Anise Hyssop (Agastache rugosa). June 28, 2010.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Stokes' Aster (Stokesia laevis), at Purdue Horticulture Gardens, June 28, 2010. Stokesia is one of the many plants in the Asteraceae plant family and is native to the southeastern US.
Stokesia is placed in the Vernonieae subdivision of the Asteraceae, which includes our native Vernonia, or ironweed.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This is known as Jewels of Opar, scientific name Talinum paniculatum. Native to western United States and Mexico, it has the potential to be invasive here. Talinum is in the plant family Portulacaceae. The leaves are said to be edible, like the more familiar relative Portulaca oleracea, or purslane.
If you visit this Talinum patch, look for the purslane. It's here as well.
Posted by Nick at 4:21 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This mushroom is back! Same place as last year. The recent wet weather has been good for fungi. Mushrooms are popping up all over the Lafayette area. Picture taken June 19, 2010.
Link to last year's post on this Chlorophyllum molybdites:
Posted by Nick at 10:09 AM
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This is purple coneflower, Echinacea purpureum 'Magnus'. Echinacea purpureum is native to Indiana. According to Deam's Flora, the most likely Indiana habitat are prairielands, while a few isolated plants may be found in woodlands. Picture taken June 14, 2010.
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Monday, June 14, 2010
This is named Miniature Hollyhock which is a hybrid of Sidalcea, (Sidalcea hybrida 'Brilliant'). The common hollyhock is genus Alcea. Picture taken June 9, 2010.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This is the Shasta Daisy, Leucanthemum x superbum 'Crazy Daisy'. Photo taken June 9, 2010. Shasta Daisy resembles the familiar weedy and wild Ox-Eye Daisy, but the flowers are a bit bigger. Compare the Shasta Daisy at Purdue Horticulture Gardens with the Ox-Eye Daisy on campus, here is a link:
Posted by Nick at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It's time for the butterfly weed to show its orange milkweedy flowers again. This picture was taken June 7, 2010. Asclepias tuberosa.
Posted by Nick at 9:47 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Yellow coneflower, Echinacea paradoxa 'Paradoxa', at Purdue Horticulture Gardens, June 4, 2010. Our native Echinacea is more familiar to gardeners, that is the purple flowered Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea paradoxa is not native to Indiana but rather is from the Ozark Mountain range, not terribly far away.
Posted by Nick at 9:21 AM
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Arkwright's Campion (Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome'). This is a hybrid derived from Lychnis chalcedonica. Picture taken June 4, 2010.
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