Spring Flowers - Roadsides - White and Cream-colored

These flowers bloom between late March and late May.
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1 <strong>Ox-eye Daisy</strong>
<em>Chrysanthemum leucanthemum*</em> /Aster Family
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 3</span>
May 18, 2005<br>
The daisy is a Composite flower. The yellow center is made up of nearly 100 tiny individual disk flowers...

Ox-eye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum* /Aster Family (INN) Rank 3 May 18, 2005
The daisy is a Composite flower. The yellow center is made up of nearly 100 tiny individual disk flowers...

Ox-eye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum* /Aster Family (INN) Rank 3 May 18, 2005
The daisy is a Composite flower. The yellow center is made up of nearly 100 tiny individual disk flowers. The white "petals" are individual ray flowers, which are the advertisement to the pollinators. Daisies bloom throughout the warm months. The saying may be "Fresh as a Daisy", but Daisies do not have an especially pleasant smell! The scientific name means, "yellow flower, white flower." This photo was taken in Oak Ridge. Perennial Where seen: Widespread
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2 <strong>Common Fleabane</strong>
<em>Erigeron philadelphicus</em> /Aster Family<br>
Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. These flowers may bloom all spring and summer. I found these blooming in Oak ...

Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus /Aster Family
Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. These flowers may bloom all spring and summer. I found these blooming in Oak ...

Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus /Aster Family
Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. These flowers may bloom all spring and summer. I found these blooming in Oak Ridge. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Widespread
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3 <strong>Common Fleabane</strong>
<em>Erigeron philadelphicus</em> /Aster Family
Height: 6" to 20"
May 26, 2005<br>
This Fleabane has smooth stems and leaves. Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. T...

Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus /Aster Family Height: 6" to 20" May 26, 2005
This Fleabane has smooth stems and leaves. Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. T...

Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus /Aster Family Height: 6" to 20" May 26, 2005
This Fleabane has smooth stems and leaves. Look for flowers with the ray flowers eaten off, a small caterpillar may be responsible. These flowers may bloom all spring and summer. I found these blooming in Oak Ridge. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Widespread
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4 <strong>Lesser Daisy Fleabane</strong>
<em>Erigeron strigosus</em> /Aster Family<br> 
Common Fleabane has hairy stems, Lesser Daisy Fleabane has a smoother stem, non-clasping leaves, and the flower stems are longer. I found many of these blooming at ...

Lesser Daisy Fleabane Erigeron strigosus /Aster Family
Common Fleabane has hairy stems, Lesser Daisy Fleabane has a smoother stem, non-clasping leaves, and the flower stems are longer. I found many of these blooming at ...

Lesser Daisy Fleabane Erigeron strigosus /Aster Family
Common Fleabane has hairy stems, Lesser Daisy Fleabane has a smoother stem, non-clasping leaves, and the flower stems are longer. I found many of these blooming at Clark Center Recreation Park in Oak Ridge. A fisherman spotted me while I was taking the photograph, he asked, "Why are you taking a picture of those weeds?" I answered, "You might call them 'weeds', I call them wildflowers! A 'weed' is just a plant that is growing in a place where you don't want it!" Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Widespread
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5 <strong>Robin's Plantain</strong>
<em>Erigeron pulchellus</em> /Aster Family
April 8, 2005<br>
These flowers of this plant can be easily confused with fleabane. It doesn't have as many flowers on each plant as fleabane and the flowers are much large...

Robin's Plantain Erigeron pulchellus /Aster Family April 8, 2005
These flowers of this plant can be easily confused with fleabane. It doesn't have as many flowers on each plant as fleabane and the flowers are much large...

Robin's Plantain Erigeron pulchellus /Aster Family April 8, 2005
These flowers of this plant can be easily confused with fleabane. It doesn't have as many flowers on each plant as fleabane and the flowers are much larger. Sometimes the flowers of Robin's Plantain are tinged a pale purple or blue hue. The flowers are common in the Smokies. I photographed these on the Haw Ridge Trail. Pulchellus means "beautiful." Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Haw Ridge Greenway, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Frozen Head SP, Warrior's Path SP
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6 Robin Plantain close-up

Robin Plantain close-up

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7 <strong>Yarrow</strong>
<em>Achillea millefolium</em> /Aster Family<br>
Each small "flower" is a composite of several individual flowers. The leaves of yarrow have a very strong odor when crushed, another good way to identify the plant. These were gr...

Yarrow Achillea millefolium /Aster Family
Each small "flower" is a composite of several individual flowers. The leaves of yarrow have a very strong odor when crushed, another good way to identify the plant. These were gr...

Yarrow Achillea millefolium /Aster Family
Each small "flower" is a composite of several individual flowers. The leaves of yarrow have a very strong odor when crushed, another good way to identify the plant. These were growing at Clark Center Park in Oak Ridge in mid-May. Perennial Where seen:Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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8 <strong>Plantain-leaved Pussytoes</strong>
<em>Antennaria plantaginifolia v. parlinii</em> /Aster Family<br>
These are common roadside flowers. They  are multiple composite flowers. The leaves are covered with small white hairs. We called these plant...

Plantain-leaved Pussytoes Antennaria plantaginifolia v. parlinii /Aster Family
These are common roadside flowers. They are multiple composite flowers. The leaves are covered with small white hairs. We called these plant...

Plantain-leaved Pussytoes Antennaria plantaginifolia v. parlinii /Aster Family
These are common roadside flowers. They are multiple composite flowers. The leaves are covered with small white hairs. We called these plants "Rabbit Ears" when I was a little girl. I found these growing in Oak Ridge in April. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, Haw Ridge
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9 <strong>Solitary Pussytoes</strong>
<em>Antennaria solitaria</em> /Aster Family
April 10, 2005<br>
Solitary Pussytoes are a composite flower, they have a single flowerhead which consists of many tiny flowers.  Note the creeping runners that grow fro...

Solitary Pussytoes Antennaria solitaria /Aster Family April 10, 2005
Solitary Pussytoes are a composite flower, they have a single flowerhead which consists of many tiny flowers. Note the creeping runners that grow fro...

Solitary Pussytoes Antennaria solitaria /Aster Family April 10, 2005
Solitary Pussytoes are a composite flower, they have a single flowerhead which consists of many tiny flowers. Note the creeping runners that grow from the stem. Piney Falls State Natural Area has lots of these unusual flowers in April. Perennial Where seen: Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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10 Solitary Pussytoes close-up

Solitary Pussytoes close-up

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11 <strong>White Clover</strong>
<em>Trifolium repens*</em> /Pea Family<br>
Each flowerhead is made up of many individual flowers, although they are not a composite. When the individual clover flowers are pollinated they turn brownish-pink and drop down...

White Clover Trifolium repens* /Pea Family
Each flowerhead is made up of many individual flowers, although they are not a composite. When the individual clover flowers are pollinated they turn brownish-pink and drop down...

White Clover Trifolium repens* /Pea Family
Each flowerhead is made up of many individual flowers, although they are not a composite. When the individual clover flowers are pollinated they turn brownish-pink and drop down like a skirt, indicating that they do not need to be visited again. Note the pollinated flowers in this picture. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread
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12 <strong>Clover with a honeybee</strong>
This bee is drinking nectar from a single clover flowerlet. The individual flowerlets make nectar to attract the bee. Bees collect nectar and pollen, which are their sources of food. She will take the pollen in ...

Clover with a honeybee This bee is drinking nectar from a single clover flowerlet. The individual flowerlets make nectar to attract the bee. Bees collect nectar and pollen, which are their sources of food. She will take the pollen in ...

Clover with a honeybee This bee is drinking nectar from a single clover flowerlet. The individual flowerlets make nectar to attract the bee. Bees collect nectar and pollen, which are their sources of food. She will take the pollen in her pollen basket back to her hive. Spreading pollen from the flower of one plant to another plant ensures genetic diversity and keeps the plants strong and healthy. 2398
13 <strong>Black Locust</strong>
<em>Robinia pseudo-acacia</em> /Pea Family
April 24, 2005<br>
Black Locust is in the Pea Family. These  trees make a beautiful showing in Roane County along Interstate 40 in early May. Black Locust has small thorns and ...

Black Locust Robinia pseudo-acacia /Pea Family April 24, 2005
Black Locust is in the Pea Family. These trees make a beautiful showing in Roane County along Interstate 40 in early May. Black Locust has small thorns and ...

Black Locust Robinia pseudo-acacia /Pea Family April 24, 2005
Black Locust is in the Pea Family. These trees make a beautiful showing in Roane County along Interstate 40 in early May. Black Locust has small thorns and short (6"-8") pods; Honey Locust has long, wicked thorns and long (8"-18") seed pods. I remember the difference between the two trees by thinking that bees make honey and they have wicked stingers! Black Locust contains poisons in the seeds, bark and leaves, it is poisonous to sheep, horses, cattle, goats, poultry, and people if eaten. Perennial - Tree Where seen: Oak Ridge, Kingston, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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14 <strong>White Beardtongue</strong>
<em>Penstemon hirsutus</em> /Snapdragon Family<br>
Note the Hummingbird moth drinking nectar from the flowers. Tube-shaped flowers depend on pollinators with long tongues, such as butterflies and moths to pollinate ...

White Beardtongue Penstemon hirsutus /Snapdragon Family
Note the Hummingbird moth drinking nectar from the flowers. Tube-shaped flowers depend on pollinators with long tongues, such as butterflies and moths to pollinate ...

White Beardtongue Penstemon hirsutus /Snapdragon Family
Note the Hummingbird moth drinking nectar from the flowers. Tube-shaped flowers depend on pollinators with long tongues, such as butterflies and moths to pollinate them. There are many of these plants blooming along Bull Bluff Road in Oak Ridge. They bloom in May. Where seen: Oak Ridge, Haw Ridge
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15 <strong>Gray Beardtongue</strong>
<em>Penstemon canescens</em> /Snapdragon Family
May 5, 2005<br> 
Beardtongues have long, pointed opposite leaves. Gray Beardtongue has a downy, purplish stem.

Gray Beardtongue Penstemon canescens /Snapdragon Family May 5, 2005
Beardtongues have long, pointed opposite leaves. Gray Beardtongue has a downy, purplish stem.

Gray Beardtongue Penstemon canescens /Snapdragon Family May 5, 2005
Beardtongues have long, pointed opposite leaves. Gray Beardtongue has a downy, purplish stem.
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16 <strong>Gray Beardtongue</strong> close-up
This picture shows how this plant got its name!

Gray Beardtongue close-up This picture shows how this plant got its name!

Gray Beardtongue close-up This picture shows how this plant got its name! 2608
17 <strong>Moth Mullein</strong>
<em>Verbascum blattaria*</em> (white variety) /Snapdragon Family<br>
The flowers of these plants can be either white or yellow. It is related to the fuzzy-leafed Common Mullein. I found these blooming on Bull Bluff Road ...

Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria* (white variety) /Snapdragon Family
The flowers of these plants can be either white or yellow. It is related to the fuzzy-leafed Common Mullein. I found these blooming on Bull Bluff Road ...

Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria* (white variety) /Snapdragon Family
The flowers of these plants can be either white or yellow. It is related to the fuzzy-leafed Common Mullein. I found these blooming on Bull Bluff Road in Oak Ridge in late May. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP
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18 <strong>Bush Honeysuckle</strong>
<em>Lonicera spp*.</em> /Honeysuckle Family<br>
Bush Honeysuckle is very common along roadsides, under fences and powerlines. Birds like to eat the juicy red berries in the fall and they spread the seeds. The plants ...

Bush Honeysuckle Lonicera spp*. /Honeysuckle Family
Bush Honeysuckle is very common along roadsides, under fences and powerlines. Birds like to eat the juicy red berries in the fall and they spread the seeds. The plants ...

Bush Honeysuckle Lonicera spp*. /Honeysuckle Family
Bush Honeysuckle is very common along roadsides, under fences and powerlines. Birds like to eat the juicy red berries in the fall and they spread the seeds. The plants bloom in late April through early May. I photographed these in Knoxville.
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19 <strong>Japanese Honeysuckle</strong>
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
<em>Lonicera japonica*</em> /Honeysuckle Family<br>
The flowers of this highly invasive, imported vine have a strong, sweet aroma. Notice how the flower buds bloom w...

Japanese Honeysuckle (INN) Rank 1 Lonicera japonica* /Honeysuckle Family
The flowers of this highly invasive, imported vine have a strong, sweet aroma. Notice how the flower buds bloom w...

Japanese Honeysuckle (INN) Rank 1 Lonicera japonica* /Honeysuckle Family
The flowers of this highly invasive, imported vine have a strong, sweet aroma. Notice how the flower buds bloom white the first day. After being pollinated, the flowers turn yellow and the stamens wilt. Some plants, like this one, have pink buds. Birds spread the seeds when they eat the shiny black berries in the fall. Honeysuckle can be found all over east Tennessee. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Everywhere!7.4.tpi.1, 7.4.spi.4
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20 Honeysuckle close-up<br> The white flower is a freshly-bloomed, unpollinated flower, the yellow one bloomed the day before and has already been pollinated. Notice the difference in the pistils and stamens of the two flowers.

Honeysuckle close-up
The white flower is a freshly-bloomed, unpollinated flower, the yellow one bloomed the day before and has already been pollinated. Notice the difference in the pistils and stamens of the two flowers.

Honeysuckle close-up
The white flower is a freshly-bloomed, unpollinated flower, the yellow one bloomed the day before and has already been pollinated. Notice the difference in the pistils and stamens of the two flowers.
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21 <strong>Chinese Privet</strong>
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
<em>Ligustrum vulgare*</em><br>
When it blooms, this shrub is an allergy sufferers' nightmare! I dread the weeks when this shrub is in bloom!  Birds spread the seeds from ...

Chinese Privet (INN) Rank 1 Ligustrum vulgare*
When it blooms, this shrub is an allergy sufferers' nightmare! I dread the weeks when this shrub is in bloom! Birds spread the seeds from ...

Chinese Privet (INN) Rank 1 Ligustrum vulgare*
When it blooms, this shrub is an allergy sufferers' nightmare! I dread the weeks when this shrub is in bloom! Birds spread the seeds from the purple berries through their droppings. Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Warriors' Path SP, Widespread
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22 <strong>Multiflora Rose</strong>
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
<em>Rosa multiflora*</em> /Rose Family<br>
These fragrant white roses are a common sight along fencerows and  roadsides in early May. They were brought to this area to be...

Multiflora Rose (INN) Rank 1 Rosa multiflora* /Rose Family
These fragrant white roses are a common sight along fencerows and roadsides in early May. They were brought to this area to be...

Multiflora Rose (INN) Rank 1 Rosa multiflora* /Rose Family
These fragrant white roses are a common sight along fencerows and roadsides in early May. They were brought to this area to be used as "living fences", however they have a tendency to spread rapidly from seeds. They are difficult to remove due to their wicked thorns. Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Warriors' Path SP, Widespread
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23 <strong>Wild Strawberry</strong>
<em>Fragaria virginiana</em> /Rose Family<br>
The small red berries of this plant are
edible and delicious! I found this blooming in Oak Ridge in June. Wild Strawberry is common in the mountains of the Appalachians.
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Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana /Rose Family
The small red berries of this plant are edible and delicious! I found this blooming in Oak Ridge in June. Wild Strawberry is common in the mountains of the Appalachians. ...

Wild Strawberry Fragaria virginiana /Rose Family
The small red berries of this plant are edible and delicious! I found this blooming in Oak Ridge in June. Wild Strawberry is common in the mountains of the Appalachians. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, Haw Ridge
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24 <strong>Dewberry (Bramble)</strong>
<em>Rubus flagellaris</em> /Rose Family<br>
At first glance this may appear to be a blackberry. Dewberry vines are found growing prostrate on the ground. The flowers bloom in clusters. Field Blackberry plants are m...

Dewberry (Bramble) Rubus flagellaris /Rose Family
At first glance this may appear to be a blackberry. Dewberry vines are found growing prostrate on the ground. The flowers bloom in clusters. Field Blackberry plants are m...

Dewberry (Bramble) Rubus flagellaris /Rose Family
At first glance this may appear to be a blackberry. Dewberry vines are found growing prostrate on the ground. The flowers bloom in clusters. Field Blackberry plants are more bushy and thorny. Both plants are in the Rose Family. I found this plant in late April at the University of Tennessee Arboretum. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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25 <strong>Blackberry (long-caned)</strong>
<em>Rubus</em> spp. /Rose Family<br> 
There are several species of blackberries. I found this one in the Smokies at the Townsend Wye (a "Y" in the road). 
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Blackberry (long-caned) Rubus spp. /Rose Family
There are several species of blackberries. I found this one in the Smokies at the Townsend Wye (a "Y" in the road). Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Blackberry (long-caned) Rubus spp. /Rose Family
There are several species of blackberries. I found this one in the Smokies at the Townsend Wye (a "Y" in the road). Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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26 <strong>Blackberry</strong>
<em>Rubus</em> spp.<br> 
These are the common field blackberries. Look for the blackberries to ripen around the 4th of July. These vines have sharp prickles which take some of the fun out of picking the berries!

Blackberry Rubus spp.
These are the common field blackberries. Look for the blackberries to ripen around the 4th of July. These vines have sharp prickles which take some of the fun out of picking the berries!

Blackberry Rubus spp.
These are the common field blackberries. Look for the blackberries to ripen around the 4th of July. These vines have sharp prickles which take some of the fun out of picking the berries!
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27 <strong>Autumn Olive</strong>
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 1</span>
<em>Eleagnus umbellata*</em><br>
The flowers have a very strong, musky-sweet, almost overwhelming aroma. Birds and raccoons love the juicy pink fruits of this shrub which th...

Autumn Olive (INN) Rank 1 Eleagnus umbellata*
The flowers have a very strong, musky-sweet, almost overwhelming aroma. Birds and raccoons love the juicy pink fruits of this shrub which th...

Autumn Olive (INN) Rank 1 Eleagnus umbellata*
The flowers have a very strong, musky-sweet, almost overwhelming aroma. Birds and raccoons love the juicy pink fruits of this shrub which they help spread. Where seen: Widespread!
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28 <strong>Hoary Bitter Cress</strong>
<em>Cardimine hirsuta*</em> /Mustard Family<br>
These small flowers bloom very early in spring. Within a few weeks the long, thin fruits ripen and pop, throwing the seeds when touched, ensuring a new crop of this p...

Hoary Bitter Cress Cardimine hirsuta* /Mustard Family
These small flowers bloom very early in spring. Within a few weeks the long, thin fruits ripen and pop, throwing the seeds when touched, ensuring a new crop of this p...

Hoary Bitter Cress Cardimine hirsuta* /Mustard Family
These small flowers bloom very early in spring. Within a few weeks the long, thin fruits ripen and pop, throwing the seeds when touched, ensuring a new crop of this pesky weed for the future. Unfortunately, these were preparing for a new crop in my yard! Winter Annual Where seen: Everywhere!, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Ijams Nature Center
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29 <strong>Hoary Bitter Cress</strong>
<em>Cardamine hirsuta*</em> /Mustard Family<br>
This is a strange-looking version of this plant.

Hoary Bitter Cress Cardamine hirsuta* /Mustard Family
This is a strange-looking version of this plant.

Hoary Bitter Cress Cardamine hirsuta* /Mustard Family
This is a strange-looking version of this plant.
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30 <strong>Whitlow Grass</strong>
<em>Draba verna*</em> /Mustard Family<br>
These plants are very tiny, only around
3 inches tall. If you get anxious in the spring to find wildflowers, look for these; they bloom in early March. 
Winter Annual
<u>Wher...

Whitlow Grass Draba verna* /Mustard Family
These plants are very tiny, only around 3 inches tall. If you get anxious in the spring to find wildflowers, look for these; they bloom in early March. Winter Annual Wher...

Whitlow Grass Draba verna* /Mustard Family
These plants are very tiny, only around 3 inches tall. If you get anxious in the spring to find wildflowers, look for these; they bloom in early March. Winter Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge, Warriors' Path SP widespread
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31 <strong>Shortpod Whitlow Grass </strong>
<em>Draba brachycarpa</em> / Mustard Family
March 18, 2010
Oak Ridge, TN
Height: 2"-8"

I found this tiny flower growing in a mowed soccer field not far from my house. I'm surprised I'd never seen it befor...

Shortpod Whitlow Grass Draba brachycarpa / Mustard Family March 18, 2010 Oak Ridge, TN Height: 2"-8" I found this tiny flower growing in a mowed soccer field not far from my house. I'm surprised I'd never seen it befor...

Shortpod Whitlow Grass Draba brachycarpa / Mustard Family March 18, 2010 Oak Ridge, TN Height: 2"-8" I found this tiny flower growing in a mowed soccer field not far from my house. I'm surprised I'd never seen it before since I've lived here nearly 29 years! 2823
32 <strong>Whitlow Grass</strong> close-up
March 13, 2005
Note the flat seedpods.

Whitlow Grass close-up March 13, 2005 Note the flat seedpods.

Whitlow Grass close-up March 13, 2005 Note the flat seedpods. 2559
33 <strong>Poor Man's Pepper; Shepherd's Purse</strong>
<em>Lepidium virginicum</em> /Mustard Family<br>
This plant can become weedy in gardens and along roadsides.
Annual / Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge, Warrior's Pa...

Poor Man's Pepper; Shepherd's Purse Lepidium virginicum /Mustard Family
This plant can become weedy in gardens and along roadsides. Annual / Biennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge, Warrior's Pa...

Poor Man's Pepper; Shepherd's Purse Lepidium virginicum /Mustard Family
This plant can become weedy in gardens and along roadsides. Annual / Biennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge, Warrior's Path SP, widespread
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34 <strong>Field Pennycress</strong>
<em>Thlaspi arvense*</em> /Mustard Family
March 5, 2006
Height: 6"-18"<br>
This was my first new flower of 2006! I found this plant while eating lunch at a pulloff overlooking the Sequatchie Valley after a hike to ...

Field Pennycress Thlaspi arvense* /Mustard Family March 5, 2006 Height: 6"-18"
This was my first new flower of 2006! I found this plant while eating lunch at a pulloff overlooking the Sequatchie Valley after a hike to ...

Field Pennycress Thlaspi arvense* /Mustard Family March 5, 2006 Height: 6"-18"
This was my first new flower of 2006! I found this plant while eating lunch at a pulloff overlooking the Sequatchie Valley after a hike to Piney Falls. Annual Where seen: Grandview, TN
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35 <strong>Field Pepperweed</strong><em>Lepidium campestre*</em> /Mustard Family<br>

Field PepperweedLepidium campestre* /Mustard Family

Field Pepperweed Lepidium campestre* /Mustard Family
The flowers on this plant may not be completely open yet. The leaves are quite downy. I found this plant in my trusty old, taped-together Peterson's Wildflower Guide! This one was blooming in a powerline cut on the Haw Ridge Trail. Where seen: Haw Ridge Greenway
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36 <strong>Water Cress</strong>
<em>Nasturtium officinale*</em> /Mustard Family<br>
If you find this in growing in a clean stream, you could mix the leaves in a salad, they have a sharp peppery taste.
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Water Cress Nasturtium officinale* /Mustard Family
If you find this in growing in a clean stream, you could mix the leaves in a salad, they have a sharp peppery taste. Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Water Cress Nasturtium officinale* /Mustard Family
If you find this in growing in a clean stream, you could mix the leaves in a salad, they have a sharp peppery taste. Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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37 <strong>Field Pansy</strong>
<em>Viola rafinesquii</em> /Violet Family
March 18, 2005<br>
This little violet blooms in yards. It is mostly white, but can have blue or purple on the petals. I photographed these at the UT Arboretum.
<u>Where seen</u>...

Field Pansy Viola rafinesquii /Violet Family March 18, 2005
This little violet blooms in yards. It is mostly white, but can have blue or purple on the petals. I photographed these at the UT Arboretum. Where seen...

Field Pansy Viola rafinesquii /Violet Family March 18, 2005
This little violet blooms in yards. It is mostly white, but can have blue or purple on the petals. I photographed these at the UT Arboretum. Where seen: Oak Ridge, Norris Dam SP, Warriors' Path SP, widespread
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38 <strong>Beaked Corn Salad</strong>
<em>Valerianella radiata</em> /Valerian Family
April 16, 2005<br>
These very tiny flowers are sometimes a pale blue. The branching patterns of the plants are paired. I have no idea how the common name "Corn Salad" ...

Beaked Corn Salad Valerianella radiata /Valerian Family April 16, 2005
These very tiny flowers are sometimes a pale blue. The branching patterns of the plants are paired. I have no idea how the common name "Corn Salad" ...

Beaked Corn Salad Valerianella radiata /Valerian Family April 16, 2005
These very tiny flowers are sometimes a pale blue. The branching patterns of the plants are paired. I have no idea how the common name "Corn Salad" originated! Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge Greenways, Warriors' Path SP, Haw Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum
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39 <strong>False Garlic</strong>
<em>Nothoscordum bivalve</em> /Lily Family<br>
The leaves of this wildflower could resemble grass at a quick glance. As the common name implies, the bulb does not smell like garlic.
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge

False Garlic Nothoscordum bivalve /Lily Family
The leaves of this wildflower could resemble grass at a quick glance. As the common name implies, the bulb does not smell like garlic. Where seen: Oak Ridge

False Garlic Nothoscordum bivalve /Lily Family
The leaves of this wildflower could resemble grass at a quick glance. As the common name implies, the bulb does not smell like garlic. Where seen: Oak Ridge
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40 <strong>Star of Bethlehem</strong>
<em>Ornithogalum umbellatum*</em> /Lily Family
April 20, 2005<br>
This is a European bulb plant that can overpopulate an area quite quickly. Notice how the flowers are in different stages of blooming. The more matu...

Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum* /Lily Family April 20, 2005
This is a European bulb plant that can overpopulate an area quite quickly. Notice how the flowers are in different stages of blooming. The more matu...

Star of Bethlehem Ornithogalum umbellatum* /Lily Family April 20, 2005
This is a European bulb plant that can overpopulate an area quite quickly. Notice how the flowers are in different stages of blooming. The more mature flowers do look like stars. All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge (Three Bends area)
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41 <strong>Corn Gromwell</strong>
<em>Lithospermum arvense*</em> /Forget-Me-Not Family
April 8, 2005<br>
This is a common roadside weed. It has tiny white flowers and hairy leaves. This plant is in the Forget-Me-Not Family. The genus name means "stone ...

Corn Gromwell Lithospermum arvense* /Forget-Me-Not Family April 8, 2005
This is a common roadside weed. It has tiny white flowers and hairy leaves. This plant is in the Forget-Me-Not Family. The genus name means "stone ...

Corn Gromwell Lithospermum arvense* /Forget-Me-Not Family April 8, 2005
This is a common roadside weed. It has tiny white flowers and hairy leaves. This plant is in the Forget-Me-Not Family. The genus name means "stone seed". Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Powell
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42 <strong>Fringe Tree</strong>
<em>Chionanthus virginicus</em><br>
This is a lovely, native spring-blooming shrub.
<u>Where seen</u>: University of Tennessee Arboretum

Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus
This is a lovely, native spring-blooming shrub. Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum

Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus
This is a lovely, native spring-blooming shrub. Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum
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43 Chickweed

Chickweed

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44 <strong>Low Bindweed</strong>
<em>Calystegia spithamaea</em> / Morning Glory Family
May 14, 2005<br>
This Bindweed has much smaller leaves and it doesn't grow into as much of a vine as its more invasive relative Hedge bindweed. Note the outline of t...

Low Bindweed Calystegia spithamaea / Morning Glory Family May 14, 2005
This Bindweed has much smaller leaves and it doesn't grow into as much of a vine as its more invasive relative Hedge bindweed. Note the outline of t...

Low Bindweed Calystegia spithamaea / Morning Glory Family May 14, 2005
This Bindweed has much smaller leaves and it doesn't grow into as much of a vine as its more invasive relative Hedge bindweed. Note the outline of the spider on the back of the flower! The small black dots in the center of the flower are tiny ants. Perennial Formerly known as: Convolvulus spithamaea Where seen: Oak Ridge greenways
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