The List for August

Plants first spotted blooming during the month of August.

Natives:

  • mistflower
  • flowering spurge
  • thin-leaved sunflower
  • strawberry-tomato (really, that’s what it’s called) fruit only
  • southern agrimony
  • dodder
  • horse balm
  • slender bush clover
  • winged monkey-flower
  • swamp rosemallow
  • dotted smartweed
  • hairy hawkweed
  • white wood aster
  • false daisy
  • grassleaf mudplantain
  • Virginia dayflower
  • common evening primrose
  • late goldenrod
  • horseweed
  • New York ironweed
  • large-flowered leafcup
  • hoary ticktrefoil
  • wingstem
  • purple-headed sneezeweed
  • late-flowering boneset
  • upland boneset
  • Spanish needles
  • Canada goldenrod
  • partridge-pea
  • pilewort
  • giant ragweed
  • swamp smartweed
  • white-bracted boneset
  • showy ticktrefoil
  • hog-peanut
  • wild bean
  • pearly everlasting
  • clammy ground-cherry
  • slender goldenrod
  • nodding smartweed
  • arrow-leaved tearthumb
  • beggar-ticks
  • Virginia buttonweed
  • Virginia bugleweed
  • elm-leaved goldenrod
  • wandlike goldenrod

Aliens:

  • big-flowered vetch
  • sweet autumn clematis
  • common hops
  • Japanese knotweed
  • common mugwort
  • velvetleaf
  • liriope
  • black nightshade

bringing the year’s totals to:

  • 254 natives in 76 families
  • 73 aliens in 30 families

for a grand total of 327 species in 80 families.

Twenty two percent of all species found have been alien.

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