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Plant Identification  3 years 10 months ago #109

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Plant Identification  3 years 10 months ago #110

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Found this shrub at the NYBG, but it didn't have a sign.


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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #192

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I was hiking in Minnewaska State Park and came across this little beauty alongside the trail. It looks like some of its petals roll together to form a tube . . . and that tube has sprouted a goatee! The plant was growing near a stream under some conifers. Has anyone seen this wildflower before?
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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #193

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Has a couple of common names: Gaywings, Flowering wintergreen, or Fringed Polygala (Polygala is the genus).

I didn't know this flower to start, but felt confident I could figure it out. Not a lot of flowers with only 3 petals, and it is an unusual "orchid" like appearance. I haven't seen it before, but will be on the lookout for it from now on. Thanks for sharing!!!

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/polygala_paucifolia.shtml

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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #194

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What about this lil guy? I thought it was a violet, but am not seeing a matching leaf. Saw it at Sundown Wild Forest.

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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #195

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This one too! Also from Sundown Wild Forest, right near Vernooy Kill Falls (but on dry ground). I spent time on GoBotany but wasn't able to find a match. The leaves reminded me of blue cohosh, but the stalk is very different....thick and celery-like!

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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #196

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The first one I know by the common name I learned in the Adirondacks "Wild lettuce". I feel very confident given its distinct traingular leaves. If the leaves weren't as angular I might have suggested the flower Colt's foot. But that would still have some flower stalk evidence visible if it were Colt's foot. I will try to locate more information to follow-up with.


The tall celery-like plant is a Meadow-rue. There are several different kinds. This is very likely to be Tall meadow-rue . I have also encountered Early meadow-rue in our region of New York.
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Plant Identification  3 years 3 months ago #197

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Hmm, could the wild lettuce leaves I shot just be their basal leaves? They look quite different from the leaves I'm used to seeing on the stem.

Ah, a rue! I thought originally narrowed it down to the Thalictrum genus, but then said "nah"....

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Plant Identification  2 years 3 months ago #293

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Question from a Putnam County landowner: Is this tree of heaven?

Our Answer: This looks more like a sumac or mountain ash. Tree of heaven leaflets have smoother margins, while the leaflets in this photo are serrated.

Check out this video (skip to 4:19) to see tips on tree of heaven identification.

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Plant Identification  2 years 3 months ago #294

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Inquiry from a Putnam County landowner.

This is umbrella magnolia. Native to the mid-Appalachians, but now appearing more frequently in New York and New England.
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Plant Identification  1 year 11 months ago #303

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Question from a Columbia County landowner: What tree is this? Found it growing in a damp area along a small stream.



Our Answer: This is a hackberry, and is one of the more rare trees in our region. Usually found growing in wet areas.
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Plant Identification  1 year 4 months ago #305

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Hi Forest Experts !!

Can anyone tell me what type of flower this is? I was hiking the other afternoon in the woods and came across many of these. The bloom early I guess!
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Plant Identification  1 year 4 months ago #306

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Trout lily, Erythronium americanum.

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Plant Identification  1 year 4 months ago #307

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It's called trout lily because the shape and blotchy pattern of the leaves looks kind of like a trout's body.

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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #312

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Found this beauty in the road on our hill. I believe it is purple foxglove. Can anyone confirm?
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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #313

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Sure is! That has a great color. Aka Digitalis purpurea, and is originally from Europe.
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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #314

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Is this Chamomile?
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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #315

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The flower certainly looks like chamomile, but the leaves look more like a daisy. Chamomile leaves are thin and wispy, almost like dill.

Stay tuned because in a few weeks MyWoodlot is releasing a new activity on identifying wildflowers :)
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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #316

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What vine is this?
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Plant Identification  1 year 2 months ago #319

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I've always found these tough to identify. It looks like a bindweed, but I don't know which species. I'd guess the genus is either Fallopia or Polygonum. Keep an eye out for flowers or seeds - that'll help pick the species.
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