Lanceleaf Wakerobin

Here’s a little throwback to a spring trip that resulted in an unexpected encounter with lanceleaf wakerobin (Trillium lancifolium). Up to this point, I was totally unaware of this species. Lanceleaf wakerobin occurs in only a few scattered locations in southeastern North America and is considered vulnerable to extinction due to habitat loss, unsustainable logging, and feral hogs. In Defense of Plants
I have always admired the poetry of some flower names.
Morning Glories
Butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Purple false foxglove (Agalinus purpurea)
Arrow-leaved tearthumb (Persicaria sagittata)
I saw one a while that was really good but I can’t remember what it was. The obscure ones you never hear about are often the best.
The devil’s grandmother?!
This has to be my new favorite common name, although I have no clue who the heck that could be referring to and how she relates to this Elephantopus tomentosus. Christina Calcaterra
  *A bit of synchronicity that turned up around the time I was preparing the post.

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