Friday, June 29, 2007

Mud Mystry Plant - Flowers etc.

Here are some more images of this plant. I have no clue or direction to go on this one right now. It is in a dark rich wet soil. Update: I think this is a Veronica catenata Pennell. Status on this plant, commonly known as Veronica's Speedwell is tenatively undertermined.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Alisma triviale Or Northern Water Plantain Update

One plaintain just started to bloom! Unfortunately our four footed deer friends have found the plants too, and have started to dine. I counted some 20+ plants. Some are grouped together, looking like one, but I poked around and counted them seperately.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Christmas fern - Polystichum acrostichoides

I only saw two of these, but didn't got poking around much. This one is right next to my house.

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Sensitive Fern - Bead Fern - Onoclea sensibilis

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Jack-in-the-Pulpit -Arisaema triphyllum

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Bladder Sedge - Carex intumescens

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Green Heron - Butorides virescens.

It is always nice to have company out there. Here is a Green Heron, or a Butorides virescens.

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Green Arrow Arum? - Peltandra virginica L. Schott

Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott, commonly known as green arrow arum. Or is this Sagittaria latifolia Willd. commonly known as broadleaf arrowhead?


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Baby white flowering Vine - Unidentified

So many mystry plants, but these caught my eye because of their tiny white baby flowers. This appears to be on a vine, and in a muddy area.

Caged butterfly - Unidentified

As I was bringing in some groceries this evening, I found this guy fluttering in my screened in porch. Yes, I think it is time to full screen it in, and leave the door shut. I did sucessfully get him/her in a big brown paperbag and let loose!


Unidentified butterfly or moth?

Mud Mystry plant

Here is another plant living in the mud that I have not yet identified.

Unidentified plant...

I am still trying to identify some of the plants I found. This one was right along the edge of the creek.

Orange Brown Butterfly

I guess it is different when a butterfly says, "Oh Shit!" The dogs left a golden nugget on the front steps and this fellow found it. I have no idea what kind of butterfly this is. Anyone out there know?

Monday, June 25, 2007

Unidentified Wetland sedges - grasses.

Sedge 1

Sedge 2

Sedge 3

Any help identifing these wetland sedges would be appreciated.


Dark-green Bulrush - Scirpus atrovirens

I am very new to identifing grasses. This is not a great photo, but I believe it is Dark-green Bulrush - Scirpus atrovirens.

Southern Water Plantain

Southern Water Plantain, not the Alisma triviale Or Northern Water Plantain which is considered an endangered plant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I just found this one Montgomery County, here near the island. It is also very near to where a major sewer line is going to be replaced.

Alisma triviale can be distinguished by its smaller (~3 mm) flowers, if
present, and the somewhat rounded or heart-shaped base to the leaves. It is similar to a Alisma subcordatum but can be distinguished by larger (~7mm) flowers, if present, and by tapered leaf bases. Thank you to this site for that information: ID manual/Findit.html

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