Fall Flowers - Woodlands - White and Cream-colored

These flowers bloom between September and late November.
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1 <strong>Calico Aster</strong>
<em>Aster lateriflorus</em> /Aster Family<br>
Calico Aster gets its name from the different colors of the disk flowers.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

Calico Aster Aster lateriflorus /Aster Family
Calico Aster gets its name from the different colors of the disk flowers. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

Calico Aster Aster lateriflorus /Aster Family
Calico Aster gets its name from the different colors of the disk flowers. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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2 Calico Aster - Close-up

Calico Aster - Close-up

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3 <strong>Heath Aster</strong>
<em>Aster ericoides</em> /Aster Family
<span style="color:purple;">Rare - Threatened in TN</span><br>
I found this aster blooming at the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge in September. 
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Oak R...

Heath Aster Aster ericoides /Aster Family Rare - Threatened in TN
I found this aster blooming at the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge in September. Perennial Where seen: Oak R...

Heath Aster Aster ericoides /Aster Family Rare - Threatened in TN
I found this aster blooming at the Haw Ridge Greenway in Oak Ridge in September. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge, Haw Ridge Greenway
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4 <strong>Toothed White-topped Aster</strong>
<em>Seriocarpus asteroides</em> /Aster Family<br>
There are many different kinds of white asters! I found this one blooming at Piney Falls SNA.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Piney Falls SNA

Toothed White-topped Aster Seriocarpus asteroides /Aster Family
There are many different kinds of white asters! I found this one blooming at Piney Falls SNA. Perennial Where seen: Piney Falls SNA

Toothed White-topped Aster Seriocarpus asteroides /Aster Family
There are many different kinds of white asters! I found this one blooming at Piney Falls SNA. Perennial Where seen: Piney Falls SNA
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5 <strong>White Snakeroot</strong>
<em>Ageratina altissima</em> /Aster Family<br>
If cattle eat this plant their milk may be tainted with a toxin, called <u>tremetol</u> which causes "milk sickness." This plant was responsible for the death of Abraham ...

White Snakeroot Ageratina altissima /Aster Family
If cattle eat this plant their milk may be tainted with a toxin, called tremetol which causes "milk sickness." This plant was responsible for the death of Abraham ...

White Snakeroot Ageratina altissima /Aster Family
If cattle eat this plant their milk may be tainted with a toxin, called tremetol which causes "milk sickness." This plant was responsible for the death of Abraham Lincoln's mother. Grazing animals such as cattle, goats, sheep, horses, and pigs can be poisoned by White Snakeroot. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Cherokee National Forest, Warriors' Path SP {Formerly known as Eupatorium rugosum}
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6 <strong>Pale-flowered Leaf-cup</strong>
<em>Polymnia canadensis</em> /Aster Family<br>
I found this plant growing at Norris Dam State Park in early September. It grows in large groups at the edges of the woods. The leaves are very large.
Perennial
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Pale-flowered Leaf-cup Polymnia canadensis /Aster Family
I found this plant growing at Norris Dam State Park in early September. It grows in large groups at the edges of the woods. The leaves are very large. Perennial ...

Pale-flowered Leaf-cup Polymnia canadensis /Aster Family
I found this plant growing at Norris Dam State Park in early September. It grows in large groups at the edges of the woods. The leaves are very large. Perennial Where seen: Norris Dam SP, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP
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7 <strong>Pale-flowered Leafcup</strong>; close-up

Pale-flowered Leafcup; close-up

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8 <strong>Lion's Foot</strong>
<em>Prenanthes serpentaria</em> /Aster Family<br>
This is a very late blooming woodland plant. Note the long pistils and anthers on the blooming flowers.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge ...

Lion's Foot Prenanthes serpentaria /Aster Family
This is a very late blooming woodland plant. Note the long pistils and anthers on the blooming flowers. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge ...

Lion's Foot Prenanthes serpentaria /Aster Family
This is a very late blooming woodland plant. Note the long pistils and anthers on the blooming flowers. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Oak Ridge Greenways, Frozen Head SP
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9 <strong>Flower-of-an-Hour</strong>
<em>Hibiscus trionum</em> /Mallow Family<br>
The flower is not completely open, I took this picture at 10:00 a.m. and it had already begun to close. These cream-colored flowers do not last long, they live up to thei...

Flower-of-an-Hour Hibiscus trionum /Mallow Family
The flower is not completely open, I took this picture at 10:00 a.m. and it had already begun to close. These cream-colored flowers do not last long, they live up to thei...

Flower-of-an-Hour Hibiscus trionum /Mallow Family
The flower is not completely open, I took this picture at 10:00 a.m. and it had already begun to close. These cream-colored flowers do not last long, they live up to their common name! This flower was photographed in mid-September. Annual Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum
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10 <strong>White Turtlehead</strong>
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span> 
<em>Chelone glabra</em> /Snapdragon Family<br>
These odd-looking flowers like to live near water, especially near streambanks. They are in the Snapdragon Family. There is a...

White Turtlehead Aquatic Chelone glabra /Snapdragon Family
These odd-looking flowers like to live near water, especially near streambanks. They are in the Snapdragon Family. There is a...

White Turtlehead Aquatic Chelone glabra /Snapdragon Family
These odd-looking flowers like to live near water, especially near streambanks. They are in the Snapdragon Family. There is a dark pink-flowered Red Turtlehead too. I got a laugh when I noticed the lower flower lip moving as if it were "talking," a bee was deep inside the flower! Note the bumblebee's head peeking out from the opening of the flower. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountain NP, Frozen Head SP, Warriors' Path SP (story)
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11 <strong>Bur or Star Cucumber</strong>
<em>Sicyos angulatus*</em> /Moonseed Family<br>
I found this plant blooming along the Tellico River in Tellico Plains in mid-October. This plant is monoecious. The plant is a woody, climbing vine. The flowers wil...

Bur or Star Cucumber Sicyos angulatus* /Moonseed Family
I found this plant blooming along the Tellico River in Tellico Plains in mid-October. This plant is monoecious. The plant is a woody, climbing vine. The flowers wil...

Bur or Star Cucumber Sicyos angulatus* /Moonseed Family
I found this plant blooming along the Tellico River in Tellico Plains in mid-October. This plant is monoecious. The plant is a woody, climbing vine. The flowers will later develop round, black fruits. Annual or Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tellico Plains, Warriors' Path SP
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12 Copy of Aster Cream-colored

Copy of Aster Cream-colored

Copy of Aster Cream-colored 2129
13 Copy of Lions Foot1

Copy of Lions Foot1

Copy of Lions Foot1 2196

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