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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - What are the yellow plants that are growing along the shore at Snake Island? We just noticed them today but didn't walk out there to look so not sure how big of flowers they were.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 6:42 am    Post subject: Horned Bladderwort Reply with quote

I also noticed a large patch of yellow carpeting the shore on the West side of the trail going out to the "island". I didn't go check, but a good guess is horned bladderwort. I posted a picture of a group last summer, July 27. I will post a close-up of a picture taken at Sundew Pond this month.

Horned Bladderwort

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Rough Cinquefoil Reply with quote

Rough Cinquefoil

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Sundew Reply with quote

Sometimes when round-leaved and linear-leaved sundew grow close together, a rare thing, they will produce a hybrid sterile plant. It is very rare to run across one. The habitat has to be just right.

Hybrid Linear & Round Leaf Sundew

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: lobelia Reply with quote

If you walk the beaches right now you will find Kalm's Lobelia. Look close and you may find all white ones.

Kalm's Lobelia, white form [f. leucantha]

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:48 pm    Post subject: Wood-sage Reply with quote

Wood-sage or Germander

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:14 am    Post subject: Enchanter's Nightshade Reply with quote

I really like the sound of the name. You would think it was a big showy orchid or something like that. Instead, it has small flowers with only two petals. Found behind my house about 40 feet away.
I want to add that there is also a miniture version of this same plant on BBI. It is called Small or Dwarf Enchanter's Nightshade. Also, neither are in the nightshade family.

Enchanter's Nightshade

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Pink Reply with quote

This small flower stands out.

Deptford Pink

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Houghton's Goldenrod Reply with quote

Drama on a flower. The spider has a very appropriate name. It can be whitish or yellow depending on what flowers it hangs out on.

Houghton's goldenrod plus spider and butterfly

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:33 pm    Post subject: Water-parsnip Reply with quote

Water-parsnip

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:58 am    Post subject: Creeping Bellflower Reply with quote

Creeping Bellflower

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:40 pm    Post subject: bindweed Reply with quote

Hedge Bindweed

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:43 am    Post subject: Indian Plantain Reply with quote

The picture shows a single plant in July before disk flowers appear. It has no ray flowers. The insets show a before and after flowering picture.

BBI is the northern most point in the range of this plant. See them at Moon Bay. They are big and spotted easily.

Tuberous Indian Plantain

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:52 pm    Post subject: Sea-rocket Reply with quote

The fruits of this plant are shaped like little rockets. It has four petaled flowers like all the other mustard plants.

Sea-rocket

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Bull Thistle Reply with quote

Bull Thistle

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Curly Dock Reply with quote

I thought I saw a red stake in the distance, but it turned out to be:

Curly Dock

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:51 am    Post subject: Pringle's Aster Reply with quote

I'm going to concentrate on asters for a while. Last year I shied away. This aster is very common on the beaches right now.

Pringle's Aster

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Daisy Fleabane Reply with quote

I'm trying to make pictures to ID plants, so sometimes they are not very pretty. This one's identifying features are the stems and leaves. It has appressed (laid down) hairs, and entire (not toothed) leaves. It is not an aster. Supposedly, the flowers prevent fleas.

Daisy Fleabane

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Lindley's Aster Reply with quote

There are at least eight different species of asters on BBI. Here is one of them.

Lindley's Aster

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: Calico Aster Reply with quote

This is a very common aster on BBI.

Calico Aster

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Panicled Aster Reply with quote

Lance shaped leaves have give this aster it's name of Aster lanceolatus.

Panicled Aster

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:44 am    Post subject: Swamp Aster Reply with quote

This one was not easy. It took me three weeks to figure it out. It should not be called a purple stemmed aster, because in many cases on BBI it will not have a purple stem. It can also be confused with fleabane because it has so many rays.
I have added hairy to the name below.

Hairy Swamp Aster [Symphyotrichum puniceus]

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Ragweed Reply with quote

I have heard that ragweed was what causes hay fever, but I never knew what it looked like. I found this growing in Sand Bay Orchard, as it is now called, earlier this summer. I was surprised to find that it is Western ragweed introduced into Michigan around the year 1900.

Western Ragweed

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: White Campion Reply with quote

This has a hairy bladder.

White Campion

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: hooked crowfoot Reply with quote

Rained today so went into my collection of unknown flowers and solved one. The picture was taken in June.

Hooked Crowfoot

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