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Trip Report: Aug 11

Emily came with me to visit my land this weekend! I took her on the wildflower circuit: brook, marsh, upland boulders, back orchid corner, swamp.



What's blooming?

Both Pinesap (Monotropa hypopitys) and ghost pipe (Monotropa uniflora) are in bloom. The ghost pipes are everywhere - usually white and sometimes blushing pink:


Pinesap is less common. This is the only one I've seen so far - they're usually yellow but sometimes this lovely pink:


Dwarf St. John's-Wort (Hypericum mutilum) is tiny! I missed it until Emily pointed it out.



Whorled Wood Aster (Oclemena acuminata )


I think this one is Swamp Smartweed (Persicaria hydropiperoides )


Eastern Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens) flowers are very subtle:


What's in fruit?

I've only found two small patches of Creeping Snowberry (Gaultheria hispidula) on my land. I missed the flowers this year, but the tiny fruit have arrived and they are beautiful.


I had never looked closely at one before - check out the tiny hairs!


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What's Blooming: Aug 3

I'm amazed how much is blooming along the brook right now! I photographed at least 15 species in full bloom, and more in other stages. Here are some of the highlights: