March 22, 2008

Bamboo forest

Ain't native to Willie Duke's Bluff, but it's there.

Dutchman's breeches at Willie Duke's Bluff

Have to love a plant named after pants.

Cutleaf toothwort at Willie's Bluff and Poet's Walk

March 19, 2008

Saxifrage at Willie Duke's Bluff

Willie Duke's Bluff

False Rue-Anenome

Willie Duke's Bluff in Durham

March 18, 2008


An abundance of bloodroot found near Willie Duke's Bluff in Durham.

March 6, 2008

Cranefly orchid (tipularia discolor)

The orchid blooms later in the summer, but I love its purple leaf during the wintertime. This one is in my yard in Hillsborough. Will Cook says that you tip the leaf and it's purple underneath. It's an excellent way to remember "tipularia"!

Spicebush beginning to bloom

March 4, 2008

Star Magnolia on Old NC 10 in Hillsborough

I've always admired this early-blooming shrub outside the Unitarian Universalist church about a half mile from our house.

Rattlesnake orchid at Pump Station Trail

Steven uncovered this spectacularly-veined plant underneath some wet leaves.