Cedars of Lebanon, Long Hunter State Parks and Radnor Lake State Natural Area (near Nashville)

Cedars of Lebanon State Park is located in Lebanon, TN east of Nashville. It is unique for the cedar glades and the plants that live in them.
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1 <strong>Cedars of Lebanon State Park</strong> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=111048428162997367442.0004429ba882ac4533c89&ll=36.095164,-86.318893&spn=0.14287,0.312767&t=p&z=12&om=1"> map...</a> is not an east Tennessee ...

Cedars of Lebanon State Park map... is not an east Tennessee ...

Cedars of Lebanon State Park map... is not an east Tennessee park, it is in middle TN (just east of Nashville). However, it has such unique habitats and different plants I decided to include it on this site. Cedar Glades are areas of limestone with little or no soil. As the soil gets deeper, shrubs and small cedar (Juniper) trees can grow. I was excited to find 44 different wildflowers growing in the park, 5 were endemic, and 11 were new to me. It turned out to be a very "florally profitable" trip! 3189
2 <strong>Nashville Breadroot</strong>
<em>Pediomelum subacaule </em> /Pea Family
April 29, 2006<br>
This plant was one of the main reasons why we went to the Wildflower Pilgrimage at Cedars of Lebanon, so I was pretty discouraged when the lady in the...

Nashville Breadroot Pediomelum subacaule /Pea Family April 29, 2006
This plant was one of the main reasons why we went to the Wildflower Pilgrimage at Cedars of Lebanon, so I was pretty discouraged when the lady in the...

Nashville Breadroot Pediomelum subacaule /Pea Family April 29, 2006
This plant was one of the main reasons why we went to the Wildflower Pilgrimage at Cedars of Lebanon, so I was pretty discouraged when the lady in the visitors center said they were gone! Fortunately, there were still a few late bloomers hanging in there that I got to see. It is endemic to the cedar glades. Formerly known as: Psoralea subacaulis map...
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3 What a disappointment it was to see this ugly, <u>and</u> illegal, dump along a road in the State Forest bordering the park. We stopped here during the wildflower pilgrimage motorcade. It is a shame people see these areas as useless, waste grounds. A c...

What a disappointment it was to see this ugly, and illegal, dump along a road in the State Forest bordering the park. We stopped here during the wildflower pilgrimage motorcade. It is a shame people see these areas as useless, waste grounds. A c...

What a disappointment it was to see this ugly, and illegal, dump along a road in the State Forest bordering the park. We stopped here during the wildflower pilgrimage motorcade. It is a shame people see these areas as useless, waste grounds. A close look in the cedar glades reveals a wealth of wildflowers and insects. 1714
4 <strong>Tennessee Milk Vetch</strong>
<em>Astragalus tennesseensis</em> / Pea Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I was excited to find this plant blooming in one of the cedar glades in the park. The leaves and flowers are hairy, an adaptation to help it surv...

Tennessee Milk Vetch Astragalus tennesseensis / Pea Family April 29, 2006
I was excited to find this plant blooming in one of the cedar glades in the park. The leaves and flowers are hairy, an adaptation to help it surv...

Tennessee Milk Vetch Astragalus tennesseensis / Pea Family April 29, 2006
I was excited to find this plant blooming in one of the cedar glades in the park. The leaves and flowers are hairy, an adaptation to help it survive the harsh conditions of the glades. Plants in the Astragalus species are highly poisonous to cattle, horses, and sheep, they contain selenium, nitro compounds, swainsonine. map...
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5 <strong>Glade Phlox</strong>
<em>Phlox bifida stellaria</em> /Pink Family
<span style="color:purple;">Rare</span>
April 29, 2006<br>
I saw only 3 of these flowers blooming at the Couchville Cedar Glades at Long Hunter State Park near Mt. Juliet. Th...

Glade Phlox Phlox bifida stellaria /Pink Family Rare April 29, 2006
I saw only 3 of these flowers blooming at the Couchville Cedar Glades at Long Hunter State Park near Mt. Juliet. Th...

Glade Phlox Phlox bifida stellaria /Pink Family Rare April 29, 2006
I saw only 3 of these flowers blooming at the Couchville Cedar Glades at Long Hunter State Park near Mt. Juliet. The plant has very thin leaves. It is endemic to the area. map...
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6 <strong>Gattinger's Lobelia</strong>  
<em>Lobelia appendiculata gattingeri</em> / Bluebell Family
Height: 6" - 12"
April 29, 2006<br>
I was delighted to find this tiny flower blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glades. It was growing in the mowed tra...

Gattinger's Lobelia Lobelia appendiculata gattingeri / Bluebell Family Height: 6" - 12" April 29, 2006
I was delighted to find this tiny flower blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glades. It was growing in the mowed tra...

Gattinger's Lobelia Lobelia appendiculata gattingeri / Bluebell Family Height: 6" - 12" April 29, 2006
I was delighted to find this tiny flower blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glades. It was growing in the mowed trail and I saw another in the taller grass. This is another plant that is endemic to the glades. I was excited to find 5 plants that are endemic to the cedar glades on this trip! map...
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7 The limestone of the Cedar Glades often have interesting fossils such as this large cephalopod (top) and the curled gastropod. It is hard to believe that middle Tennessee was once under a shallow ocean millions of years ago, but the fossil record is ob...

The limestone of the Cedar Glades often have interesting fossils such as this large cephalopod (top) and the curled gastropod. It is hard to believe that middle Tennessee was once under a shallow ocean millions of years ago, but the fossil record is ob...

The limestone of the Cedar Glades often have interesting fossils such as this large cephalopod (top) and the curled gastropod. It is hard to believe that middle Tennessee was once under a shallow ocean millions of years ago, but the fossil record is obvious. How else could ancient fossils end up hundreds of miles from the ocean?! When I was a child growing up in this area, I loved hunting for fossils in the limestone along the lakeshores. I once found a large crinoid stem filled with quartz crystals, what an exciting find! 2808
8 <strong>Glade Sandwort</strong>
<em>Arenaria patula</em> / Pink Family
April 29, 2006<br>
These pretty little white flowers decorate the ground in the cedar barrens. 
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Glade Sandwort Arenaria patula / Pink Family April 29, 2006
These pretty little white flowers decorate the ground in the cedar barrens.

Glade Sandwort Arenaria patula / Pink Family April 29, 2006
These pretty little white flowers decorate the ground in the cedar barrens. map...
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9 <strong>Glade Sandwort</strong>  Family
<em>Arenaria patula</em> / Pink Family
April 29, 2006<br>
It is amazing how these plants can grow in such an inhospitable habitat as in cracks in limestone.

Glade Sandwort Family Arenaria patula / Pink Family April 29, 2006
It is amazing how these plants can grow in such an inhospitable habitat as in cracks in limestone.

Glade Sandwort Family Arenaria patula / Pink Family April 29, 2006
It is amazing how these plants can grow in such an inhospitable habitat as in cracks in limestone.
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10 <strong>Widow's Cross</strong>  
<em>Sedum pulchellum</em> / Sedum Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I remember seeing this plant when I went to Cedars of Lebanon as a kid on Girl Scout camping trips. We called it "Crow's Foot" then. Widow's Cross forms lar...

Widow's Cross Sedum pulchellum / Sedum Family April 29, 2006
I remember seeing this plant when I went to Cedars of Lebanon as a kid on Girl Scout camping trips. We called it "Crow's Foot" then. Widow's Cross forms lar...

Widow's Cross Sedum pulchellum / Sedum Family April 29, 2006
I remember seeing this plant when I went to Cedars of Lebanon as a kid on Girl Scout camping trips. We called it "Crow's Foot" then. Widow's Cross forms large pink mats that grow on the limestone soil. It can be seen from I-40 in some areas. It is related to the white-flowered Stonecrop found in east Tennessee. Winter annual map...
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11 <strong>Small Skullcap</strong>  
<em>Scutellaria parvula</em> / Mint Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I liked the pretty purple polka-dotted flowers of this skullcap. The dots are nectar guides for pollinating insects. 
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Small Skullcap Scutellaria parvula / Mint Family April 29, 2006
I liked the pretty purple polka-dotted flowers of this skullcap. The dots are nectar guides for pollinating insects.

Small Skullcap Scutellaria parvula / Mint Family April 29, 2006
I liked the pretty purple polka-dotted flowers of this skullcap. The dots are nectar guides for pollinating insects. map...
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12 <strong>Southern Stoneseed</strong>  Family
<em>Lithospermum tuberosum</em> / Forget-Me_Not Family
April 28, 2006<br>
I found this plant growing in Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The species name and the common name are the same, <em>litho</em> means...

Southern Stoneseed Family Lithospermum tuberosum / Forget-Me_Not Family April 28, 2006
I found this plant growing in Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The species name and the common name are the same, litho means...

Southern Stoneseed Family Lithospermum tuberosum / Forget-Me_Not Family April 28, 2006
I found this plant growing in Cedars of Lebanon State Park. The species name and the common name are the same, litho means "stone", and spermum means "seed". map...
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13 <strong>Spinypod</strong>  Family
<em>Matelea carolinensis</em> / Milkweed Family
April 29, 2006<br>
These flowers are so dark maroon they almost look black. It is related to the Climbing Milkvine I found in Oak Ridge last year. 
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Spinypod Family Matelea carolinensis / Milkweed Family April 29, 2006
These flowers are so dark maroon they almost look black. It is related to the Climbing Milkvine I found in Oak Ridge last year.

Spinypod Family Matelea carolinensis / Milkweed Family April 29, 2006
These flowers are so dark maroon they almost look black. It is related to the Climbing Milkvine I found in Oak Ridge last year. map...
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14 <strong>Sunnybells</strong>  
<em>Schoenolirion croceum</em> / Lily Family
<span style="color:purple;">Rare</span>
April 29, 2006<br>
I was delighted when the botanists on the wildflower pilgrimage said that we would be seeing Sunnybells. I had see...

Sunnybells Schoenolirion croceum / Lily Family Rare April 29, 2006
I was delighted when the botanists on the wildflower pilgrimage said that we would be seeing Sunnybells. I had see...

Sunnybells Schoenolirion croceum / Lily Family Rare April 29, 2006
I was delighted when the botanists on the wildflower pilgrimage said that we would be seeing Sunnybells. I had seen it listed in my wildflower books many times and I was enchanted by the happy name of the plant. The speaker at the wildflower pilgrimage mentioned that I-840, the Nashville bypass, detoured an area with these plants to avoid destroying them. Thank goodness for the EIS (Environmental Impact Statement)! Perennial map...
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15 Sunnybells and Crab Spider

Sunnybells and Crab Spider

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16 <strong>Rose Verbena </strong>  Family
<em>Verbena canadensis</em> / Vervain Family
April 29, 2006<br>
These bright pink flowers are so pretty where they bloom along the roadsides. I liked the way this one bloomed in a circle. :)
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Rose Verbena Family Verbena canadensis / Vervain Family April 29, 2006
These bright pink flowers are so pretty where they bloom along the roadsides. I liked the way this one bloomed in a circle. :) Perennial

Rose Verbena Family Verbena canadensis / Vervain Family April 29, 2006
These bright pink flowers are so pretty where they bloom along the roadsides. I liked the way this one bloomed in a circle. :) Perennial map...
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17 <strong>Blue Wild Indigo </strong> / Pea Family
<em>Baptisia australis</em> / Pea Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I cheated on this photo, I took it in a butterfly garden in Burgess Falls SP. It has large purple pea-like flowers and pinnately compound lea...

Blue Wild Indigo / Pea Family Baptisia australis / Pea Family April 29, 2006
I cheated on this photo, I took it in a butterfly garden in Burgess Falls SP. It has large purple pea-like flowers and pinnately compound lea...

Blue Wild Indigo / Pea Family Baptisia australis / Pea Family April 29, 2006
I cheated on this photo, I took it in a butterfly garden in Burgess Falls SP. It has large purple pea-like flowers and pinnately compound leaves. Perennial
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18 <strong>Couchville Cedar Glade</strong> is a protected area located within Long Hunter State Park. The limestone is close to the surface and in areas like this, there is no topsoil. I found Glade Phlox, Nashville Breadroot, False Garlic, and Gattinger'...

Couchville Cedar Glade is a protected area located within Long Hunter State Park. The limestone is close to the surface and in areas like this, there is no topsoil. I found Glade Phlox, Nashville Breadroot, False Garlic, and Gattinger'...

Couchville Cedar Glade is a protected area located within Long Hunter State Park. The limestone is close to the surface and in areas like this, there is no topsoil. I found Glade Phlox, Nashville Breadroot, False Garlic, and Gattinger's Lobelia blooming here. This was a creekbed flowing at the back of the glade. 1766
19 Periodically, cedar glades must be burned to prevent the encroachment of shrubs and trees. Fire is not always a bad thing!

Periodically, cedar glades must be burned to prevent the encroachment of shrubs and trees. Fire is not always a bad thing!

Periodically, cedar glades must be burned to prevent the encroachment of shrubs and trees. Fire is not always a bad thing! 1559
20 <strong>Western Daisy</strong>  
<em>Astranthium integrifolium</em> /Aster Family
April 29, 2006<br> 
This was another "cheater", I found it blooming at the Long Hunter State Park visitors center.

Western Daisy Astranthium integrifolium /Aster Family April 29, 2006
This was another "cheater", I found it blooming at the Long Hunter State Park visitors center.

Western Daisy Astranthium integrifolium /Aster Family April 29, 2006
This was another "cheater", I found it blooming at the Long Hunter State Park visitors center.
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21 <strongPrickly Pear Cactus</strong>  
<em>Opuntia humifusa</em> / Cactus Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I missed seeing the flowers of this cactus in bloom, we were a few weeks too early. It will have beautiful yellow flowers in May. These cacti are fair...

Opuntia humifusa / Cactus Family April 29, 2006
I missed seeing the flowers of this cactus in bloom, we were a few weeks too early. It will have beautiful yellow flowers in May. These cacti are fair...

Opuntia humifusa / Cactus Family April 29, 2006
I missed seeing the flowers of this cactus in bloom, we were a few weeks too early. It will have beautiful yellow flowers in May. These cacti are fairly common on the cedar glades. I've seen cacti in some places I never expected, the most surprising to me was near the beach in the U.S, Virgin Islands! Look at these interesting plants, but don't touch! The tiny thorns called "glochids" cause a lot of pain when they break off in your skin. Perennial
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22 <strong>False Wild Garlic</strong>  
<em>Nothoscordum bivalve </em> / Family
April 29, 2006<br>
These were common on the cedar glades. I found these blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade.
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False Wild Garlic Nothoscordum bivalve / Family April 29, 2006
These were common on the cedar glades. I found these blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade. Perennial

False Wild Garlic Nothoscordum bivalve / Family April 29, 2006
These were common on the cedar glades. I found these blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade. Perennial map...
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23 <strong>Long-styled Glade Cress</strong>  
<em>Leavenworthia stylosa</em> /Mustard Family
April 29, 2006<br>
When I heard that these plants had been blooming in profusion in March, I figured it would be next year before I could get to see it. Howeve...

Long-styled Glade Cress Leavenworthia stylosa /Mustard Family April 29, 2006
When I heard that these plants had been blooming in profusion in March, I figured it would be next year before I could get to see it. Howeve...

Long-styled Glade Cress Leavenworthia stylosa /Mustard Family April 29, 2006
When I heard that these plants had been blooming in profusion in March, I figured it would be next year before I could get to see it. However, I found 3 individual plants in 3 places that were in bloom! I was lucky to find it. I only need one flower to count! They are very small plants (~3" tall), so this one could have been easily crushed under the many feet of the pilgrimage participants. Many people were amazed that I had seen this tiny plant. I always have my "floral radar" on to help find new flowers. Winter annual map...
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24 <strong>Prairie Larkspur; Pale Larkspur</strong>  
<em>Delphinium virescens</em> / Buttercup Family
April 29, 2006<br> 
I found 2 of these plants on the side of the road near a cedar glade at the edge of Cedars of Lebanon SP. I was used to seeing pu...

Prairie Larkspur; Pale Larkspur Delphinium virescens / Buttercup Family April 29, 2006
I found 2 of these plants on the side of the road near a cedar glade at the edge of Cedars of Lebanon SP. I was used to seeing pu...

Prairie Larkspur; Pale Larkspur Delphinium virescens / Buttercup Family April 29, 2006
I found 2 of these plants on the side of the road near a cedar glade at the edge of Cedars of Lebanon SP. I was used to seeing purple larkspurs, so this one was very different. Perennial map...
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25 <strong>Slender-flowered Beardstongue</strong>  
<em>Penstemon tenuiflorus</em> / Family
April 28, 2006<br>
Beardtongues are named for the hairy lower lip on the flowers. This was a fairly common plant at Cedars of Lebanon. 
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Slender-flowered Beardstongue Penstemon tenuiflorus / Family April 28, 2006
Beardtongues are named for the hairy lower lip on the flowers. This was a fairly common plant at Cedars of Lebanon. Perennial

Slender-flowered Beardstongue Penstemon tenuiflorus / Family April 28, 2006
Beardtongues are named for the hairy lower lip on the flowers. This was a fairly common plant at Cedars of Lebanon. Perennial map...
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26 <strong>Purple Beardtongue; Hairy Beard Tongue </strong>  
<em>Penstemon hirsutus</em> / Family
April 29, 2006<br>
I found this plant blooming at the visitors center of Long Hunter SP near Mt. Juliet, TN. Note the curled stamens inside the flowers.
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Purple Beardtongue; Hairy Beard Tongue Penstemon hirsutus / Family April 29, 2006
I found this plant blooming at the visitors center of Long Hunter SP near Mt. Juliet, TN. Note the curled stamens inside the flowers. ...

Purple Beardtongue; Hairy Beard Tongue Penstemon hirsutus / Family April 29, 2006
I found this plant blooming at the visitors center of Long Hunter SP near Mt. Juliet, TN. Note the curled stamens inside the flowers. Perennial map...
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27 <strong>Downy Wood Mint</strong> 
<em>Blephilia ciliata</em> / Mint Family
April 29, 2006 <br>
I found this pretty mint blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade. I like the way it blooms in "tiers"! It is a fairly common plant in Tennessee, I have fou...

Downy Wood Mint Blephilia ciliata / Mint Family April 29, 2006
I found this pretty mint blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade. I like the way it blooms in "tiers"! It is a fairly common plant in Tennessee, I have fou...

Downy Wood Mint Blephilia ciliata / Mint Family April 29, 2006
I found this pretty mint blooming in the Couchville Cedar Glade. I like the way it blooms in "tiers"! It is a fairly common plant in Tennessee, I have found it in the Smokies and in Oak Ridge. Perennial map...
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28 <strong>Tennessee Coneflower</strong>
<em>Echinacea tennesseensis</em> /Aster Family
<span style="color:purple;">Rare; Endangered</span>
June 22, 2006<br>
We stopped by Cedars of Lebanon State Park on the way to Nashville before we flew to Californ...

Tennessee Coneflower Echinacea tennesseensis /Aster Family Rare; Endangered June 22, 2006
We stopped by Cedars of Lebanon State Park on the way to Nashville before we flew to Californ...

Tennessee Coneflower Echinacea tennesseensis /Aster Family Rare; Endangered June 22, 2006
We stopped by Cedars of Lebanon State Park on the way to Nashville before we flew to California the next day. I was only able to find these flowers blooming in one spot, they had been planted, I didn't find any in the cedar glades. A park ranger told me that these beautiful flowers were once plentiful in the fields near Lebanon. map...
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29 <strong>Tennessee Coneflower</strong>

Tennessee Coneflower

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30 <strong>Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower</strong> 
<em>Ratibida pinnata</em> / Aster Family
June 22, 2006<br>
I found this patch of coneflowers blooming along a road in the State Forest just outside the park. The flowers of this plant look...

Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata / Aster Family June 22, 2006
I found this patch of coneflowers blooming along a road in the State Forest just outside the park. The flowers of this plant look...

Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata / Aster Family June 22, 2006
I found this patch of coneflowers blooming along a road in the State Forest just outside the park. The flowers of this plant look like droopy Black-eyed Susans. map...
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31 <strong>False Aloe; Rattlesnake Master</strong>
<em>Manfreda virginica</em> / Agave Family
June 22, 2006<br>
Don't confuse this plant with the other Rattlesnake Master, <em>Erygium yuccifolium</em>. which is in the Parsley Family. This odd flower ha...

False Aloe; Rattlesnake Master Manfreda virginica / Agave Family June 22, 2006
Don't confuse this plant with the other Rattlesnake Master, Erygium yuccifolium. which is in the Parsley Family. This odd flower ha...

False Aloe; Rattlesnake Master Manfreda virginica / Agave Family June 22, 2006
Don't confuse this plant with the other Rattlesnake Master, Erygium yuccifolium. which is in the Parsley Family. This odd flower has no petals, it is like a "stripped down" flower! Formerly known as: Agave virginica map...
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32 <strong>Limestone Fameflower</strong>
<em>Talinum calcarium</em> / Purslane Family
June 22, 2006
If not for the hot pink flowers, these tiny plants would be easily overlooked. I found this one blooming on limestone in a cedar glade on the border of ...

Limestone Fameflower Talinum calcarium / Purslane Family June 22, 2006 If not for the hot pink flowers, these tiny plants would be easily overlooked. I found this one blooming on limestone in a cedar glade on the border of ...

Limestone Fameflower Talinum calcarium / Purslane Family June 22, 2006 If not for the hot pink flowers, these tiny plants would be easily overlooked. I found this one blooming on limestone in a cedar glade on the border of the park. I had looked in several areas and had about given up on finding it, this was our last stop. map... 2041
33 <strong>Limestone Fameflower</strong> (close-up)

Limestone Fameflower (close-up)

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34 <strong>Slender Heliotrope</strong>
<em>Heliotropium tenellum</em> / Forget-Me-Not Family
This little plant stumped me for a while since I'd never seen it before. This was one of those cases where it helped to know some of the plant family characteri...

Slender Heliotrope Heliotropium tenellum / Forget-Me-Not Family This little plant stumped me for a while since I'd never seen it before. This was one of those cases where it helped to know some of the plant family characteri...

Slender Heliotrope Heliotropium tenellum / Forget-Me-Not Family This little plant stumped me for a while since I'd never seen it before. This was one of those cases where it helped to know some of the plant family characteristics, I thought it must belong to the Forget-Me-Not Family due to the shape of the flowers. When I looked in that section of my field guide, sure enough, there it was! map... 2017
35 <strong>Slender Heliotrope</strong>

Slender Heliotrope

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36 <strong>Price's Oxalis</strong>
<em>Oxalis macrantha</em> / Wood Sorrel Family
June 22, 2006 <br>
I had seen this flower during Cedars of Lebanon's Wildflower Pilgrimage in late April, but the flowers were wilted and the photos came out bad. I was g...

Price's Oxalis Oxalis macrantha / Wood Sorrel Family June 22, 2006
I had seen this flower during Cedars of Lebanon's Wildflower Pilgrimage in late April, but the flowers were wilted and the photos came out bad. I was g...

Price's Oxalis Oxalis macrantha / Wood Sorrel Family June 22, 2006
I had seen this flower during Cedars of Lebanon's Wildflower Pilgrimage in late April, but the flowers were wilted and the photos came out bad. I was glad to get a second chance! These flowers are much larger than the weedy Southern Yellow Wood Sorrel (a.k.a. "Sour Grass") found in yards. Formerly known as: Oxalis priceae map...
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37 <strong>Gattinger's Prairie Clover</strong> 
<em>Dalea gattingeri</em> / Pea Family
June 22, 2006<br> 
This was one of the flowers I had hoped to see at the park. I was lucky to find it in bloom, most of them had already finished blooming and had go...

Gattinger's Prairie Clover Dalea gattingeri / Pea Family June 22, 2006
This was one of the flowers I had hoped to see at the park. I was lucky to find it in bloom, most of them had already finished blooming and had go...

Gattinger's Prairie Clover Dalea gattingeri / Pea Family June 22, 2006
This was one of the flowers I had hoped to see at the park. I was lucky to find it in bloom, most of them had already finished blooming and had gone to seed. It is another glade endemic. Formerly known as: Petalostemum gattingeri map...
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38 <strong>Gattinger's Prairie Clover</strong> close-up<br>
Note the little bee visiting the flowers. These flowers do not look like the "typical" pea flower with the standard, wing, and keel petals.

Gattinger's Prairie Clover close-up
Note the little bee visiting the flowers. These flowers do not look like the "typical" pea flower with the standard, wing, and keel petals.

Gattinger's Prairie Clover close-up
Note the little bee visiting the flowers. These flowers do not look like the "typical" pea flower with the standard, wing, and keel petals.
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39 <strong>Glade Savory</strong>
<em>Calamintha glabella</em> / Mint Family
June 22, 2006<br>
I had been told at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage that people usually smell this plant before they see it. So, when I smelled a strong minty aroma as I went...

Glade Savory Calamintha glabella / Mint Family June 22, 2006
I had been told at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage that people usually smell this plant before they see it. So, when I smelled a strong minty aroma as I went...

Glade Savory Calamintha glabella / Mint Family June 22, 2006
I had been told at the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage that people usually smell this plant before they see it. So, when I smelled a strong minty aroma as I went to photograph another flower, I started looking for this plant. The plants were small, about 6 - 8 inches, so they would have been easy to overlook. Fomerly known as: Satureja glabella map...
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40 <strong>Golden St. Johnswort</strong> 
<em>Hypericum frondosum</em> / St. Johnswort Family
June 22, 2006<br>
This flower is featured on the cover of the popular new field guide, <u>Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalach...

Golden St. Johnswort Hypericum frondosum / St. Johnswort Family June 22, 2006
This flower is featured on the cover of the popular new field guide, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalach...

Golden St. Johnswort Hypericum frondosum / St. Johnswort Family June 22, 2006
This flower is featured on the cover of the popular new field guide, Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians. I had seen these plants at the University of Tennessee Trial Gardens in Knoxville, but never in the wild. I was surprised at how large the flowers are (a couple of inches)! Cedars of Lebanon State Park is well-blessed with these golden beauties. map...
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41 <strong>Glade Wild Petunia</strong>  
<em>Ruellia humilis</em> / Acanthus Family
June 22, 2006<br>
These pretty wild petunias are not related to the colorful common garden-variety Petunias, which are related tomatoes, potatoes, and tobacco. I have a...

Glade Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis / Acanthus Family June 22, 2006
These pretty wild petunias are not related to the colorful common garden-variety Petunias, which are related tomatoes, potatoes, and tobacco. I have a...

Glade Wild Petunia Ruellia humilis / Acanthus Family June 22, 2006
These pretty wild petunias are not related to the colorful common garden-variety Petunias, which are related tomatoes, potatoes, and tobacco. I have also seen these blooming in cedar barrens in Oak Ridge. These flowers seem to grow "sideways" on the plant, note the off-center location of the nectar guides and the stamens. map...
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42 Cedars of Lebanon State Park has cabins for visitors. This is one of the 3 older cabins.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park has cabins for visitors. This is one of the 3 older cabins.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park has cabins for visitors. This is one of the 3 older cabins. 2086
43 These are 2 of the newer cabins at Cedars of Lebanon for folks who like to rough it in style! Some of them are handicapped accessable and others are "pet friendly" for campers who bring their "4-legged children".

These are 2 of the newer cabins at Cedars of Lebanon for folks who like to rough it in style! Some of them are handicapped accessable and others are "pet friendly" for campers who bring their "4-legged children".

These are 2 of the newer cabins at Cedars of Lebanon for folks who like to rough it in style! Some of them are handicapped accessable and others are "pet friendly" for campers who bring their "4-legged children". 2253
44 One of the playgrounds at Cedars Of Lebanon SP.

One of the playgrounds at Cedars Of Lebanon SP.

One of the playgrounds at Cedars Of Lebanon SP. 1806
45 Cedars Of Lebanon has a very nice swimming pool which was quite busy on this hot Saturday afternoon in July.

Cedars Of Lebanon has a very nice swimming pool which was quite busy on this hot Saturday afternoon in July.

Cedars Of Lebanon has a very nice swimming pool which was quite busy on this hot Saturday afternoon in July. 2261
46 A young swimmer enjoys a plunge off the diving board at the Cedars Of Lebanon SP pool.

A young swimmer enjoys a plunge off the diving board at the Cedars Of Lebanon SP pool.

A young swimmer enjoys a plunge off the diving board at the Cedars Of Lebanon SP pool. 2341
47 Cedars Of Lebanon has a very challenging Disk Golf (a.k.a. "Frisbee Golf") course. Golfer Josh celebrates a "hole in one"!

Cedars Of Lebanon has a very challenging Disk Golf (a.k.a. "Frisbee Golf") course. Golfer Josh celebrates a "hole in one"!

Cedars Of Lebanon has a very challenging Disk Golf (a.k.a. "Frisbee Golf") course. Golfer Josh celebrates a "hole in one"! 1647
48 <strong>Wooly Croton</strong>
<em>Croton capitatus</em> / Spurge Family
July 21, 2007
Cedars of Lebanon SP
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Wooly Croton Croton capitatus / Spurge Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP

Wooly Croton Croton capitatus / Spurge Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP map... The monoecious flowers of Crotons are not very showy. 2385
49 <strong>Lance-leaf Gumweed</strong>
<em>Grindelia lanceolata</em> / Aster Family
July 21, 2007
Cedars of Lebanon SP
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Lance-leaf Gumweed Grindelia lanceolata / Aster Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP

Lance-leaf Gumweed Grindelia lanceolata / Aster Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP map... 1897
50 <strong>Prairie Broomweed</strong>
<em>Amphiachyris dracunculoides</em> / Aster Family
July 21, 2007
Cedars of Lebanon SP
This was another first time plant! I love getting new ones for my life-list. This one was #2103! 
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Prairie Broomweed Amphiachyris dracunculoides / Aster Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP This was another first time plant! I love getting new ones for my life-list. This one was #2103!

Prairie Broomweed Amphiachyris dracunculoides / Aster Family July 21, 2007 Cedars of Lebanon SP This was another first time plant! I love getting new ones for my life-list. This one was #2103! map... 1945
51 Radnor Lake is a Class II State Natural Area, it has hiking trails but no picnic areas. It is a beautiful area to escape the city.

Radnor Lake is a Class II State Natural Area, it has hiking trails but no picnic areas. It is a beautiful area to escape the city.

Radnor Lake is a Class II State Natural Area, it has hiking trails but no picnic areas. It is a beautiful area to escape the city. 1445
52 <strong>Radnor Lake State Natural Area</strong> is located in southern Nashville just off I-65. It is a peaceful haven in a busy city. The park has hiking trails in the woods around the lake and is a wonderful place to look for birds. I saw swallows, k...

Radnor Lake State Natural Area is located in southern Nashville just off I-65. It is a peaceful haven in a busy city. The park has hiking trails in the woods around the lake and is a wonderful place to look for birds. I saw swallows, k...

Radnor Lake State Natural Area is located in southern Nashville just off I-65. It is a peaceful haven in a busy city. The park has hiking trails in the woods around the lake and is a wonderful place to look for birds. I saw swallows, kingfishers, many kinds of warblers, indigo buntings, and wood ducks in the woods or on the lake. 1460
53 The Radnor Lake Visitor Center information on the history of the civil war battles fought in the south Nashville area. There are displays about local animals including 3 live snakes.

The Radnor Lake Visitor Center information on the history of the civil war battles fought in the south Nashville area. There are displays about local animals including 3 live snakes.

The Radnor Lake Visitor Center information on the history of the civil war battles fought in the south Nashville area. There are displays about local animals including 3 live snakes. 1559
54 Radnor Lake is a haven for many kinds of birds, including these swallows. These birds were preening on the branch of a fallen tree in the lake.

Radnor Lake is a haven for many kinds of birds, including these swallows. These birds were preening on the branch of a fallen tree in the lake.

Radnor Lake is a haven for many kinds of birds, including these swallows. These birds were preening on the branch of a fallen tree in the lake. 1735
55 <strong>Baby Blue-eyes</strong> 
<em>Nemophila aphylla</em> / Waterleaf Family
Radnor Lake SNA
April 27, 2007
I was excited to find these tiny blooming at Radnor Lake. It is always a thrill to find a flower blooming that I have looked at in my book...

Baby Blue-eyes Nemophila aphylla / Waterleaf Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007 I was excited to find these tiny blooming at Radnor Lake. It is always a thrill to find a flower blooming that I have looked at in my book...

Baby Blue-eyes Nemophila aphylla / Waterleaf Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007 I was excited to find these tiny blooming at Radnor Lake. It is always a thrill to find a flower blooming that I have looked at in my books! map... 1880
56 <strong>False Nettle</strong>
<em>Boehmeria cylindrica</em>
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
April 27, 2007
This plant looks a lot like a mint at first glance because of the opposite leaves and the square stem, however the flowers are not mint-like. ...

False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica Radnor Lake State Natural Area April 27, 2007 This plant looks a lot like a mint at first glance because of the opposite leaves and the square stem, however the flowers are not mint-like. ...

False Nettle Boehmeria cylindrica Radnor Lake State Natural Area April 27, 2007 This plant looks a lot like a mint at first glance because of the opposite leaves and the square stem, however the flowers are not mint-like. Fortunately, this is a "friendly" nettle, it doesn't have the nasty prickles! map... 1904
57 <strong>Miami Mist</strong>
<em>Phacelia purshii</em> / Waterleaf Family
Radnor Lake SNA
April 27, 2007
This beautiful, fringed flower is a treat to find blooming in the spring woods. 
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Miami Mist Phacelia purshii / Waterleaf Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007 This beautiful, fringed flower is a treat to find blooming in the spring woods.

Miami Mist Phacelia purshii / Waterleaf Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007 This beautiful, fringed flower is a treat to find blooming in the spring woods. map... 1745
58 <strong>Purple Rocket</strong>
<em>Iodanthus pinnatifidus</em> / Mustard Family
Radnor Lake SNA
April 27, 2007
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Purple Rocket Iodanthus pinnatifidus / Mustard Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007

Purple Rocket Iodanthus pinnatifidus / Mustard Family Radnor Lake SNA April 27, 2007 map... 1868
59 Close-up of <strong>Purple Rocket</strong>

Close-up of Purple Rocket

Close-up of Purple Rocket 1479
60 <strong>Appendaged Waterleaf</strong> plant
<em>Hydrophyllum appendiculatum</em> / Waterleaf Family 
April 27, 2007
Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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Appendaged Waterleaf plant Hydrophyllum appendiculatum / Waterleaf Family April 27, 2007 Radnor Lake State Natural Area

Appendaged Waterleaf plant Hydrophyllum appendiculatum / Waterleaf Family April 27, 2007 Radnor Lake State Natural Area map... 2653
61 Appendaged Waterleaf close-up

Appendaged Waterleaf close-up

Appendaged Waterleaf close-up 2242

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