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  • Folsom Louisiana Native Plant Society
    4 5 tall purplish flower clusters Leaves smell like vanilla Eupatoriums There are at least eight blooming at this time mostly white The most attractive one is E coelestinum with numerous clusters of bluish flowers looks great on roadsides and in my yard E incarnatum Pink Eupatorium Similar to above with pinkish blue flowers but not as plentiful on the rare list Helianthus Sunflowers Most of the sunflowers have already had their flowering season the one making the biggest display now is H angustifolius My wife and I drove by at least a million blooms this past Sunday 9 29 96 Heterotheca mariana Golden Aster is still blooming and so is H graminifolia Silk Grass to 3 tall and H subaxillaris to 6 tall All have yellow flowers Hedeoma pulegioides American Pennyroyal Small shrub with numerous light blue flowers Blooming on Mockingbird Hill Kentucky p 206 Ipomoea coccinea Red Morning Glory Orange red tubular flowers which stay open for two days and nights I quamoclit Cypress Vine The hummers love them and they are still here 10 3 96 Lantana montevidensis Trailing Lantana Introduced Is still covered with lavender and white flowers Liatris Blazing Stars The three in Brown s book are still in bloom Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flowers To 5 bright red clusters of flowers L siphilitica Big Blue Lobelia Macranthera flammea Flame Flower Annual or biennial herb about 6 tall bright orange tubular flowers 1 long Leaves are 3 6 long and deeply indented Parasitic on roots of other woody plants in moist situations Very rare Monarda punctata Horsemint Perennial to 3 tall two or more flowers in close clusters at the end of each flowering stems Yellow to light pink flowers surround stem Muhelenbergia fifipes Pink Muhelenbergia Tufted perennial grass to 80 cm tall Inflorence is a

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  • Folsom Louisiana Native Plant Society
    twining perennial vine with blue sweat pea like flowers 3 Coreopsis tripteris T all Coreopsis Perennial herbaceous dies to the ground in winter three leaflets on each petiole stem Grows on edge of woods and in my yard 3 Eupatoriums Most of the eight listed in Brown s W F La are blooming yet and starting to make seeds Now is the time to scatter some of the seeds in your bits of heaven your garden Gentiana saponaria Soapwort Gentian Perennial herb plant that dies down to ground level in winter to about 3 Growing near the pond on Mockingbird Hill Road in late September to early October Bluish purple flowers are borne in clusters 1 ½ long flowers just barely open when mature They prefer dappled sunshine G villosa Sampson s Snakeroot Perennial herb to about 18 with clusters of 1 ½ long white flowers that just barely open enough to peek inside I found this one at Lee Memorial Forest near Pine LA On the outing with LA Native Plant Society Helianthus angustifolius Narrow leaved Sunflower More that half of these plants have finished blooming and are ripening seeds However the ones that are still blooming are much shorter They seem to be the same variety but my thinking is that the taller ones are at least two years old and the shorter ones have come up from seeds Assuming I m right if you want more blooms over a longer period of time just scatter some of these ripened seeds where you want them to bloom 2 Heterotheca mariana Golden Aster this is not an aster had stopped blooming but came into bloom again yesterday H graminifolia Silk Grass has silky hairs on leaves H subaxillaris Camphor weed upper leaves are shorter and wider Each of these plants have different leaves grow to different heights but the flowers are almost identical on all three 1 across and yellow Hedeoma pulegiodes American Pennyroyal Small many branched shrub with numerous light blue flowers Still blooming on Mockingbird Hill Kentucky p 206 2 Hibiscus aculeatus Pineland Hibiscus Perennial herb to 3 tall deeply notched leaves and seed pods are very rough to the touch 3 white flowers are blooming for the fifth month 5 Ipomoea coccinea Red Morning Glory Orange red tubular flowers which stay open for two days and nights and are still blooming 2 I quamoclit Cypress Vine Bright deep red 1 flowers with finely divided leaves Hope my hummers have departed this morning glory is about finished blooming I expect to have plenty of seeds from it They both look great climbing up into shrubbery from summer to frost Lantana montevidensis Trailing Lantana Imported Low growing perennial plant that is literally covered with lavender and white clusters of flowers for about nine months of the year Comes back from the roots after a hard freeze Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flowers Perennial herb to 5 tall many bright red 1 flowers on terminal raceme stalk lower lip has three

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  • Folsom Louisiana Native Plant Society
    single flowers Have white petals and yellow discs centers Will grow in drier locations Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Saw a few blooms along roads but saw thousands of them in pots with small trellises at Windmill Nursery all were in bloom Houstonia patens Bluets Saw my first one on 1 12 97 This cute little plant will prosper in your lawn grass It bears ¼ lavender blue flowers about 2 3 tall and this tiny plant is a perennial Last year we had thousands in our lawn Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly The only holly I m familiar with that loses its leaves in winter but the red berries still hold on it will thrive in wet situations I opaca American Holly This is an evergreen tree which is being used widely as an ornamental landscape plant After coming across thousands of small plants without berries male I wondered where they came from Just couldn t find any with red berries female Finally while exploring an abandoned home with my great granddaughter there it was a beautifully formed 40 American Holly covered with red berries It was quite a specimen I vomitoria Yaupon Don t have the symmetrical growth of American Holly but do have attractive berries But they are usually a pest They come up where you don t want them to Lantana montevidensis Trailing Lantana Introduced Has finally stopped blooming It succumbed to the three straight days of heavy frosts It will come back from the roots Lobelia siphilitica Big Blue Lobelia These plants didn t get to be as tall as the ones growing from last year s roots They were seedlings They did manage to ripen some seeds before the frosts Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle Introduced Winter blooming white flowered Honeysuckle It s a shrub Got this

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  • Folsom Louisiana Native Plant Society
    more of these tiny bright blue flowers in our otherwise drab lawn Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Saw thousands of these plants with their bright red berries amongst the bare shrubbery and trees on the roadsides of U S 71 south of Alexandria 2 Lamium amplexicaule Henbit Saw the first of these low annual herbaceous plants with their multiple purple blooms Lantana montevidensis Creeping Lantana Introduced After being nipped by the cold it is starting to bloom again Lirodendron tulipfera Tulip Poplar These rather attractive blooms are only in the upper parts of the tree but by using my binoculars I can see the flowers are open Lonicera fragrantissima Winter Honeysuckle Introduced This winter blooming white flowered honeysuckle is not invasive is not a vine and is still blooming Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Is just opening its first buds after taking a short rest Mahonia bealei Leatherleaf Mahonia This evergreen shrub still has some yellow flowers and no part of the plant shows any sign of being nipped by the cold Nothoscordum bivale False Garlic Doesn t smell like onion or garlic even thought it is closely related to the onion ½ white six petalled flowers in terminal clusters Oxalis rubra Wood Sorrel Introduced A perennial herb with clover like leaves Flowers are nice to look at this time of year but they are hard to get rid of Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw Plum Don t know where we can draw a line to call this plant a shrub or a tree but Brown calls it a shrub with dense thickets My plant is about 12 tall with about 12 spread Small white flowers are plentiful and the fruit is edible Ranunculus fascicularis Early Buttercup Perennial means they live at least two years herb with mostly basal leaves and 1 glistening yellow

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  • passiflora_incarnata cultivar
    Passion Vine Maypop Cultivar Passiflora incarnata Back to Passion Vine

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  • Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar1
    Gulf Fritillary Small Caterpillar on Passion Vine Maypop Cultivar Passiflora incarnata First Previous Picture Next Picture Last Back to Gulf Fritillary

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  • Gulf Fritillary Life
    a larger view First Second Picture Third Picture Fourth Picture Fifth Picture Last Back to Passion Vines Gulf Fritillary female laying eggs on P incarnata Note the golden egg in the center of the photo At first the caterpillar is small but looks ferocious The black spines are harmless The caterpillar eats the passion vine leaves and grows larger each day Soon the caterpillar pupates in the form of a

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  • Swamp Azalea
    Azalea Rhododendron serrulatum Flower Bud Seed Pod White native azalea that blooms during the summer Flower buds are longer more conical First Previous Picture Next Picture Last Return to Gallery

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