Monday, May 30, 2011

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'.  This is a commercial cultivar but there is a wild type Sisyrinchium angustifolium that is native to Indiana.  Picture taken May 30, 2011.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Allium karataviense

Turkestan Onion (Allium karataviense).  Picture taken May 6, 2011.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Onoclea sensibilis

Onoclea sensibilis, also called Sensitive Fern.  It's supposed to be very sensitive to frost.  Frost is predicted tonight, we'll see how it looks in the morning.  This picture was taken May 3, 2011.  Sensitive Fern is native to Indiana.

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The plant in the lower left corner of the picture is Twinleaf (Jeffersonia diphylla).

Packera glabella

Packera glabella, here an unintended plant at Hort Gardens.  Some people call this butterweed and some call it cressleaf groundsel.  It's very common in cornfields.  This picture was taken May 3, 2011.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Camassia leichtlinii caerulea

Now flowering at Purdue Horticulture Gardens is this Camassia.  It's a Camassia leichtlinii 'Caerulea', also called Leichtlin Quamash.  Our native Camassia is Camassia scilloides.  It will be flowering very soon.  Look for Camassia scilloides in some of our local natural areas.  This picture was taken May 2, 2011.

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