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Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
May 30, 2011 4:19 PM CST
New thread. We came from here. http://cubits.org/orchids/thread/view/37962/

Yesterday I made my ritual pilgrimage to a local hiking spot a few miles from home to see the ladyslippers. Cypipedium acaule.
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Cypripedium parviflorum.
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Swamp pink, yummy clove scent. Veery. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Veery/sounds Black and White Warbler. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-and-white_Warbler/s...
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Blue eyed grass. Wild lilies of the valley. Green!! View on the way home.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 30, 2011 4:54 PM CST
Beautiful, Kathy!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 30, 2011 4:54 PM CST

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Lovely pictures, Kathy.
Swamp pink - we have that one, I had no idea what it was.
The Cyp acaule look wonderful, nice sturdy plants, good density in the stands. Some are also very light in color, some darker. Very pretty!
You have also Cyp parviflorum, how great is that. We have never seen them at our place in Pennsy. I would have a heart attack coming across some. Lovey dubby
Thanks for taking these pictures, I love it!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
May 30, 2011 7:55 PM CST
The parviflorums are further down the trail so only some of us know where they are. I have been going there since 1980 to see them.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 30, 2011 7:57 PM CST

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I am glad to hear they are then somewhat protected in a way - good!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
May 30, 2011 8:25 PM CST
I also went to my friend's iris garden in the next town over and got some beardeds today. She sells them and her son sells beardless irises.
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Here are pics from her yard. I got the Primula japonicas from her, can you tell?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
May 30, 2011 8:50 PM CST
I don't think the serenity prayer was meant for gardens, but every time I look at your neighborhood, I start repeating it. Drooling
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
May 30, 2011 8:54 PM CST
Big Grin I love it here, can you tell?
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
May 31, 2011 6:50 AM CST

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Oh yes!
Lovely place. I always enjoy the pretty Primulas too.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 6, 2011 7:50 PM CST

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Yesterday morning "in Pennsy", I grabbed my Camera and visited the neighbor's slope right next to our place. It is a wildflower heaven and the slope is just loaded with Lichen.
I spotted a couple of new (on this location) Lichen, the weather must have been perfect for them, they all looked great. I just went through my wonderful book ( Lichens of North America) and tried to compare and identify. I hope I did it correctly!
These charming miniatures are so easily overlooked and many of the pretty details are only revealed with some magnification.
Here is the slope -
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Cladonia cristatella, British Soldiers
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Cladonia cervicornis var verticillata, Ladder Lichen
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I have never seen the next one in this location, this is possibly Cladonia pleurota, the Red-fruited Pixie-cup.
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Here is another new one, although I did spot this one last year in the Ramapo mountains.
Dibaeis baeomyces, Pink Earth Lichen
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And another Pixie-cup, surely one of the Cladonias or perhaps false Pixie-cup, Cladonia chlorophaea
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 6, 2011 8:03 PM CST
Those are great Ursula. i especially like the first two. The Ladder Lichen looks like a Dr. Seuss world! Hilarious!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 6, 2011 8:11 PM CST
Wonderful photos, Ursula! I feel sorry for those who never look down...they miss so much.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 6, 2011 8:12 PM CST
I agree
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 7, 2011 8:01 AM CST

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I am happy you two enjoy them!
One could spend hours at that slope and always see something new. And later in the year, providing the weather is favorable, we find there Platanthera lacera and Spiranthes cernua.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 7, 2011 8:08 AM CST
This year I am going to the Hawley Bog with a friend! They have orchids there!!!!
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
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belaschick
Jun 13, 2011 6:45 PM CST
Wow, I love those lichens, Ursula. I need to explore the ground more closely. My eyesight is not what It used to be. For awhile I just thought all of the plants I used to enjoy when walking in the woods had disappeared, but a few years ago, when I finally got new glasses, they all came back. I think it is that time again. The only bad part of it is that all the wrinkles around the eyes come back, too!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2011 7:06 PM CST

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Jo, thanks so much. If you were to look for them, try to look for sloped, rocky areas with poor gravelly soil. It is your best bet to find the ones I posted.
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
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belaschick
Jun 14, 2011 4:41 AM CST
Thanks Ursula. I am looking forward to hiking and attending to (and appreciating) what is around my feet.
N. Middlesex County, MA
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wha
Jun 15, 2011 8:38 AM CST
need to look closer at lichen now - beautiful shots.
Bill
Name: doglover
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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doglover
Jul 13, 2011 12:22 AM CST
Wow: Lovely plants and pictures. Fell a upon this forum/thread somehow by exploring. As I said, I am all over cubits exploring and now I need to know if there ever was or going to be a plant share or co-op for some of those Lady slippers and primulas. Newbie to cubits. Just point me to the right directions if I am posting in the wrong thread/forum. Thanks everyone. having a great new experience here. Still wants some of these plants.

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