In search of flowers in the Northeast

September 5, 2018

Colebrook, CT

A walk in the backyard:

Pink turtlehead

Japanese anemone

Elm-leaved goldenrod, a species with several flowering, arching branches toward the top of the plant giving the flowersheads a “feathery” look. There are more than a dozen species of goldenrod in New England.


Pepper plant

Red clover

Scientific names and families:

Pink turtlehead/Chelone leoniiPlantain Family: Plantaginaceae

Japanese anemone/Anemone huphensisButtercup Family: Ranunculaceae

Elm-leaved goldenrod/Solidago ulmifoliaAster Family: Asteraceae

Sedum/Hylotelephium spectabile – Stonecrop Family: Crassulaceae

Pepper plant/Capsicum annuumNightshade Family: Solanaceae

Red clover/Trifolium pratensePea Family: Fabaceae

Comments (1):

  1. Sally

    October 20, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Beauty~right out your back door!


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