Plant Walk Jefferson National Forest (part 2)

Jefferson National Forest

The Jefferson National Forest is an amazing FREE resource for anyone wishing to explore nature. If you want to explore there, just be sure to get a good map and watch for any private property signs before entering an area. If you go during hunting season, be sure to wear something bright orange. I was so blessed to have been able to live in the middle of it for two years–and I’m still only 20 minutes away. Here are more of my discoveries while there.

 

 

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Jefferson National Forest

 

Craig Creek, Jefferson National Forest DiscoverCreateInspire.com
Craig Creek, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

Mystery mushroom that looks like a flower in the Jefferson National Forrest

 

 

 

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Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis L., Jefferson National Forest, Virginia

 

 

 

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Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense L.,

 

While you’re exploring, it’s fun to have a guide along with you. I mean, a real human guide would be amazing, but a guidebook is really helpful and fun to identify your discoveries.  Here are a few I recommend:

 

Eastern United States:

 

         
Western United States:

          

 

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Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum, Jefferson National Forest, Virginia

 

 

 

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Wild Roses, Rosa Multiflora, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Black Locust Blossoms smell heavenly! One day I will try to capture that smell in a bottle.

 

 

 

Pointed Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium angustifolium

 

 

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Great Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, Liriodendron tulipifera, Jefferson National Forest

 

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Queen Annes Lace, Daucus carota, Wild Carrot

 

 

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Ironweed, Vernonia Noveboracensis, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

Mushroom, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

Virginia Pine, Pinus Virginiana, Jefferson National Forrest

 

 

White Wood Aster, Aster divaricatus, Jefferson National Forrest

 

 

Wild Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius, Jefferson National Forest #sweetpea #jeffersonnationaforest #wildflower DiscoverCreateInspire.com
Wild Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

Shrubby St. Johns Wort, Jefferson National Forest DiscoverCreateInspire.com #wildflower #jeffersonnationalforest
Shrubby St. Johns Wort, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Sassafras sapling, Sassafras albidum, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Wood Ear, Auricularia auricula-judae, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Pinesap plant, Monotropa hypopithys, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Jefferson National Forest, (The flowers are a little blurry because I was focusing on the leaves and stems. One identifying mark is that it looks like the stem is popping up through the leaves.)

 

 

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Fleabane, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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Wildflower, Jefferson National Forest

 

 

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