Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What's In Bloom at Mtn Lake Biological Station

What's In Bloom

June 15, 2013

The following were in bloom along the Pipeline Trail - Cross Trail - Spring Trail - and Bear Cliff trail at the Mountain Lake Biological Station! (This is not an exhaustive account of what was recorded, just the highlights!)

You can join the What's In Bloom walk every Saturday at 10 am, meeting at the MLBS campus!

Fly poison, Amianthium muscitoxicum

Photo of Houstonia caerulea L.
Bluets, also called "Quaker ladies", Houstonia caerulea
Huckleberry, Gaylussacia baccatta

Galax, Galax aphyla

Squawroot or Bear corn, Conopholis americana
Canada mayflower, Maianthemum canadense

Wild sarsparilla, Aralia nudicaulis

Mountain laurel, Kalmia latifolia

Common cinquefoil, Potentilla simplex

Marsh violet, Viola palustris

Yellow slime mold, unknown

Buttercup, Ranunculus sp?
A red-backed salamander, Plethodon cinereus, found near the spring on MLBS

MLBS station manager with Mountain Lake Lodge guest, checking out the flaming azalea blooms, Rhododendron calendulaceum

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