Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lady's-thumb





Neither of these pictures is the best. This is lady's-thumb also commonly referred to as redshank. It is one of my girlfriend Diana's favorite flowers! It is very pretty and delicate. There are a few different varieties in our areas, some native and some spread from Europe. This particular speciman is Persicaria maculosa and is native to our area and is found throughout the continental U.S.

1. poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) -native
2. red maple (Acer rubrum) -native
3. Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) -native
4. staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) -native
5. common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) -not native
6. New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) -native
7. Canada goldenrod (Solidago altissima) -native
8. catsear (Hypochaeris radicata) -not native
9. butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) -not native
10. meadow hawkweed (Pilosella caespitosa) -not native
11. spiny sowthistle (Sonchus asper) -not native
12. Carolina horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) -native
13. lady's-thumb (Persicaria maculosa) -native

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