Porteranthus (Gillenia) trifoliata
Some current natives in my Northern Virginia yard.
Great pics. Thanks for showing the Porteranthus. I just returned from our cabin in western NC where I saw a few (one quite large up in the woods) which I wanted to ID.
Thanks again for sharing your beauties, and for the ID's. I know some of them but I this is a great way to learn.
Also confirms that what someone sent in trade last season turned out not to be M. bradburiana (sp?).
What a wonderful garden, greenthumb!
I 'discovered' something new in my garden- figure if I wait a bit you will post a picture of it- something minty you probably gave me -Have to go get a picture..And thx for reminding me to watch my budding Anemone viginiana
I have some of those but not nearly all of them. Really like the Harebell and all the Penstemons. Cool Indian Pipes too. :)
I don't understand why native Penstemons are not more widely seen in gardens. Many attractive species, nice displays, and require no care once established. Indian Pipe, Squawroot, Hyssop Skullcap, and Long-Leaved Bluets are all volunteers.
I don't know either. I have several Penstemons. They are indeed easy care. Great that you get so many volunteers. I am at the edge of woods but haven't gotten that many good volunteers. I hope I will.
greenthumb, how in the world do you keep all your plants identified? I don't see labels on any of your beautiful posts!
Most plants start out with a label somewhere near them, thought eventually many become illegible, hidden, or lost. Many of the natives I have ID'd often enough I know them by sight. Major exceptions are Penstemons, Skullcaps, and many of the ferns.
I think of you as a walking encyclopedia. Just saying.
greenthumb99, I wonder if you are familiar with this. There is lots of it along a stream by our cabin in western NC. I think it must be a thalictrum but I can't figure which one. I haven't seen one get more than about 12" tall. These are the best pics I have and they will be finished blooming when we return. This plant is here in GA, wish I had pics of the NC ones. Thanks
Pretty sure it is a Thalictrum, possibly Thalictrum clavatum, an uncomon, little written about Thalictrum that occurs primarily in the southern Appalachians. No plant file for it. Hope this is of some help.
Thank you so much! That has to be it. How exciting. You've made my day.
I meant to give you some of the baby Verbascum I sprouted from your seed. V blattaria?? They're looking happy, small but growing.
Lovely, thanks for sharing. I have a single nightshade that comes up in the same spot every year, and we let it stay because it is so enchanting. ;)
you have an amazing array...
My purple Obedient Plant won't flower till September---?
Nice. I should trudge out back and see if my Slender Mountain Mint is blooming. But it's so wet I don't that's going to happen anytime today.
I've got massive Native envy.... great looking natives ya've got there!
I went for a drive into the backwoods here in KY and not only did I see some beautiful sights, but I saw my first, up close, look at snapping turtle. It was in the road and I stopped to remove it. I did not know turtles could move that fast!! It RAN to the side of the road and into the brush. Amazing!! I saw lots of wild flowers and found one that really turned me on. Now I know that it is Anemone virginiana. I carefully brought on home with me and it is doing well in a pot. I would like to enclude native wildflowers in my garden. So keep posting pictures of them so I know what I am looking at. I found a book Ä Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs" by George A. Petrides and am now looking for one to help me ID wildflowers.
Hi Marti. Glad to hear you are back in the garden.
Careful about pulling plants from the wild. There are laws against it (!)(crazy lawyers) in most states, and you never know whose property you might be on.
I hope the anemone does well for you. I tried to start it from seed last year, sure is pretty.
I was on my friends property and they said I can take whatever I want. I am taking pictures of things that I want than trying to check them against the list of protected wildflowers. I know somethings are rare and hard to find. My friends have a lot of the Anemone on their property and I just took 1.
Nice to have friends with wildflowers!
I used to run with a group that did plan rescues on property slated for construction. One lady did all the legwork to get permission to enter. Boy, we'd come away with some neat stuff. Found a native hydrangea several years back. One man collected ginger and used to ship it far and wide to other folks interested in natives.
Good to "see" you again, marti. She's one of the few DGers I've actually gotten to meet in person. Nice lady. :) You brought daffodils, white violets, elderberry bushes, and I think gojiberry? Or was it the purple Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)? Anyway, we had breakfast and gabbed a lot, and then you were on your way to CA. I'm happy to report that everything you gave me is still growing and doing well.
greenthumb- the Allium cernuum is 'nodding' in my garden today, and about to bloom
Well, I'm back in KY. Did not work out for me with my DIL. I'm having to start my garden out here all over as it was not taken care off while I was gone. I lost a few roses, but brought 12 back to replace them.
I am glad everything I gave you is doing well. I'm watching the elderberry bushes here and will be picking berries soon. Plus I started some cuttings for my own yard. My sister passed away in Jan and now I'm alone and trying to remodel this old trailer as it is now mine. I've got a couple of friends helping and we are replacing some of the livingroom floor as it is rotted in a couple of places. Once that is done than we will close off the livingroom and turn it into a sewing and craft room for me. That way I can keep the cats out of my things. I've got one that think's its her business to clean off tables, shelves whatever, that she wants to lie down on. She's going to be pissed off when she can't get into my craft room. LOL!!
Amanada, I rescued a native hydrangea also. Actually 2 of them off a piece of property were they starting construction. One of them is in the ground and is getting huge. The other is in a pot and will soon be in the ground.
Went with some friends to help clean out a house that no one wanted anything in there. The lady had died and her kids were throwing everything out in a dumpster. I found a book I had been wanting. "The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers" Eastern Region. Saved me alot of money because now I don't have to buy the book. I've been looking thru it and will take it into the field with me to help me ID wildflowers.