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Posted: 08 April 2012 09:58 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have seen some pretty cool wildflowers in the last week or so.


Trillium (Trillium spp.) by Laramore, on Flickr


Jack-in-the-Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) by Laramore, on Flickr


Dwarf Larkspur (Delphinium tricorne) by Laramore, on Flickr


Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) by Laramore, on Flickr


Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis) by Laramore, on Flickr

This last one I have seen growing everywhere since I was a kid but I cannot figure out what it is. I would imagine that it is considered more of a weed than a wildflower, and it may not even be native. If anyone here knows what it is I would appreciate you letting me know.


Unknown by Laramore, on Flickr

My latest blog post is on wildflowers and includes these and a few more.

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Posted: 08 April 2012 11:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I found out my mystery flower is a type of Fleabane. I think it is Annual Fleabane (Erigeron annuus). And it is native.

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Posted: 09 April 2012 05:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Cool pics buddy!!!

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Posted: 09 April 2012 09:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Thanks, I am really enjoying this new camera.

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Posted: 09 April 2012 10:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Very pretty pics. I remember seeing those last flowers as a little girl growing up and my Grandma always called them wild daisies.  Not sure if thats what they really are.. but thats what I grew up calling them..lol

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Posted: 10 April 2012 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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nice! as usual. i took a pic of the top one (trillium) last year at jubilee while shrooming. i didnt know what it was, but i do now.

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Posted: 10 April 2012 08:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Thanks guys.

T- I didn’t know the name of it until this year, had seen it all my life tough. I really like it. Compared to the way some of the other flowers have kind of a happy feel to them Trillium just looks kind of foreboding. I don’t know if it is the dark colors of it or what. It just seems like a BadA**.

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Posted: 11 April 2012 08:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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LOVELY! Two books that are reallllly helpful - IF you can find them anywhere… ( I inherited them from my mom) the first is an old Illinois Department of Conservation/Division of Forestry book titled Spring Woodland Wildflowers of Illinois; it’s probably about circa 1970 or so. I have no clue where you might be able to lay your hands on a copy though. Maybe try checking with interlibrary loan at your local library.

the other one might be a little easier to find, and it has a much larger scope - (the version I have was printed in 1972!) but at least it has an ISBN number that helps in searching for it smile

ISBN # 0-442-21704-8 A Guide in Full Color - Wildflowers and Weeds by Booth Courtney/ James H Zimmerman What I really like about this one is has many of what we consider “weeds” in it as well. Both have good descriptions and photos for references.

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Posted: 11 April 2012 10:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks G. I looked up the books and the first one is kind of pricey but the second can be had for less than 5 bucks used. I will probably pick that one up.

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