More Flowers Found in New York

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wild basil
Clinopodium vulgare
Lamiaceae
scattered distribution throughout the US and Canada, but solidly in the Northeast, Mid-Atltantic, and upper Midwest

 

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New Jersey tea
Ceanothus americanus
Rhamnaceae
throughout the eastern US and Canada into the Great Plains
threatened in Maine

 

 

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purple-flowering raspberry
Rubus odoratus
Rosaceae
found through most of the eastern US and Canada except some parts of the deep South
endangered in Illinois, threatened in Indiana

 

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wintergreen
aka eastern teaberry, checkerberry
Gaultheria procumbens
Ericaceae
found throughout the eastern US and Canada, excluding Florida
supposedly Clark’s Teaberry Gum was named for this plant, though I couldn’t determine if any part of Gaultheria procumbens was ever used in manufacturing the stuff.  When I was a child Teaberry was my favorite.

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