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Posted July 24, 2017 by Nancy Fullerton

I found Turk's Cap Lilies (Lilium superbum), Purple Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea) and also some beautiful  Meadow Beauty (Rhexia virginica) in flower at Pratt Farm. I also found Spatulate-leaved Sundew (Drosera intermedia). 

Turk's Cap Lily  Purple Milkwort  Meadow Beauty  Spatulate-leaved Sundew


Posted July 13, 2017 by kb

Grass PinkNancy Fullerton sent us a photo of the Grass pink (Calopogon tuberosus) she found at Pratt Farm, Exeter, RI




Posted July 13, 2017 by kb

Last week Fran and I were out in Cumberland and came across Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium) and Wood lilies (Lilium philadelphicum) in bloom.

Spreading Dogbane plant  Spreading dogbane flowers  Wood Lily


Posted June 20, 2017 by kb

Nancy Fullerton contacted us about a stand of Dutchman's Pipe [Aristolochia macrophylla (USDA) or Isotrema macrophyllum (gobotany) -- your choice!] growing in Coventry. She took us out to view it. It appears to have escaped from someone's garden and is growing rampantly. While not a native, it is a different looking plant and I thought folks would enjoy seeing it. Dutchman's Pipe is the host plant for the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.

Dutchman's Pipe plant  Dutchman's Pipe flower close up  Dutchman's Pipe leaf 

If you want more information on the Pipevine Swallowtail check out the follwing link.

While we were out, we also saw Hare Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata). This plant is on the Rare Plant list and is of state concern.

Close up of blossom  Close up of leaf  Hare Figwort plant

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