PP Flora

Beginning December, 2014, this will be my page for “Flora” from Pony Pasture in Richmond, VA. The left hand column has the “common name” and leads to a blog post I’ve done with a picture I took of that plant. The right hand column has the “scientific name” or “binomial name” or “Latin name” and has a link to an authoritative resource regarding that plant: 

1. American sycamore                 Platanus occidentalis 

2. Loblolly pine                             Pinus taeda 

3. White oak                                   Quercus alba  

4. Black walnut                              Juglans nigra 

5. Black locust                               Robinia pseudoacacia 

6. Tulip poplar                               Liriodendron tulipfera 

7. Sweetgum                                   Liquidambar styraciflua

8. American holly                           Ilex opaca 

9. Green ash                                    Fraxinus pennsylvanica

10. Grape vine                                 Vitus riparia

11. English ivy                                  Hedera helix 

12. Bush honeysuckle                    Lonicera maakii or Lonicera morrowii

13. Wintercreeper                           Euonymus fortunei

14. Gill-over-the-ground               Glechoma hederacea

15. Honeysuckle                               Lonicera japonica 

16. Privet                                            Ligustrum vulgare

17. Multiflora rose                           Rosa multiflora 

18. Pawpaw                                      Asimina triloba   

19. Eastern Redcedar                    Juniperus virginiana  

20. Hornbeam or Ironwood        Carpinus caroliniana 

21. Sassafras                                    Sassafras albidum 

22. Virginia bluebell                      Mertensia virginica

23. River birch                                 Betula nigra

24. Tickseed sunflower                  Bidens aristosa

25. Cardinal flower                         Lobelia cardinalis

26. Fig buttercup                            Ficaria verna 

27. Common violet                         Viola soraria

28. Spring beauty                            Claytonia virginica 

29. Bleeding heart                           Dicentra spectabilis

30. Virginia bluebells                     Mertensia virginiana

31. Eastern redbud                          Cercis canadensis

32. Pawpaw                                      Asimina triloba 

33. Flowering dogwood                 Cornus florida

34. Princess tree                             Paulownia tomentosa

35. Bur sedge                                   Carex grayi 

36. Japanese honeysuckle            Lonicera japonica

37. Blue-eyed grass                        Sisyrinchium angustifolium

38. Wild pea                                    Still figuring it out – lots of wild peas here in VA

39. Red mulberry                           Morus rubra

40. Daylily                                       Hemerocallis fulva

41. Carolina horsenettle               Solanum carolinense

42. Southern magnolia                 Magnolia grandiflora

43. May apple                                 Podophyllum peltatum

44. American beech                       Fagus grandifolia

45. Liriope                                       Liriope muscari

46. Mahonia                                    Mahonia aquifolium

47. Witch’s butter                           Tremella mesenterica







About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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