Come enjoy a lovely & educational walk with TN plant expert Larry Pounds. Larry is on the Board of the TN Native Plant Society as well as being a Botanical Consultant with a PhD in Plant Ecology. We will be identifying local wildflowers and trees on some of Rugby’s most beautiful trails.
Wear comfortable hiking clothing and shoes/boots.
The hike begins at 10 a.m. EST at the Harrow Road Cafe
We thank the website Southeastern Flora: Southeastern US plant Identification Resource for the eight photos to the left.(http://www.southeasternflora.com/searchform.asp)
They represent some of the common fall wildflowers you might possibly see on the walk. They are listed below as they appear in the photo beginning clockwise at upper left (common name first followed by scientific name):
Ironweed: Vernonia altissima
Goldenrod: Solidago altissima
Joe-Pye weed: Eupatorium fistulosum
Narrow-leaf sunflower: Helianthus angustifolius
American beautyberry: Callicarpa americana
Common blue wood aster: Aster sagittifolius
Mistflower: Eupatorium coelestinum
Common Sneezeweed: Helenium autumnale
We also thank artist Vickie Henderson for use of the photo on the right that appears on her blogspot page: Vickie Henderson Art-A Nashville Warbler From Head To Toe.