Tag Archives: Plantae

striped wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)

Chimaphila maculata (spotted wintergreen, also called striped wintergreen, striped prince’s pine, spotted pipsissewa, ratsbane, or rheumatism root) is a small (10–25 cm tall), perennial evergreen herb native to eastern North America and Central America, from southern Quebec west to Illinois, and … Continue reading

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little heartleaf (Hexastylis minor)

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black huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)

Gaylussacia baccata, the black huckleberry, is a common huckleberry found throughout a wide area of eastern North America. Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/119902949

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red maple (Acer rubrum)

Acer rubrum, the red maple, also known as swamp, water or soft maple, is one of the most common and widespread deciduous trees of eastern and central North America. The U.S. Forest service recognizes it as the most abundant native … Continue reading

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common bracken (Pteridium aquilinum)

Pteridium aquilinum (bracken, brake or common bracken), also known as eagle fern, and Eastern brakenfern, is a species of fern occurring in temperate and subtropical regions in both hemispheres. The extreme lightness of its spores has led to its global … Continue reading

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Italian thistle (Carduus pycnocephalus)

Carduus pycnocephalus, with common names including Italian thistle, Italian plumeless thistle, and Plymouth thistle, is a species of thistle. It is native to: the Mediterranean region in southern Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia; East Europe and the Caucasus; and … Continue reading

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Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

Vicia sativa, known as the common vetch, garden vetch, tare or simply vetch, is a nitrogen-fixing leguminous plant in the family Fabaceae. Although considered a weed when found growing in a cultivated grainfield, this hardy plant is often grown as … Continue reading

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bladder sedge (Carex intumescens)

Carex intumescens, also known as bladder sedge, is a species of Carex native to Canada and the eastern United States. Source: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/113244932

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Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)

Trillium cuneatum, the little sweet Betsy, also known as whip-poor-will flower, large toadshade, purple toadshade, and bloody butcher, is a species of flowering plant in the family Melanthiaceae. It is native to the southeastern United States but is especially common … Continue reading

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northern spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

Lindera benzoin (commonly called spicebush, common spicebush, northern spicebush, wild allspice, or Benjamin bush) is a shrub in the laurel family, native to eastern North America, ranging from New York to Ontario in the north, and to Kansas, Texas, and … Continue reading

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