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Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
May 14, 2019 11:40 AM CST
Do you love to explore fields and forests, wade through marshes, swamps and bogs, climb mountains or trek across deserts, all for the love of finding some interesting plant? Or maybe you even spot "weeds" growing by the roadsides and get all excited (that's me Hilarious! )? I would love to hear about your adventures and see your discoveries, whether common weeds or rare orchids, no matter what part of the world, be it in your own backyard or across the globe...please share! Smiling

The woods are just coming to life here in northern Maine. The last patches of snow are melting...

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I found several large patches of Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) in bloom yesterday...

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Ferns are starting to emerge everywhere!

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Young Starflower plants (Trientalis borealis)...

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The Twinflower, Linnaeus' favorite flower and named for him (Linnaea borealis) carpets the ground in many places...these will bloom in June.

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Wakerobin or Stinking Benjamin (Trillium erectum) should be opening very soon.

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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 17, 2019 7:20 PM CST

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Thank you for posting, those are lovely pictures and I love your outlook on Life and Nature. Hurray!
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
May 22, 2019 4:29 PM CST
Some wildflowers I found on my recent trip to Pennsylvania.
Wild Geranium...

Great White Trillium...

Tulip Tree...



Aniseroot...


Mayapple...




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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 23, 2019 7:36 AM CST

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Lovely flowers and plants, thank you so much. Smiling
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Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
May 23, 2019 10:26 AM CST
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These just showed up in the middle of my winter jasmine.

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn
Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
May 23, 2019 11:11 AM CST
Those are pretty! Are they some kind of Coreopsis?
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Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
May 23, 2019 5:08 PM CST
From my latest walk in the woods. A large patch of young Orange Jewelweed...

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False Solomon's Seal...

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Bluebead Lily...

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Red Trillium...

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New Tamarack leaves...



Forget-me-nots...

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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
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starbookworm
May 23, 2019 6:20 PM CST
They are Ear-leaved Tickseed (Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana').
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn
Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
May 27, 2019 12:40 PM CST
Lots of new discoveries in the woods today!
Skunk Currant in bloom...
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Red Trillium...the second flower was an unusual color but I believe the same species...
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I'm still working on identifying this, but if you know please tell me! Smiling
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Painted trillium...
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Threeleaf Goldthread...
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American Fly Honeysuckle...
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Yellow Lady's Slipper orchids emerging!
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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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frostweed
May 27, 2019 2:43 PM CST

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Lovely Plants all!!! Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Region: West Virginia Native Plants and Wildflowers Herbs
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starbookworm
Jun 4, 2019 8:46 AM CST
After the big rains last week, the evening primrose went crazy.
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Mallow plant is flowering its cute little flowers
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The yarrow I transplanted last month took to its new home spectacularly and is already blooming!
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To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Birds Cat Lover
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frostweed
Jun 4, 2019 2:04 PM CST

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Very lovely plants and flowers. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
Name: Scott A
St Louis, Mo (Zone 6a)
SL_gardener
Jun 7, 2019 5:50 AM CST
JHeirloom Seeds - is your mystery plant in the May 27 post Streptopus amplexifolius?
Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
Jun 7, 2019 7:27 AM CST
You're close! It actually turned out to be Streptopus lanceolatus, (Rosy Twistedstalk or Rose Mandarin). I was just out there again yesterday and it was so beautiful!!

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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jun 7, 2019 9:01 AM CST
I would love and lurk on this thread often. This will be among my most favourite thread on this site ever.
Thanks a lot @JHeirloomSeeds
This is a road side flower.. I have no idea... any suggestion on ID will be most appreciated
Sumatera. Low land. Near low flowing water body. 40 cm tall. Looks like a perrenial. Some has wicked thorn. But I do love it's blue and tough behaviour

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Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jun 7, 2019 9:14 AM CST
Another one, same location. A wild hibiscus (?). Flower reminds me of H trionum. Leaves and seed pods similar to H cannabinus, but totally "non friendly". Stem, petioles, and flower calyx, seedpod has tiny but sharp thorns that easily detach, stick to the skin, painfull and irritating.
No Idea of the exact species

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Maine (Zone 4a)
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JHeirloomSeeds
Jun 7, 2019 12:37 PM CST
@tofitropic, Thank You! for sharing the beautiful flowers from your part of the world!! I don't know what they are, other than as you said, the second flower does look like a kind of hibiscus, but maybe others will be able to identify them. Smiling
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"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jun 7, 2019 4:08 PM CST
Thanks a lot for the kind words and acorn @JHeirloomSeeds... I will surely post my encounter with anything I found interesting here in my part of the world
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Jun 9, 2019 7:43 PM CST
Walking the forest near home. While inspecting for Piper baccatum looking for nice color specimen
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I found another piper a shrubby non climber one. Perhaps will be great as a shady plant Piper umbellatum with glossy heart shape big leaves
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Among piper baccatum two interesting mushroom, one reminds me of truncated haworthia (H truncata/maughanii and a canary yellow mushroom.
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And a species Begonia growing in shade
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Jun 10, 2019 7:46 AM CST
Just back from a week in the Great Smokey mountains
Rained almost every day so our hikes were short , but so much to look at

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when i think of sedum I think hot dry but this beauty loves the moist woods
It flowers white but was finished flowering already

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there were mountain laurel everywhere


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Hydrangea maybe
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
There is More to Life Than Now

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