Summer Flowers - Roadsides - Yellow and Orange

These flowers bloom between June and August.
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1 <strong>Western Sunflower</strong>
<em>Helianthus occidentalis</em> / Aster Family<br> 
I found these pretty sunflowers blooming in the Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens in mid-August 2004. It has spade-shaped lower leaves. 
Perennial
<u>Where ...

Western Sunflower Helianthus occidentalis / Aster Family
I found these pretty sunflowers blooming in the Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens in mid-August 2004. It has spade-shaped lower leaves. Perennial Where ...

Western Sunflower Helianthus occidentalis / Aster Family
I found these pretty sunflowers blooming in the Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens in mid-August 2004. It has spade-shaped lower leaves. Perennial Where seen: Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens
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2 <strong>Woodland Sunflower</strong>
<em>Helianthus divaricatus</em>/Aster Family<br> 
When trying to identify "DYCs" (D*#$!@d Yellow Composites) check not only the shape and arrangement of the leaves, but also the texture and sometimes even the smell...

Woodland Sunflower Helianthus divaricatus/Aster Family
When trying to identify "DYCs" (D*#$!@d Yellow Composites) check not only the shape and arrangement of the leaves, but also the texture and sometimes even the smell...

Woodland Sunflower Helianthus divaricatus/Aster Family
When trying to identify "DYCs" (D*#$!@d Yellow Composites) check not only the shape and arrangement of the leaves, but also the texture and sometimes even the smell. The more identifying factors, the better! Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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3 <strong>Camphorweed</strong>
<em>Heterotheca subaxillaris</em> /Aster Family<br>
Summer is the season of the "DYCs" (darned yellow composites)! Many of these flowers can be difficult to identify. This plant is fairly easy to identify if you use your ...

Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris /Aster Family
Summer is the season of the "DYCs" (darned yellow composites)! Many of these flowers can be difficult to identify. This plant is fairly easy to identify if you use your ...

Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris /Aster Family
Summer is the season of the "DYCs" (darned yellow composites)! Many of these flowers can be difficult to identify. This plant is fairly easy to identify if you use your sense of touch and smell, it feels sticky and has a strong odor. Perennial
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4 <strong>Lance-leaf Gumweed</strong>
<em>Grindelia lanceolata</em>
July 21, 2007
This is a common yellow composite that blooms in the summer. I found this plant growing at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, but it can be found in east Tennessee too. Note ...

Lance-leaf Gumweed Grindelia lanceolata July 21, 2007 This is a common yellow composite that blooms in the summer. I found this plant growing at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, but it can be found in east Tennessee too. Note ...

Lance-leaf Gumweed Grindelia lanceolata July 21, 2007 This is a common yellow composite that blooms in the summer. I found this plant growing at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, but it can be found in east Tennessee too. Note the numerous flower bracts on the buds, that is a good way to identify this plant. 2009
5 <strong>New England Groundsel</strong>
<em>Senecio schweinitzianus</em>
<span style="color: purple;">Rare</span>
Roan Mountain SP
June 23, 2007
This plant was growing on the balds of Roan Mountain. It is more commonly found in the northeastern sta...

New England Groundsel Senecio schweinitzianus Rare Roan Mountain SP June 23, 2007 This plant was growing on the balds of Roan Mountain. It is more commonly found in the northeastern sta...

New England Groundsel Senecio schweinitzianus Rare Roan Mountain SP June 23, 2007 This plant was growing on the balds of Roan Mountain. It is more commonly found in the northeastern states. This was one of those times I was glad I got the leaves in the photo, they helped me make a positive identification. The flowers look a lot like Golden Ragwort which has heart-shaped leaves. 2239
6 <strong>Bitterweed</strong>
<em>Helenium amarum</em>/Aster Family<br> 
This is a very common roadside weed. Sneezeweed is harmful to cattle, sheep, and goate if eaten. 
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread

Bitterweed Helenium amarum/Aster Family
This is a very common roadside weed. Sneezeweed is harmful to cattle, sheep, and goate if eaten. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread

Bitterweed Helenium amarum/Aster Family
This is a very common roadside weed. Sneezeweed is harmful to cattle, sheep, and goate if eaten. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread
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7 <strong>Bitterweed and Chicory - Roadside view</strong><br>
This was taken along I-75; it <u>is</u> possible to identify flowers at 70 mph!

Bitterweed and Chicory - Roadside view
This was taken along I-75; it is possible to identify flowers at 70 mph!

Bitterweed and Chicory - Roadside view
This was taken along I-75; it is possible to identify flowers at 70 mph!
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8 <strong>Purple-headed Sneezeweed</strong>
<em>Helenium flexuosum</em> /Aster Family<br>
The unusual flowers don't make people sneeze, the name comes from an old "demon-exorcising" practice! Long before people  understood that germs cause illness, the...

Purple-headed Sneezeweed Helenium flexuosum /Aster Family
The unusual flowers don't make people sneeze, the name comes from an old "demon-exorcising" practice! Long before people understood that germs cause illness, the...

Purple-headed Sneezeweed Helenium flexuosum /Aster Family
The unusual flowers don't make people sneeze, the name comes from an old "demon-exorcising" practice! Long before people understood that germs cause illness, they thought sickness was caused by evil spirits. The leaves of this plant were dried and sniffed up the nose which caused sneezing fits. The evil spirits were "blown out" with each sneeze! (And probably passed on to the others nearby!) Don't try this at home! I found these flowers blooming in Frozen Head State Park in late August. Note the flat wings on the stems. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Frozen Head SP
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9 <strong>Purple-headed Sneezeweed</strong> close-up

Notice how the individual purple disk flowers bloom from the bottom up. The male parts (with the pollen) bloom first then the female parts bloom next. Click on the picture to enlarge the view.

Purple-headed Sneezeweed close-up Notice how the individual purple disk flowers bloom from the bottom up. The male parts (with the pollen) bloom first then the female parts bloom next. Click on the picture to enlarge the view.

Purple-headed Sneezeweed close-up Notice how the individual purple disk flowers bloom from the bottom up. The male parts (with the pollen) bloom first then the female parts bloom next. Click on the picture to enlarge the view. 1285
10 <strong>Garden Coreopsis</strong>
<em>Coreopsis tinctoria</em> /Aster Family<br>
Garden Coreopsis is a pretty yellow flower with a reddish-brown center. It often grows in large patches along the roadsides. These were photographed in Oak Ridge in earl...

Garden Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria /Aster Family
Garden Coreopsis is a pretty yellow flower with a reddish-brown center. It often grows in large patches along the roadsides. These were photographed in Oak Ridge in earl...

Garden Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria /Aster Family
Garden Coreopsis is a pretty yellow flower with a reddish-brown center. It often grows in large patches along the roadsides. These were photographed in Oak Ridge in early June. Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread
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11 <strong>Garden coreopsis close-up</strong>
<em>Coreopsis tinctoria</em><br>

Garden coreopsis close-up Coreopsis tinctoria

Garden coreopsis close-up Coreopsis tinctoria
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12 <strong>Green-headed Coneflower; Cut-leaf Coneflower; Wild Golden-glow</strong> /Aster Family
<em>Rudbeckia lanciniata</em><br>
This composite flower has green disk flowers, giving it the common name Greenheaded Coneflower.
Perennial
<u>Where seen<...

Green-headed Coneflower; Cut-leaf Coneflower; Wild Golden-glow /Aster Family Rudbeckia lanciniata
This composite flower has green disk flowers, giving it the common name Greenheaded Coneflower. Perennial Where seen<...

Green-headed Coneflower; Cut-leaf Coneflower; Wild Golden-glow /Aster Family Rudbeckia lanciniata
This composite flower has green disk flowers, giving it the common name Greenheaded Coneflower. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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13 <strong>Black-eyed Susan</strong>
<em>Rudbeckia hirta</em>/Aster Family<br> 
This is a very common summer wildflower.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP widespread

Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta/Aster Family
This is a very common summer wildflower. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP widespread

Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta/Aster Family
This is a very common summer wildflower. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP widespread
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14 <strong>Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower</strong>
<em>Ratibida pinnata</em> /Aster Family<br>
Gray-headed Coneflowers could be confused with the Black-eyed Susan at first glance. The yellow ray flowers ("petals") drop down as the flower mat...

Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata /Aster Family
Gray-headed Coneflowers could be confused with the Black-eyed Susan at first glance. The yellow ray flowers ("petals") drop down as the flower mat...

Gray-headed Coneflower; Prairie Coneflower Ratibida pinnata /Aster Family
Gray-headed Coneflowers could be confused with the Black-eyed Susan at first glance. The yellow ray flowers ("petals") drop down as the flower matures. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge
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15 <strong>Thin-leaf Coneflower; Three-lobed Black-eyed Susan</strong>
<em>Rudbeckia triloba</em> /Aster Family<br>
These flowers look like small Black-eyed Susans with dark stems.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warr...

Thin-leaf Coneflower; Three-lobed Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba /Aster Family
These flowers look like small Black-eyed Susans with dark stems. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warr...

Thin-leaf Coneflower; Three-lobed Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba /Aster Family
These flowers look like small Black-eyed Susans with dark stems. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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16 <strong>Wild Golden-glow</strong>
<em>Rudbeckia lacinata</em><br> /Aster Family
This plant is very common in the Smokies. I found these blooming at Tremont in early July.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Gr...

Wild Golden-glow Rudbeckia lacinata
/Aster Family This plant is very common in the Smokies. I found these blooming at Tremont in early July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Gr...

Wild Golden-glow Rudbeckia lacinata
/Aster Family This plant is very common in the Smokies. I found these blooming at Tremont in early July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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17 <strong>Wingstem</strong>
<em>Verbesina alternifolia</em> /Aster Family<br>
This is a very common late-summer wildflower. I found this plant growing along a greenway in Oak Ridge in late August. As the common name implies, there are long, thin "wings...

Wingstem Verbesina alternifolia /Aster Family
This is a very common late-summer wildflower. I found this plant growing along a greenway in Oak Ridge in late August. As the common name implies, there are long, thin "wings...

Wingstem Verbesina alternifolia /Aster Family
This is a very common late-summer wildflower. I found this plant growing along a greenway in Oak Ridge in late August. As the common name implies, there are long, thin "wings" along the lower stems. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, widespread
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18 <strong>Sunflower</strong>
<em>Helianthus annuus*</em> /Aster Family<br>
This one was growing in a ditch, it was probably a "bird feeder escape".
Annual
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP

Sunflower Helianthus annuus* /Aster Family
This one was growing in a ditch, it was probably a "bird feeder escape". Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP

Sunflower Helianthus annuus* /Aster Family
This one was growing in a ditch, it was probably a "bird feeder escape". Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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19 <strong>Ozark Tickseed Sunflower</strong>
<em>Bidens polylepis</em> /Aster Family<br>
This is a common late summer wildflower along roadsides.
Annual or Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Midway, Warriors' Path SP

Ozark Tickseed Sunflower Bidens polylepis /Aster Family
This is a common late summer wildflower along roadsides. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Midway, Warriors' Path SP

Ozark Tickseed Sunflower Bidens polylepis /Aster Family
This is a common late summer wildflower along roadsides. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Midway, Warriors' Path SP
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20 Close-up of Ozark Tickseed

Close-up of Ozark Tickseed

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21 <strong>Spanish Needles</strong>
<em>Bidens bipinnata</em> /Aster Family<br>
The seeds of this flower have two sharp, barbed points used for catching onto clothing or animals' fur. They can be annoying to get in your socks!
Annual or Biennial
<u>Wh...

Spanish Needles Bidens bipinnata /Aster Family
The seeds of this flower have two sharp, barbed points used for catching onto clothing or animals' fur. They can be annoying to get in your socks! Annual or Biennial Wh...

Spanish Needles Bidens bipinnata /Aster Family
The seeds of this flower have two sharp, barbed points used for catching onto clothing or animals' fur. They can be annoying to get in your socks! Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Cherokee National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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22 <strong>Southern Rosinweed</strong>
<em>Silphium asteriscus</em> /Aster Family<br> 
The leaves of this wildflower are very rough and scratchy. I found this one blooming in Grandview, TN near the Piney River trailhead.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: P...

Southern Rosinweed Silphium asteriscus /Aster Family
The leaves of this wildflower are very rough and scratchy. I found this one blooming in Grandview, TN near the Piney River trailhead. Perennial Where seen: P...

Southern Rosinweed Silphium asteriscus /Aster Family
The leaves of this wildflower are very rough and scratchy. I found this one blooming in Grandview, TN near the Piney River trailhead. Perennial Where seen: Piney River SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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23 <strong>Rosinweed</strong> 
<em>Silphium integrifolium</em>/Aster Family<br> 
Since there are 11 species of Rosinweeds in Tennessee, it can be difficult to identify the plants. I found this one blooming on the Haw Ridge Greenway Trail in Oak Ridge in...

Rosinweed Silphium integrifolium/Aster Family
Since there are 11 species of Rosinweeds in Tennessee, it can be difficult to identify the plants. I found this one blooming on the Haw Ridge Greenway Trail in Oak Ridge in...

Rosinweed Silphium integrifolium/Aster Family
Since there are 11 species of Rosinweeds in Tennessee, it can be difficult to identify the plants. I found this one blooming on the Haw Ridge Greenway Trail in Oak Ridge in mid-July. Note the small black bee getting ready to land on the center of the flower. Perennial Where seen: Haw Ridge Greenway
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24 <strong>Prairie Dock</strong>
<em>Silphium terebinthinaceum</em> /Aster Family<br> 
These plants are huge, the leaves can grow as long as 2 feet and the flower stems grow from 4 to 10 feet tall. I found these plants growing in Oak Ridge near K-25.
P...

Prairie Dock Silphium terebinthinaceum /Aster Family
These plants are huge, the leaves can grow as long as 2 feet and the flower stems grow from 4 to 10 feet tall. I found these plants growing in Oak Ridge near K-25. P...

Prairie Dock Silphium terebinthinaceum /Aster Family
These plants are huge, the leaves can grow as long as 2 feet and the flower stems grow from 4 to 10 feet tall. I found these plants growing in Oak Ridge near K-25. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Worthington Greenway
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25 <strong>Prairie Dock</strong> close-up

Prairie Dock close-up

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26 <strong>Hawkweed; King Devil</strong>
<em>Hieracium caespitosum*</em> /Aster Family<br> 
This plant proves the far-reaching effects of alien flora, I found it in the highest elevations of the Smokies. The stems have little black hairs with glands on ...

Hawkweed; King Devil Hieracium caespitosum* /Aster Family
This plant proves the far-reaching effects of alien flora, I found it in the highest elevations of the Smokies. The stems have little black hairs with glands on ...

Hawkweed; King Devil Hieracium caespitosum* /Aster Family
This plant proves the far-reaching effects of alien flora, I found it in the highest elevations of the Smokies. The stems have little black hairs with glands on the tips. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Stinging Fork SNA {Formerly known as Hieracium pratense}
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27 <strong>Yellow Leaf-cup; Bearpaw</strong>
<em>Polymnia uvedalia</em> /Aster Family<br> 
The huge size of the leaves give the plant the name "Bearpaw." The plants are very large, up to 10 feet tall! (See close-up of flower and seeds on next picture) T...

Yellow Leaf-cup; Bearpaw Polymnia uvedalia /Aster Family
The huge size of the leaves give the plant the name "Bearpaw." The plants are very large, up to 10 feet tall! (See close-up of flower and seeds on next picture) T...

Yellow Leaf-cup; Bearpaw Polymnia uvedalia /Aster Family
The huge size of the leaves give the plant the name "Bearpaw." The plants are very large, up to 10 feet tall! (See close-up of flower and seeds on next picture) These plants may also be found in woodlands. {Formerly known as Smallanthus uvedalia} Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, House Mountain SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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28 <strong>Bearpaw seeds</strong>

An interesting thing to notice about the Bearpaw flowers is that the seeds are produced by the ray flowers ("petals") instead of the central disk flowers. Note the remains of the pistils on the black seeds.

Bearpaw seeds An interesting thing to notice about the Bearpaw flowers is that the seeds are produced by the ray flowers ("petals") instead of the central disk flowers. Note the remains of the pistils on the black seeds.

Bearpaw seeds An interesting thing to notice about the Bearpaw flowers is that the seeds are produced by the ray flowers ("petals") instead of the central disk flowers. Note the remains of the pistils on the black seeds. 1318
29 <strong>Carolina desert-chicory</strong>
<em>Pyrrhopappus carolinianus</em> /Aster Family 

This flower looks like a tall dandelion. The seed head also looks like a huge dandelion. Look for these flowers before the sun is too far above the horizon, ...

Carolina desert-chicory Pyrrhopappus carolinianus /Aster Family This flower looks like a tall dandelion. The seed head also looks like a huge dandelion. Look for these flowers before the sun is too far above the horizon, ...

Carolina desert-chicory Pyrrhopappus carolinianus /Aster Family This flower looks like a tall dandelion. The seed head also looks like a huge dandelion. Look for these flowers before the sun is too far above the horizon, they bloom for just one day and close early. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Spring City 2381
30 <strong>Spotted Cat's Ear</strong>
<em>Hypochaeris radicata*</em>
June 16, 2007
I found these flowers blooming at the new residental development near Oak Ridge called Rarity Ridge. They look a lot like tall Dandelions with branched stems. The leaves...

Spotted Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata* June 16, 2007 I found these flowers blooming at the new residental development near Oak Ridge called Rarity Ridge. They look a lot like tall Dandelions with branched stems. The leaves...

Spotted Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata* June 16, 2007 I found these flowers blooming at the new residental development near Oak Ridge called Rarity Ridge. They look a lot like tall Dandelions with branched stems. The leaves have short, stiff hairs. 1498
31 <strong>Spotted Cat's Ear</strong>
<em>Hypochaeris radicata*</em>
June 16, 2007
The developers at Rarity Ridge have pretty much ravaged the land, cutting down all the trees and scraping (or maybe I should take the "sc" off that word and it would be ...

Spotted Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata* June 16, 2007 The developers at Rarity Ridge have pretty much ravaged the land, cutting down all the trees and scraping (or maybe I should take the "sc" off that word and it would be ...

Spotted Cat's Ear Hypochaeris radicata* June 16, 2007 The developers at Rarity Ridge have pretty much ravaged the land, cutting down all the trees and scraping (or maybe I should take the "sc" off that word and it would be more appropriate!) all the plants off the hillsides. The remaing soil is covered with all kinds of weeds. 1802
32 <strong>Wild Lettuce</strong>
<em>Lactuca spp.</em> /Aster Family<br> 
These small flowers look like little dandelions. It is a common roadside weed. 
Annual or Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge

Wild Lettuce Lactuca spp. /Aster Family
These small flowers look like little dandelions. It is a common roadside weed. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge

Wild Lettuce Lactuca spp. /Aster Family
These small flowers look like little dandelions. It is a common roadside weed. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge
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33 <strong>Narrow-leaved Hawksbeard</strong>
<em>Crepis tectorum</em> /Aster Family<br> 
Note the long, smooth leaves of this hawkweed, it is the only one with smooth leaves.
Annual or Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Cherokee National Forest

Narrow-leaved Hawksbeard Crepis tectorum /Aster Family
Note the long, smooth leaves of this hawkweed, it is the only one with smooth leaves. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Cherokee National Forest

Narrow-leaved Hawksbeard Crepis tectorum /Aster Family
Note the long, smooth leaves of this hawkweed, it is the only one with smooth leaves. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Cherokee National Forest
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34 <strong>Panicled Hawkweed close-up</strong>
<em>Hieracium paniculatum</em><br> /Aster Family

Panicled Hawkweed close-up Hieracium paniculatum
/Aster Family

Panicled Hawkweed close-up Hieracium paniculatum
/Aster Family
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35 <strong>Late Goldenrod</strong>
<em>Solidago gigantea</em> /Aster Family<br> 
There are many species of goldenrods in Tennessee! I'm not sure why this one is called "Late" since it is actually fairly early blooming as far as Goldenrods are concerned....

Late Goldenrod Solidago gigantea /Aster Family
There are many species of goldenrods in Tennessee! I'm not sure why this one is called "Late" since it is actually fairly early blooming as far as Goldenrods are concerned....

Late Goldenrod Solidago gigantea /Aster Family
There are many species of goldenrods in Tennessee! I'm not sure why this one is called "Late" since it is actually fairly early blooming as far as Goldenrods are concerned. When identifying them, pay attention to the shape of the flowerheads (plume-like, elm-branched, flat-topped, clublike, or wandlike), the leaves (are they feather-veined or parallel veined), and the stems (are they smooth or hairy, are they green or purple). My Peterson's Guide lists this plant as "plume-like with parallel veined leaves." The purple stem was the best identifying factor for this one. This plant was blooming on the shore of Melton Hill Lake in late July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP, widespread
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36 <strong>Yellow Sweet Clover</strong>
<em>Melilotus officinalis*</em> /Pea Family<br>
This plant is a favorite with rabbits and deer. 
Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, widespread

Yellow Sweet Clover Melilotus officinalis* /Pea Family
This plant is a favorite with rabbits and deer. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, widespread

Yellow Sweet Clover Melilotus officinalis* /Pea Family
This plant is a favorite with rabbits and deer. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, widespread
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37 <strong>Weedy Rattlebox</strong>
<em>Crotalaria sagittalis</em> /Pea Family<br>
The leaves of this plant have long thin hairs. It gets its name from the way dried seed pods rattle. This photo was taken with my old camera, I couldn't find the plant ag...

Weedy Rattlebox Crotalaria sagittalis /Pea Family
The leaves of this plant have long thin hairs. It gets its name from the way dried seed pods rattle. This photo was taken with my old camera, I couldn't find the plant ag...

Weedy Rattlebox Crotalaria sagittalis /Pea Family
The leaves of this plant have long thin hairs. It gets its name from the way dried seed pods rattle. This photo was taken with my old camera, I couldn't find the plant again when I was in the area with my new camera this year! Unfortunately, a bunch of rednecks had had a major beer party and bonfire where this plant had grown, I may never find it again. Annual Where seen:Piney Falls SNA
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38 <strong>Pencilflower</strong>
<em>Stylosanthes biflora</em> /Pea Family<br>
This is member of the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge in mid-July.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge Greenways, Big Ridge State Park, Great Smoky Mountain...

Pencilflower Stylosanthes biflora /Pea Family
This is member of the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Big Ridge State Park, Great Smoky Mountain...

Pencilflower Stylosanthes biflora /Pea Family
This is member of the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Big Ridge State Park, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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39 <strong>Birdsfoot Trefoil</strong>
<em>Lotus corniculatus*</em> /Pea Family<br>
Do not confuse the genus name "Lotus" with the aquatic lotus. This is a member of the Pea Family. These pretty little yellow flowers grow in a circle on the end of the st...

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus* /Pea Family
Do not confuse the genus name "Lotus" with the aquatic lotus. This is a member of the Pea Family. These pretty little yellow flowers grow in a circle on the end of the st...

Birdsfoot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus* /Pea Family
Do not confuse the genus name "Lotus" with the aquatic lotus. This is a member of the Pea Family. These pretty little yellow flowers grow in a circle on the end of the stem. They are very bright and easily spotted along the roadsides. I found this plant growing along an exit ramp on I-75 at the Huntsville (TN) exit. I've seen this plant growing all over the country. Bird's Foot Lotus is poisonous to cattle and sheep if eaten, it contains the poison, cyanide. Perennial Where seen: Caryville, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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40 <strong>Partridge Pea</strong>
<em>Chamaecrista fasciculata</em> /Pea Family<br>
The leaves of this plant are photosensitve, at night they close up. 
Annual
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge Greenways, Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior'...

Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata /Pea Family
The leaves of this plant are photosensitve, at night they close up. Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior'...

Partridge Pea Chamaecrista fasciculata /Pea Family
The leaves of this plant are photosensitve, at night they close up. Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, widespread {Formerly known as: Cassia fasciculata}
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41 <strong>Partridge pea with ants</strong><br> 
Notice the ants on the small reddish-brown dots on the stem. This plant in the Pea Family has these patches (a.k.a. extra-floral nectaries) to attract the ants as protectors to keep other insects from eati...

Partridge pea with ants
Notice the ants on the small reddish-brown dots on the stem. This plant in the Pea Family has these patches (a.k.a. extra-floral nectaries) to attract the ants as protectors to keep other insects from eati...

Partridge pea with ants
Notice the ants on the small reddish-brown dots on the stem. This plant in the Pea Family has these patches (a.k.a. extra-floral nectaries) to attract the ants as protectors to keep other insects from eating the plant. Vetches and other wildflowers in the pea family have these nectaries.
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42 <strong>Wild Sensitive Plant</strong>
<em>Chamaecrista nictitans</em> /Pea Family<br>
When you touch the small, mimosa-like leaves of this plant they close! I found this plant growing in the University of Tennessee Arboretum. It is in the Pea Family....

Wild Sensitive Plant Chamaecrista nictitans /Pea Family
When you touch the small, mimosa-like leaves of this plant they close! I found this plant growing in the University of Tennessee Arboretum. It is in the Pea Family....

Wild Sensitive Plant Chamaecrista nictitans /Pea Family
When you touch the small, mimosa-like leaves of this plant they close! I found this plant growing in the University of Tennessee Arboretum. It is in the Pea Family. Annual Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Warrior's Path SP, widespread {Formerly known as: Cassia nictitans}
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43 <strong>Southern Wild Senna</strong>
<em>Senna marilandica</em> /Pea Family<br>
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge along the Haw Ridge Greenway trail in mid-August. The plant can grow up to 7 feet tall. The leaves of t...

Southern Wild Senna Senna marilandica /Pea Family
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge along the Haw Ridge Greenway trail in mid-August. The plant can grow up to 7 feet tall. The leaves of t...

Southern Wild Senna Senna marilandica /Pea Family
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found it blooming in Oak Ridge along the Haw Ridge Greenway trail in mid-August. The plant can grow up to 7 feet tall. The leaves of this plant are used in comercial laxatives. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP {Formerly known as: Cassia marilandica}
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44 <strong>Southern Wild Senna</strong> close-up
<em>Senna marilandica</em> /Pea Family<br>
Note the black stamens on the flowers.

Southern Wild Senna close-up Senna marilandica /Pea Family
Note the black stamens on the flowers.

Southern Wild Senna close-up Senna marilandica /Pea Family
Note the black stamens on the flowers.
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45 <strong>Sicklepod</strong>
<em>Senna obtusifolia*</em> /Pea or Bean Family
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 3</span><br>
This non-native wildflower would have been considered a "weed" by the folks whose garden it had invaded! It is easy to ident...

Sicklepod Senna obtusifolia* /Pea or Bean Family (INN) Rank 3
This non-native wildflower would have been considered a "weed" by the folks whose garden it had invaded! It is easy to ident...

Sicklepod Senna obtusifolia* /Pea or Bean Family (INN) Rank 3
This non-native wildflower would have been considered a "weed" by the folks whose garden it had invaded! It is easy to identify once the long fruits start to develop. This was found in late August in Oak Ridge. There is another wildflower called Sicklepod (Arabis canadensis), it is in the Mustard Family. This is why scientific names are so important! Annual Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge {Formerly known as: Cassia obtusifolia}
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46 <strong>Yellow Wild Indigo</strong>
<em>Baptisia tinctoria</em> /Pea Family<br>
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found this one growing in Cades Cove in the Smokies in July.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia tinctoria /Pea Family
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found this one growing in Cades Cove in the Smokies in July. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Yellow Wild Indigo Baptisia tinctoria /Pea Family
This flower is in the Pea Family. I found this one growing in Cades Cove in the Smokies in July. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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47 <strong>Snoutbean</strong>
<em>Rhynchosia tomentosa</em> /Pea Family<br>
This plant was blooming in August in the cedar barren area of the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge. It has large flat seed pods and leaves with 3 leaflets. Thanks to Sonnia in Te...

Snoutbean Rhynchosia tomentosa /Pea Family
This plant was blooming in August in the cedar barren area of the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge. It has large flat seed pods and leaves with 3 leaflets. Thanks to Sonnia in Te...

Snoutbean Rhynchosia tomentosa /Pea Family
This plant was blooming in August in the cedar barren area of the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge. It has large flat seed pods and leaves with 3 leaflets. Thanks to Sonnia in Texas for helping me identify this "mystery flower!" This is a new one to add to my "life-list." :) Perennial Where seen: Haw Ridge Greenway, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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48 <strong>Common Mullein</strong>
<em>Verbascum thapsus*</em> /Snapdragon Family
<span style="color: red;">(INN) Rank 2</span><br>
This plant has very fuzzy leaves, which is a form of sunscreen. It has been called "Quaker Rouge" due to the fact that t...

Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus* /Snapdragon Family (INN) Rank 2
This plant has very fuzzy leaves, which is a form of sunscreen. It has been called "Quaker Rouge" due to the fact that t...

Common Mullein Verbascum thapsus* /Snapdragon Family (INN) Rank 2
This plant has very fuzzy leaves, which is a form of sunscreen. It has been called "Quaker Rouge" due to the fact that the young Quaker girls could not wear make-up; they would make their cheeks rosy by rubbing them (and irritating their skin) with the fuzzy mullein leaves! The seeds can stay dormant in the soil for many decades. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Warrior's Path SP, widespread
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49 <strong>Common Mullein</strong> close-up

Common Mullein close-up

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50 <strong>Yellow Moth Mullein</strong>
<em>Verbascum blattaria*</em> /Snapdragon Family<br>
There is also a white version of this flower. The individual flowers are very pretty with the orange and purple parts. I found this plant blooming in a field in...

Yellow Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria* /Snapdragon Family
There is also a white version of this flower. The individual flowers are very pretty with the orange and purple parts. I found this plant blooming in a field in...

Yellow Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria* /Snapdragon Family
There is also a white version of this flower. The individual flowers are very pretty with the orange and purple parts. I found this plant blooming in a field in Oak Ridge in mid-June. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge
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51 <strong>Yellow moth mullein</strong>
Close-up<br>
Note the Sweat Bee pollinating the flower on the left.

Yellow moth mullein Close-up
Note the Sweat Bee pollinating the flower on the left.

Yellow moth mullein Close-up
Note the Sweat Bee pollinating the flower on the left.
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52 <strong>Butter and Eggs; Dalmation Toadflax</strong> 
<em>Linaria vulgaris*</em> /Snapdragon Family
Height: 12" - 32"
August 12, 2005<br>
This is a common European escape that can be found in many parts of the U.S. It gets its interesting name from...

Butter and Eggs; Dalmation Toadflax Linaria vulgaris* /Snapdragon Family Height: 12" - 32" August 12, 2005
This is a common European escape that can be found in many parts of the U.S. It gets its interesting name from...

Butter and Eggs; Dalmation Toadflax Linaria vulgaris* /Snapdragon Family Height: 12" - 32" August 12, 2005
This is a common European escape that can be found in many parts of the U.S. It gets its interesting name from the light yellow and orange flowers which must have reminded people of butter and the yolks of eggs! The species name, vulgaris, simply means common, it is not a "vulgar" plant! Perennial Where seen: Max Patch, NC, widespread
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53 <strong>Spotted St. Johnswort</strong>
<em>Hypericum punctatum</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
There are lots of species of St. Johnswort. The word "wort" means "plant," "St. John's" refers to the blooming time during the festival of St. John's Day in...

Spotted St. Johnswort Hypericum punctatum /St. Johnswort Family
There are lots of species of St. Johnswort. The word "wort" means "plant," "St. John's" refers to the blooming time during the festival of St. John's Day in...

Spotted St. Johnswort Hypericum punctatum /St. Johnswort Family
There are lots of species of St. Johnswort. The word "wort" means "plant," "St. John's" refers to the blooming time during the festival of St. John's Day in June. Annual or Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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54 <strong>Common St. Johnswort; Klamath Weed</strong>
<em>Hypericum perforatum*</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
Look closely at the leaves to identify St. Johnsworts! I photographed this flower in Oak Ridge in mid-June. Plants in the <em>Hypericum</em> ...

Common St. Johnswort; Klamath Weed Hypericum perforatum* /St. Johnswort Family
Look closely at the leaves to identify St. Johnsworts! I photographed this flower in Oak Ridge in mid-June. Plants in the Hypericum ...

Common St. Johnswort; Klamath Weed Hypericum perforatum* /St. Johnswort Family
Look closely at the leaves to identify St. Johnsworts! I photographed this flower in Oak Ridge in mid-June. Plants in the Hypericum species cause photosensitivity in animals that eat them. For instance, horses, sheep, and goats with white patches (unpigmented areas) on their skin can suffer severe sunburn, swelling, and redness in those areas. The lips, ears and eyelids are especially sensitive. The skin will slough off in severe cases. The toxin is hypericum. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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55 <strong>Dwarf St.Johnswort</strong>
<em>Hypericum mutilum</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
These St. Johnswort flowers are much smaller than the others of their genus, they also have fewer stamens.
Annual / Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mo...

Dwarf St.Johnswort Hypericum mutilum /St. Johnswort Family
These St. Johnswort flowers are much smaller than the others of their genus, they also have fewer stamens. Annual / Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mo...

Dwarf St.Johnswort Hypericum mutilum /St. Johnswort Family
These St. Johnswort flowers are much smaller than the others of their genus, they also have fewer stamens. Annual / Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge Greenways
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56 <strong>Great St. Johnswort</strong>
<em>Hypericum pyramidatum</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
This plant is often used in landscaping. Plants in the Hypericum species cause photosensitivity in animals that eat them. For instance, horses, sheep, and g...

Great St. Johnswort Hypericum pyramidatum /St. Johnswort Family
This plant is often used in landscaping. Plants in the Hypericum species cause photosensitivity in animals that eat them. For instance, horses, sheep, and g...

Great St. Johnswort Hypericum pyramidatum /St. Johnswort Family
This plant is often used in landscaping. Plants in the Hypericum species cause photosensitivity in animals that eat them. For instance, horses, sheep, and goats with white patches on their skin can suffer sunburn, swelling, and redness in those areas. The lips, ears and eyelids are especially sensitive. The toxin is hypericum. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge
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57 <strong>Rough-fruited St.Johnswort</strong>
<em>Hypericum sphaerocarpum</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
There are 23 species of Hypericum listed in Tennessee, some are tricky to identify! The Rough-fruited species is often found in cedar glades; I fou...

Rough-fruited St.Johnswort Hypericum sphaerocarpum /St. Johnswort Family
There are 23 species of Hypericum listed in Tennessee, some are tricky to identify! The Rough-fruited species is often found in cedar glades; I fou...

Rough-fruited St.Johnswort Hypericum sphaerocarpum /St. Johnswort Family
There are 23 species of Hypericum listed in Tennessee, some are tricky to identify! The Rough-fruited species is often found in cedar glades; I found this one blooming at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barrens in early June. Plants in the Hypericum species cause photosensitivity in animals that eat them. For instance, horses, sheep, and goats with white patches on their skin can suffer sunburn, swelling, and redness in those areas. The lips, ears and eyelids are especially sensitive. The toxin is hypericum. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens
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58 <strong>Mountain St. Johnswort</strong>
<em>Hypericum graveolens</em> /St. Johnswort Family
<span style="color:purple;">Rare - Endangered in TN</span><br>
This St. Johnswort grows in the high elevations of Tennessee. I found this one on Clingman's D...

Mountain St. Johnswort Hypericum graveolens /St. Johnswort Family Rare - Endangered in TN
This St. Johnswort grows in the high elevations of Tennessee. I found this one on Clingman's D...

Mountain St. Johnswort Hypericum graveolens /St. Johnswort Family Rare - Endangered in TN
This St. Johnswort grows in the high elevations of Tennessee. I found this one on Clingman's Dome in July 2003. It has fairly large flowers. {Also known as Blue Ridge St. Johnswort, H. mitchellianum} Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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59 <strong>Dense-flowered St. John's Wort</strong>
<em>Hypericum densiflorum</em> /St. Johnswort Family
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span>
Yet ANOTHER St. John's Wort! I nearly fell into Melton Hill Lake taking this picture! The plant grew at th...

Dense-flowered St. John's Wort Hypericum densiflorum /St. Johnswort Family Aquatic Yet ANOTHER St. John's Wort! I nearly fell into Melton Hill Lake taking this picture! The plant grew at th...

Dense-flowered St. John's Wort Hypericum densiflorum /St. Johnswort Family Aquatic Yet ANOTHER St. John's Wort! I nearly fell into Melton Hill Lake taking this picture! The plant grew at the edge of a very steep, gravely bank! Oh, the obstacles I have to endure for this website! :) Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Piney River SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP 2208
60 <strong>Dense-flowered St.Johnswort</strong> - Close-up

Dense-flowered St.Johnswort - Close-up

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61 <strong>Reclining St. Andrew's Cross</strong>
<em>Hypericum stragulum</em> /St. Johnswort Family<br>
St. Andrew's Cross has four petals arranged in an X-shape. It is in the St. Johnswort family. This plant was blooming in July.
Perennial 
<u>Where ...

Reclining St. Andrew's Cross Hypericum stragulum /St. Johnswort Family
St. Andrew's Cross has four petals arranged in an X-shape. It is in the St. Johnswort family. This plant was blooming in July. Perennial Where ...

Reclining St. Andrew's Cross Hypericum stragulum /St. Johnswort Family
St. Andrew's Cross has four petals arranged in an X-shape. It is in the St. Johnswort family. This plant was blooming in July. Perennial Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Piney Falls SNA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge Greenways
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62 <strong>Cut-leaf Evening Primrose</strong>
<em>Oenothera lacinata</em> /Evening Primrose Family<br>
This is a fairly common roadside flower. 
Annual or Biennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountain NP

Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Oenothera lacinata /Evening Primrose Family
This is a fairly common roadside flower. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountain NP

Cut-leaf Evening Primrose Oenothera lacinata /Evening Primrose Family
This is a fairly common roadside flower. Annual or Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountain NP
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63 <strong>Common Evening Primrose</strong>
<em>Oenothera biennis</em> /Evening Primrose Family<br>
The pretty yellow flowers on this plant wilt by early afternoon, so they have to be seen early in the day. The large X-shaped structure is the pistil. Th...

Common Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis /Evening Primrose Family
The pretty yellow flowers on this plant wilt by early afternoon, so they have to be seen early in the day. The large X-shaped structure is the pistil. Th...

Common Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis /Evening Primrose Family
The pretty yellow flowers on this plant wilt by early afternoon, so they have to be seen early in the day. The large X-shaped structure is the pistil. These plants come up from seed the first year and bloom the second year, making them biennials. Biennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Cherokee National Forest, Great Smoky Mountain NP, Warriors' Path SP
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64 <strong>Fringed Loosestrife</strong>
<em>Lysimachia ciliata</em> / Primrose Family
July 10, 2006<br>
I found this small Loosestrife blooming in a field at the far end of Cades Cove in the Smokies. Researchers and park rangers are working to restore ...

Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata / Primrose Family July 10, 2006
I found this small Loosestrife blooming in a field at the far end of Cades Cove in the Smokies. Researchers and park rangers are working to restore ...

Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata / Primrose Family July 10, 2006
I found this small Loosestrife blooming in a field at the far end of Cades Cove in the Smokies. Researchers and park rangers are working to restore native plants to the cove by burning out invasive, non-native grasses (such as Fescue). Many of the pretty field wildflowers are making a comeback. I look forward to the day when the Cove is a palette of color from native wildflowers! :)
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65 <strong>Downy Agrimony</strong>
<em>Agrimonia rostellata</em> /Rose Family<br>
Agrimony has small yellow flowers that become little hooked seeds. I once had a long-haired student who got a head full of the sticky, brown seeds when she got tangled up ...

Downy Agrimony Agrimonia rostellata /Rose Family
Agrimony has small yellow flowers that become little hooked seeds. I once had a long-haired student who got a head full of the sticky, brown seeds when she got tangled up ...

Downy Agrimony Agrimonia rostellata /Rose Family
Agrimony has small yellow flowers that become little hooked seeds. I once had a long-haired student who got a head full of the sticky, brown seeds when she got tangled up with the plant in the fall. It took quite a while to get them out of her hair! This one was blooming on the shore of Melton Hill Lake in late July. Agrimony can bloom in the woods too. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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66 <strong>Yellow Flax</strong>
<em>Linum medium</em> /Flax Family<br>
This is not a real common wildflower. This yellow-flowered flax is a perennial, the blue-flowered ones are non-native annuals. The blue ones are the plants used for commercial flax. ...

Yellow Flax Linum medium /Flax Family
This is not a real common wildflower. This yellow-flowered flax is a perennial, the blue-flowered ones are non-native annuals. The blue ones are the plants used for commercial flax. ...

Yellow Flax Linum medium /Flax Family
This is not a real common wildflower. This yellow-flowered flax is a perennial, the blue-flowered ones are non-native annuals. The blue ones are the plants used for commercial flax. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Piney Falls SNA
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67 <strong>Grooved Yellow Flax</strong>
<em>Linum sulcatum</em> /Flax Family
<span style="color: purple;">Rare!</span><br> 
Thanks to field botanist Dan Boone (and Google) for identifying this rare plant for me! 
I found this flower in a Cedar Barren ...

Grooved Yellow Flax Linum sulcatum /Flax Family Rare!
Thanks to field botanist Dan Boone (and Google) for identifying this rare plant for me! I found this flower in a Cedar Barren ...

Grooved Yellow Flax Linum sulcatum /Flax Family Rare!
Thanks to field botanist Dan Boone (and Google) for identifying this rare plant for me! I found this flower in a Cedar Barren area in Oak Ridge in late August 2003. It has tiny leaves along the stem. I'll try to find it again this year and get a better picture. (On return trips to the cedar barren in Aug. 2004 '05, and '06, I did not find the plant) Perennial Where seen: Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barrens
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68 <strong>Bush Honeysuckle</strong>
<em>Diervilla sessilifolia</em> /Honeysuckle Family<br>
These flowers grow in the high elevations of the Smokies, such as at the Clingmans Dome parking area.
Perennial - Shrub
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountai...

Bush Honeysuckle Diervilla sessilifolia /Honeysuckle Family
These flowers grow in the high elevations of the Smokies, such as at the Clingmans Dome parking area. Perennial - Shrub Where seen: Great Smoky Mountai...

Bush Honeysuckle Diervilla sessilifolia /Honeysuckle Family
These flowers grow in the high elevations of the Smokies, such as at the Clingmans Dome parking area. Perennial - Shrub Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP
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69 <strong>Wingstem Water Primrose</strong>
<em>Ludwigia decurrens</em> /Evening Primrose Family<br>
This plant has a winged stem, the following plant has round stems. Both like damp areas. I found this one growing in a ditch in Oak Ridge in late July.
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Wingstem Water Primrose Ludwigia decurrens /Evening Primrose Family
This plant has a winged stem, the following plant has round stems. Both like damp areas. I found this one growing in a ditch in Oak Ridge in late July. ...

Wingstem Water Primrose Ludwigia decurrens /Evening Primrose Family
This plant has a winged stem, the following plant has round stems. Both like damp areas. I found this one growing in a ditch in Oak Ridge in late July. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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70 <strong>Seedbox</strong>
<em>Ludwigia alternifolia</em> /Evening Primrose Family<br>
This plant grows in damp ditches and along lake banks. It has an interesting seed pod that looks like a small round box with a square top. There is a tiny hole in th...

Seedbox Ludwigia alternifolia /Evening Primrose Family
This plant grows in damp ditches and along lake banks. It has an interesting seed pod that looks like a small round box with a square top. There is a tiny hole in th...

Seedbox Ludwigia alternifolia /Evening Primrose Family
This plant grows in damp ditches and along lake banks. It has an interesting seed pod that looks like a small round box with a square top. There is a tiny hole in the middle of the square where the seeds can shake out. I found this plant blooming in Oak Ridge in early August. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountain NP
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71 <strong>Downy False Foxglove</strong>
<em>Aureolaria virginica</em> /Snapdragon Family<br>
Note the 2 hoverflies -- the large one on the flower, the small one on the leaf. If you thought they were bees, don't feel bad, that's what they want you to th...

Downy False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica /Snapdragon Family
Note the 2 hoverflies -- the large one on the flower, the small one on the leaf. If you thought they were bees, don't feel bad, that's what they want you to th...

Downy False Foxglove Aureolaria virginica /Snapdragon Family
Note the 2 hoverflies -- the large one on the flower, the small one on the leaf. If you thought they were bees, don't feel bad, that's what they want you to think! Being flies, they don't sting! Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Big South Fork
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72 <strong>Spreading False Foxglove</strong>
<em>Aureolaria patula</em>
This is a common summer wildflower found along edges of woodland trails.

Spreading False Foxglove Aureolaria patula This is a common summer wildflower found along edges of woodland trails.

Spreading False Foxglove Aureolaria patula This is a common summer wildflower found along edges of woodland trails. 2054
73 <strong>Prickly Mallow</strong>
<em>Sida spinosa*</em> /Mallow Family<br>
The flower is pretty, but looks can be deceiving, this can be a nasty weed due to the spines!
Annual
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, widespread

Prickly Mallow Sida spinosa* /Mallow Family
The flower is pretty, but looks can be deceiving, this can be a nasty weed due to the spines! Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, widespread

Prickly Mallow Sida spinosa* /Mallow Family
The flower is pretty, but looks can be deceiving, this can be a nasty weed due to the spines! Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, widespread
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74 <strong>Butterfly Weed</strong>
<em>Asclepias tuberosa</em> /Milkweed Family
This plant isn't called "Butterfly Weed" for nothing! At one time I counted 5 butterflies on this plant. These flowers were photographed at Charitt Creek Lodge at Big South ...

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa /Milkweed Family This plant isn't called "Butterfly Weed" for nothing! At one time I counted 5 butterflies on this plant. These flowers were photographed at Charitt Creek Lodge at Big South ...

Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa /Milkweed Family This plant isn't called "Butterfly Weed" for nothing! At one time I counted 5 butterflies on this plant. These flowers were photographed at Charitt Creek Lodge at Big South Fork in June. Perennial Where seen: Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge Greenways, Warriors' Path SP, Haw Ridge 3755
75 <strong>Butterfly Weed - Close-up</strong>

Butterfly Weed - Close-up

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76 <strong>Day Lily or Orange Daylily</strong>
<em>Hemerocallis fulva*</em> /Lily Family
As the name implies, the flowers of this lily bloom only one day before closing. Thses flowers are often seen blooming along the roadsides and at old homesites.
Pe...

Day Lily or Orange Daylily Hemerocallis fulva* /Lily Family As the name implies, the flowers of this lily bloom only one day before closing. Thses flowers are often seen blooming along the roadsides and at old homesites. Pe...

Day Lily or Orange Daylily Hemerocallis fulva* /Lily Family As the name implies, the flowers of this lily bloom only one day before closing. Thses flowers are often seen blooming along the roadsides and at old homesites. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Warriors' Path SP, widespread 2968
77 <strong>Blackberry Lily</strong>
<em>Belamcanda chinensis*</em> /Lily Family
I was surprised to find this lily blooming in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. It is not native to this country.
Perennial 
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Blackberry Lily Belamcanda chinensis* /Lily Family I was surprised to find this lily blooming in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. It is not native to this country. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP

Blackberry Lily Belamcanda chinensis* /Lily Family I was surprised to find this lily blooming in Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains. It is not native to this country. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP 2391
78 <strong>Turk's Cap Lily</strong>
<em>Lilium superbum</em> /Lily Family
This is one of my favorite lilies! Notice how strongly reflexed the petals are. I photographed this flower in the Smokies in mid-July.
Perennial 
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky ...

Turk's Cap Lily Lilium superbum /Lily Family This is one of my favorite lilies! Notice how strongly reflexed the petals are. I photographed this flower in the Smokies in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky ...

Turk's Cap Lily Lilium superbum /Lily Family This is one of my favorite lilies! Notice how strongly reflexed the petals are. I photographed this flower in the Smokies in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP map... 2491
79 <strong>Turk's Cap Lily</strong> Leaves included
<em>Lilium superbum</em>
This Turk's Cap lily is unusually lightly colored.

Turk's Cap Lily Leaves included Lilium superbum This Turk's Cap lily is unusually lightly colored.

Turk's Cap Lily Leaves included Lilium superbum This Turk's Cap lily is unusually lightly colored. 1229
80 <strong>Canada Lily</strong>
<em>Lillium canadense</em> / Lily Family
June 18, 2007
The last time I saw this plant was 18 years ago along a roadside in Oak Ridge. I was so excited that it (or probably a  descendent) was still there!

Canada Lily Lillium canadense / Lily Family June 18, 2007 The last time I saw this plant was 18 years ago along a roadside in Oak Ridge. I was so excited that it (or probably a descendent) was still there!

Canada Lily Lillium canadense / Lily Family June 18, 2007 The last time I saw this plant was 18 years ago along a roadside in Oak Ridge. I was so excited that it (or probably a descendent) was still there! 1320
81 <strong>Gray's Lily</strong>
<em>Lilium grayi</em> / Lily Family
<span style="color: purple;">Rare</span>
Roan Mountain
June 22, 2007

Gray's Lily Lilium grayi / Lily Family Rare Roan Mountain June 22, 2007

Gray's Lily Lilium grayi / Lily Family Rare Roan Mountain June 22, 2007 1726
82 Copy of Lily Grays RMSP3

Copy of Lily Grays RMSP3

Copy of Lily Grays RMSP3 871
83 <strong>Gladiolus</strong> - (garden escape)
<em>Gladiolus X gandavensis*</em> / Iris Family
July 10, 2006
There was a large stand of these pretty flowers blooming along Cades Cove Road in the Smoky Mountains. Since they are garden plants, it shows ...

Gladiolus - (garden escape) Gladiolus X gandavensis* / Iris Family July 10, 2006 There was a large stand of these pretty flowers blooming along Cades Cove Road in the Smoky Mountains. Since they are garden plants, it shows ...

Gladiolus - (garden escape) Gladiolus X gandavensis* / Iris Family July 10, 2006 There was a large stand of these pretty flowers blooming along Cades Cove Road in the Smoky Mountains. Since they are garden plants, it shows the hardiness of the plants at the old homesites. Nearby, there were also Blackberry lilies, another holdout. In some parts of Cades Cove during April, large patches of yellow daffodils brighten the drive. Perennial - bulb 2178
84 <strong>Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-Me-Not</strong>
<em>Impatiens capensis</em> /Touch-Me-Not Family
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
These plants grow in damp environments. The name "Touch-Me-Not" comes from the way the ripe seed  pods pop...

Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-Me-Not Impatiens capensis /Touch-Me-Not Family Aquatic These plants grow in damp environments. The name "Touch-Me-Not" comes from the way the ripe seed pods pop...

Jewelweed or Spotted Touch-Me-Not Impatiens capensis /Touch-Me-Not Family Aquatic These plants grow in damp environments. The name "Touch-Me-Not" comes from the way the ripe seed pods pop when touched. I found this flower blooming in Oak Ridge in early August. Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA, Frozen Head SP, Cove Lake SP, Norris Dam SP, Haw Ridge Greenways, Oak Ridge 3368
85 <strong>Jewelweed flower with seedpod</strong>
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
<em>Impatiens capensis</em> /Touch-Me-Not Family
The green seedpod implodes by rapidly curling inward when touched, throwing the seeds. Kids love them!

Jewelweed flower with seedpod Aquatic Impatiens capensis /Touch-Me-Not Family The green seedpod implodes by rapidly curling inward when touched, throwing the seeds. Kids love them!

Jewelweed flower with seedpod Aquatic Impatiens capensis /Touch-Me-Not Family The green seedpod implodes by rapidly curling inward when touched, throwing the seeds. Kids love them! 2212
86 <strong>Pale Jewelweed; Pale Touch-Me-Not</strong>
  Close-up<em><br>Impatiens pallida</em> /Touch-Me-Not Family
These pretty yellow flowers are related to the Spotted Touch-Me-Not (<em>I. capensis</em>). It lives in low damp areas. I found this grow...

Pale Jewelweed; Pale Touch-Me-Not Close-up
Impatiens pallida
/Touch-Me-Not Family These pretty yellow flowers are related to the Spotted Touch-Me-Not (I. capensis). It lives in low damp areas. I found this grow...

Pale Jewelweed; Pale Touch-Me-Not Close-up
Impatiens pallida
/Touch-Me-Not Family These pretty yellow flowers are related to the Spotted Touch-Me-Not (I. capensis). It lives in low damp areas. I found this growing in Frozen Head State Park in late August. Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA, Frozen Head SP, Cove Lake SP, Norris Dam SP, Haw Ridge Greenways, Oak Ridge, Warriors' Path SP
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87 <strong>Trumpet Creeper; Flowers and Seed Pod</strong>
<em>Campsis radicans</em> /Trumpet Creeper Family
Hummingbirds are the main pollinator of Trumpet creeper flowers. The seeds are located in the long green pods. I found these blooming in Oak Ridg...

Trumpet Creeper; Flowers and Seed Pod Campsis radicans /Trumpet Creeper Family Hummingbirds are the main pollinator of Trumpet creeper flowers. The seeds are located in the long green pods. I found these blooming in Oak Ridg...

Trumpet Creeper; Flowers and Seed Pod Campsis radicans /Trumpet Creeper Family Hummingbirds are the main pollinator of Trumpet creeper flowers. The seeds are located in the long green pods. I found these blooming in Oak Ridge in June. Perennial Where seen: Haw Ridge Greenways, Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, widespread 3272
88 <strong>Trumpet Creeper Close-up</strong>
<em>Campsis radicans</em>
Notice the dark lines, these are the nectar guides that lead the hummingbirds to the nectar.

Trumpet Creeper Close-up Campsis radicans Notice the dark lines, these are the nectar guides that lead the hummingbirds to the nectar.

Trumpet Creeper Close-up Campsis radicans Notice the dark lines, these are the nectar guides that lead the hummingbirds to the nectar. 1076
89 This Trumpet Creeper flower has been split to show the nectar guides that end at the base of the stamens. These are the "road maps" for hummingbirds.

This Trumpet Creeper flower has been split to show the nectar guides that end at the base of the stamens. These are the "road maps" for hummingbirds.

This Trumpet Creeper flower has been split to show the nectar guides that end at the base of the stamens. These are the "road maps" for hummingbirds. 720
90 Trumpet Creeper - close-up of inside

Trumpet Creeper - close-up of inside

Trumpet Creeper - close-up of inside 749
91 <strong>Yellow-fringed Orchid</strong>
<em>Platanthera ciliaris</em> Orchid family
I'm not sure why this orchid is called "yellow" when it is very bright orange! This poor plant looks pretty pitiful because I rescued it from a hiking trail in the Smo...

Yellow-fringed Orchid Platanthera ciliaris Orchid family I'm not sure why this orchid is called "yellow" when it is very bright orange! This poor plant looks pretty pitiful because I rescued it from a hiking trail in the Smo...

Yellow-fringed Orchid Platanthera ciliaris Orchid family I'm not sure why this orchid is called "yellow" when it is very bright orange! This poor plant looks pretty pitiful because I rescued it from a hiking trail in the Smokies. It had been chopped down by a machete-wielding park trail crew and had been wilting in the middle of the trail for a day or two. :( Gee, can't those guys tell the difference between an orchid and a weed?!!! It was put in water for a few hours and revived just enough to get this picture. I'll try to get a better picture next year! I took the picture in mid-July 2004. ***Update*** See a nice photo taken in 2005 in the following frame. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP 1280
92 <strong>Yellow-fringed Orchid</strong> plants
<em>Platanthera ciliaris</em>
August 12, 2005
I <u>finally</u> got my good photo of the orchids! We went to Max Patch, NC where I saw a HUGE patch of them blooming along the road! I yelled my all too fam...

Yellow-fringed Orchid plants Platanthera ciliaris August 12, 2005 I finally got my good photo of the orchids! We went to Max Patch, NC where I saw a HUGE patch of them blooming along the road! I yelled my all too fam...

Yellow-fringed Orchid plants Platanthera ciliaris August 12, 2005 I finally got my good photo of the orchids! We went to Max Patch, NC where I saw a HUGE patch of them blooming along the road! I yelled my all too familiar, "Pull over NOW, I've got to get a picture of those!" It was a little un-nerving having fully loaded logging trucks rumbling down the road just a few feet away while I was perched on a steep bank to take the pictures! Why do these flowers have to be such a challenge?! The next photo is a detailed close-up of the beautiful fringed flowers. 2145
93 <strong>Yellow-fringed Orchid</strong> close-up
<em>Platanthera ciliaris</em>

Yellow-fringed Orchid close-up Platanthera ciliaris

Yellow-fringed Orchid close-up Platanthera ciliaris 1136
94 Copy of Arrow Arum1

Copy of Arrow Arum1

Copy of Arrow Arum1 847
95 <strong>Arrow Arum; Tuckahoe</strong>
<em>Peltandra virginica</em> / Arum Family
Kingsport, TN
June 23, 2007
I had seen this plant in fruit in Florida last summer, so it was exciting to find it in bloom in Tennessee.

Arrow Arum; Tuckahoe Peltandra virginica / Arum Family Kingsport, TN June 23, 2007 I had seen this plant in fruit in Florida last summer, so it was exciting to find it in bloom in Tennessee.

Arrow Arum; Tuckahoe Peltandra virginica / Arum Family Kingsport, TN June 23, 2007 I had seen this plant in fruit in Florida last summer, so it was exciting to find it in bloom in Tennessee. 1902
96 <strong>Yellow Pond Lily</strong>
<em>Nuphar luteum macrophyllum</em>
Kingsport, TN - Bays Mountain Park
June 23, 2007
The pond lily has a yellow, ball-shaped flower and huge leaves.

Yellow Pond Lily Nuphar luteum macrophyllum Kingsport, TN - Bays Mountain Park June 23, 2007 The pond lily has a yellow, ball-shaped flower and huge leaves.

Yellow Pond Lily Nuphar luteum macrophyllum Kingsport, TN - Bays Mountain Park June 23, 2007 The pond lily has a yellow, ball-shaped flower and huge leaves. 1354
97 Copy of Pond Lily Yellow2

Copy of Pond Lily Yellow2

Copy of Pond Lily Yellow2 820
98 Copy of Flame Azalea RMSP Orange3

Copy of Flame Azalea RMSP Orange3

Copy of Flame Azalea RMSP Orange3 1226
99 <strong>Wild Parsnip</strong>
<em>Pastinaca sativa*</em> / Parsley Family
Kingsport, TN
June 23, 2007
This pretty yellow flower is considered a noxious weed in Tennessee. It can cover large areas of land when well-established. I found this plant gr...

Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa* / Parsley Family Kingsport, TN June 23, 2007 This pretty yellow flower is considered a noxious weed in Tennessee. It can cover large areas of land when well-established. I found this plant gr...

Wild Parsnip Pastinaca sativa* / Parsley Family Kingsport, TN June 23, 2007 This pretty yellow flower is considered a noxious weed in Tennessee. It can cover large areas of land when well-established. I found this plant growing in front of the hotel where we stayed in Kingsport. 1955
100 <strong>Sweet Goldenrod</strong>
<em>Solidago odora</em> / Aster Family
Corbin, KY
August 1, 2008

Goldenrods can be notoriously difficult to identify, but this one can be quickly  identified by crushing and sniffing a leaf. If a licorice-like aro...

Sweet Goldenrod Solidago odora / Aster Family Corbin, KY August 1, 2008 Goldenrods can be notoriously difficult to identify, but this one can be quickly identified by crushing and sniffing a leaf. If a licorice-like aro...

Sweet Goldenrod Solidago odora / Aster Family Corbin, KY August 1, 2008 Goldenrods can be notoriously difficult to identify, but this one can be quickly identified by crushing and sniffing a leaf. If a licorice-like aroma is detected, it is Sweet Goldenrod. I was very glad to learn that little trick! 2231

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