. The capsules are explosively dehiscent. The flower fell off in transit.

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EKY

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White Grass Leersia virginica

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

A grass with sharp, recurved spines on the leaf margins. The base of the inflorescence is enclosed in the sheath. The sheath is mostly smooth both above and below the joint.

Tags

EKY

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Blue Waxweed Cuphea viscosissima

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 10:45 AM EDT

Description

A short plant growing in dense clusters. The plant has six purple, distinctly separate petals at the end of a long hypanthium. The plant is covered in sticky hairs.

Tags

EKY

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Canada Clearweed Pilea pumila

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Leaves are broad with distinct teeth and palmate venation. Small flowers are clustered in axillary panicles. The plant lacks stinging trichomes.

Tags

EKY

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Common Boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 11:30 AM EDT

Description

The plant has heads of white disk flowers, a pubescent stem, and perfoliate leaves. The phyllaries are strongly imbricate.

Tags

EKY

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Soft Rush Juncus effusus

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 10, 2015 12:00 PM EDT

Description

Growing in clumps. The plant has a soft stem and an inflorescence of numerous small, brown, tulip-like flowers appearing to emerge from the stem.

Tags

EKY

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Allegheny Stonecrop Hylotelephium telephioides

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 5, 2015 09:00 AM EDT

Description

The plant is succulent with a cymose inflorescence of pale pink flowers. Because this plant typically grows on wooded cliffs and this specimen was found growing by an urban pond, it was probably planted.

Tags

EKY

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Blue Mistflower Conoclinium coelestinum

Observer

sfulton93

Date

October 5, 2015 09:00 AM EDT

Description

Heads of small, purple-blue disk flowers on conic receptacles. The leaves are opposite and toothed.

Tags

EKY

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Rough Cockspur Echinochloa muricata

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Grass with dorsally compressed spikelets and hardened fertile lemmas and paleas. The florets are green and reddish. Distinct awns and bristles. No ligules. Apexes of fertile lemmas taper to tip, and some bristles have pustulate bases.

Tags

EKY

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Rough Cocklebur Xanthium strumarium

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Herbaceous plant with purple-red stems and petioles. Spiky, bur-like fruits are clustered in the leaf axils.

Tags

EKY

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Dotted Knotweed Persicaria punctata

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Inflorescence a spike of small, white flowers with five tepals. The flowers are not closely overlapping, and the lower flowers are more distant. The plant has ciliate ocreae. Distinct peppery taste. Glandular dots are present on the calyx.

Tags

EKY

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Swamp Smartweed Persicaria hydropiperoides

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Inflorescence a spike of small white and pink flowers with 5 tepals. No peppery taste. No glandular dots on the calyx. Ocreolae cilia of less than 2 mm and ocreae cilia of 2 to 10 mm. Leaves up to 15 mm wide. Appressed trichomes on the outer ocreae surface.

Tags

EKY

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Great Blue Lobelia Lobelia siphilitica

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Herbaceous plant with zygomorphic, bilabiate, deep blue flowers. The calyx has noticeable auricles.

Tags

EKY

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Straw-colored Flatsedge Cyperus strigosus

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 25, 2015 11:00 AM EDT

Description

Small sedge with a smooth, slightly angled stem and terminal clusters of golden spikelets. The plant has trigonous achenes and trifid styles. Spikelet scales are approximately 3.5 mm long.

Tags

EKY

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Devil's Beggarticks Bidens frondosa

Observer

sfulton93

Date

September 8, 2015 10:30 AM EDT

Description

Herbaceous plant with dense heads of yellow-orange disk flowers subtended by two series of phyllaries; outer series consisting of eight long, leaf-like phyllaries with ciliate margins. The leaves are 1-pinnately compound and are oppositely arranged.

Tags

EKY
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