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May 14, 2019 11:40 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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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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May 17, 2019 7:20 PM CST
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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
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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May 22, 2019 4:29 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
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May 23, 2019 7:36 AM CST
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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
Lovely flowers and plants, thank you so much. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
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May 23, 2019 10:26 AM CST
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: West Virginia
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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
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May 23, 2019 11:11 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
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Those are pretty! Are they some kind of Coreopsis?
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May 23, 2019 5:08 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
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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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My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
"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."
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May 23, 2019 6:20 PM CST
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: West Virginia
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. - Audrey Hepburn
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May 27, 2019 12:40 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
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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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My blog: https://yeflowerlovers.blogspo...
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May 27, 2019 2:43 PM CST
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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
Lovely Plants all!!! Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
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Jun 4, 2019 8:46 AM CST
Name: Amy
Capon Bridge, WV (Zone 6b)
Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: West Virginia
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
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Jun 4, 2019 2:04 PM CST
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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
Very lovely plants and flowers. Smiling
Wildflowers are the Smiles of Nature.
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers.
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Jun 7, 2019 5:50 AM CST
Name: Scott A
St Louis, Mo (Zone 6a)
JHeirloom Seeds - is your mystery plant in the May 27 post Streptopus amplexifolius?
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Jun 7, 2019 7:27 AM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
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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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Jun 7, 2019 9:01 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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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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Jun 7, 2019 9:14 AM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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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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Jun 7, 2019 12:37 PM CST
Maine (Zone 4a)
Bookworm Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Morning Glories Herbs Heirlooms
Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
@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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Jun 7, 2019 4:08 PM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
Vegetable Grower Peppers Butterflies Garden Procrastinator Roses Bookworm
Tomato Heads Tropicals Salvias Plays in the sandbox Frogs and Toads Fruit Growers
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
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Jun 9, 2019 7:43 PM CST
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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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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Jun 10, 2019 7:46 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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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
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