Pedagogy of the Plants

Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Rice Button Aster

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Symphyotrichum dumosum

Hairy White Oldfield Aster

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Symphyotrichum pilosum

One Groovy Orchid

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Paphiopedilum lowii

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 16, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Evening Primrose, Oenothera macrocarpa

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Written by Cameron Brooks

July 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

American Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum

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Hikers flock to Raven Cliff Falls Trail for the rush of falling water, but a trip in early April offers subtler beauty along the way.

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Since ninety-nine percent of trout lily plants are non-flowering, the illusive perennials pictured above are one-percenters thriving in the mountains of White County.

May Day Flurries

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A flurry of cottonwood seeds occupy an entrance to the North Oconee River Greenway.
 

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Buttonbush Pollination

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Cephalanthus occidentalis Pollination

 

A year ago this month I discovered a white, spherical flower growing beside a narrow creek. Seven months later I bought a used kayak, and now I meet buttonbush all the time along lakes and rivers.

 

Lake Hartwell Island Cephalanthus occidentalis