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Browsing items in: Native Flora of Louisiana - Watercolor drawings by Margaret Stones

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    • Swamp Jessamine

    • Gelsemium rankinii Small
    • "Swamp jessamine, a woody, twining, evergreen vine of the bogs and swamps, ranges from North Carolina to extreme southeastern Louisiana. Leaves of this species are opposite, lanceolate, and dark green, and racemes of showy yellow flowers develop...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Bigleaf Magnolia

    • Magnolia macrophylla
    • "Bigleaf magnolia, an uncommon tree of the moist, rich woods of certain stream drainage systems in central and southeastern Louisiana, is spectacular in having leaves as long as three feet supported in umbrella-like clusters at the branch tips. Its...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Eastern Prickly Pear

    • Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf. [Opuntia compressa (Salisb.) J. F. Macbr.]
    • "The elliptic to obovate, flattened pads of the prickly pear are modified stems. Branches are represented by the clusters of spines that arise from the regularly spaced nodes, called areoles, of the stem. Also associated with the circular areoles...
    • West Feliciana Parish
    • Pyramid Magnolia

    • Magnolia pyramidata Bartr.
    • "Pyramid magnolia has been discovered in only three parishes in Louisiana. Its total geographic range is confined to the region of the Gulf Coast from the Florida Panhandle to east Texas. Like the bigleaf magnolia, this species grows in the...
    • West Feliciana Parish
    • Yellow False Foxglove

    • Aureolaria dispersa (Small) Penn.
    • "Aureolaria dispersa may be found from late summer through autumn in open, sandy pine-oak woods in the lower one-half of Louisiana and also in Texas eastward to Alabama. The plant's lower leaves are often deeply pinnately lobed, and its large,...
    • West Feliciana Parish
    • Crane Fly Orchid

    • Tipularia discolor (Pursh) Nutt.
    • "Crane fly orchid, a plant found in rich, deciduous woodlands, has an unusual life cycle. In autumn, as the trees begin to lose their leaves and more sunlight reaches the forest floor, the crane fly orchid develops a new leaf and corm from its...
    • Wilkinson County, Mississippi
    • Saint John's Wort

    • Hypericum galioides Lam.
    • "Most of the approximately twenty-four species of Hypericum reported for Louisiana are herbs. Hypericum galioides is among the six shrubby species, and it may form thickets in swamps and long stream and ditch margins. Its stems frequently grow to...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Bog Sunflower

    • Helianthus heterophyllus Nutt.
    • "Unlike the annual sunflower, which is widely distributed in the wild and grown commercially and in gardens, several species of Helianthus are rare to uncommon and restricted to specialized habitats. Bog sunflower is primarily a Gulf Coastal Plain...
    • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Red Pitcher Plant or Parrot Pitcher Plant

    • Sarracenia psittacina Michx.
    • "The red pitcher plant is exceedingly rare in Louisiana, known only from Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes. Although brightly colored with an intricate, reticulate pattern of pale green, white, and reddish purple markings, this...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Yellow lotus

    • Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers.
    • "Yellow lotus, an emergent aquatic plant of fresh and brackish water, grows in ponds, bayous, and quiet streams throughout the eastern United States. This species is characterized by horizontal, underwater stems and large, disk-shaped leaf blades...
    • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Violet Wood Sorrel

    • Oxalis violacea L.
    • "Violet wood sorrel is a delicate little plant that has been widely reported from dry, open woods throughout much of Louisiana. The trifoliolate leaves of this stemless plant arise from a scaly, underground bulb. Each of the leaflets is somewhat...
    • Evangeline Parish
    • Rose Gentian

    • Sabatia angularis (L.) Pursh
    • "Sabatia, a gentian genus found in the eastern United States and the West Indies, contains about seventeen species. They are all represented in the Southeast, and about a dozen grow in Louisiana. They are small herbs with opposite leaves and...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Yellow Butterwort

    • Pinguicula lutea Walt.
    • "Although small in stature and deceptively attractive, the insectivorous yellow butterwort must seem like a menacing monster to a variety of insects. Glandular hairs secrete a viscous fluid that entraps and subsequently digests small creatures...
    • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Lundell's Locoweed

    • Astragalus soxmaniorum Lundell
    • "Lundell's locoweed is a low perennial with many branches bearing featherlike leaves and terminal, compact racemes of pale lemon-yellow flowers and, later, beanlike fruit. This rare species of locoweed is restricted to deep, sandy soils in western...
    • Caddo Parish
    • Powdery Thalia

    • Thalia dealbata Roscoe
    • "Powdery thalia, an elegant and colorful plant found in freshwater marshes and ditches of the southeastern coastal plain, may grow to eight feet in height. Its broad leaves resemble those of canna, and its showy flowers are borne in pairs on tall,...
    • Iberville Parish
    • Wild Azalea

    • Rhododendron canescens (Michx.) Sw.
    • "This well-known, large, deciduous-leaved shrub inhabits moist, sandy soils along many of the streams in Louisiana and the southeastern United States. Mature individuals may be nearly twenty feet tall. Their alternate leaves range from one to...
    • Washington Parish
    • Sea Lavender

    • Limonium carolinianum (Walt.) Britt. [Limonium nashii Small]
    • "Profusely branched stems and tiny flowers impart a delicate, lacy appearance to this perennial herb. Long petiolate leaves, whose blades are speckled with tiny salt glands, arise from the base of the plant. Its aerial, somewhat dichotomously...
    • Jefferson Parish
    • Paw Paw

    • Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal
    • "Paw paw is a large shrub to small tree that often grows in clumps in rich woods and along stream banks in the eastern United States. Its flower and leaf buds, young twigs, and leaves are covered with rusty hairs. The large leaves are obovate and,...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Bigleaf Snowbell

    • Styrax grandifolia Ait.
    • "Bigleaf snowbell, a small tree found in deciduous, upland woods from Louisiana to Virginia, generally grows on bluffs and slopes bordering streams. In Louisiana, this plant is reported from nearly all parishes except the coastal ones. Leaves of...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Annual Sunflower

    • Helianthus annuus L.
    • "The annual sunflower is one of the most familiar of all flowering plants. It commonly grows along roadsides and around the edges of fields and woodlands. During the fall, the plant becomes conspicuous because of its large heads of flowers that...
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
    • Blue Larkspur

    • Delphinium carolinianum Walt.
    • "Stately racemes of large, pale blue to violet flowers of the larkspur sit atop upright stems that bear alternate, palmately dissected leaves. The flowers have unusual, colorful, petal-like sepals; the upper one forms a long spur in which nectar...
    • Rapides Parish
    • Spring Beauty

    • Claytonia virginica L.
    • "Spring beauty is a tufted, perennial herb that grows from an underground corm. Its linear leaves, like those of most members of the purslane family, are somewhat succulent. The raceme on each stem produces about a dozen delicate flowers, which...
    • Lincoln Parish
    • Resurrection Fern

    • Polypodium polypodioides (L.) Watt
    • "The resurrection fern if found in habitats also favored by the green-fly orchid and is the only fern in Louisiana that normally grows as an epiphyte. The common name aptly describes the behavior of this plant: brown, dry, and dead in appearance...
    • N/A
    • Yellow Lady's Slipper

    • Cypripedium kentuckiense C. F. Reed [Cypripedium calceolus L.]
    • "Yellow lady's slipper orchid is rare in the rich, deciduous woods of central Louisiana. The unusual yellow, pouchlike slipper is formed by the lower petal, or lip, which differs considerably from the other two lance-shaped, spirally twisted,...
    • Natchitoches Parish
    • Nodding-Nixie

    • Apteria aphylla (Nutt.) Barnh.
    • "Uncommon and perhaps often overlooked, this curious, delicate little annual of the rich, moist woodlands and bogs of the Gulf Coastal Plain is a saprophyte. It derives its nutrition from decaying vegetation, much as do certain fungi. Threadlike...
    • Rapides Parish
    • Blazing Star

    • Liatris pycnostachya Michx.
    • "Long, cylindrical spikes crowded with heads of pinky purple flower characterize the blazing star, a species found in moist, prairielike habitats of the midcontinent. Blazing star mostly grows in colonies and offers a colorful show when in...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Coral Bean

    • Erythrina herbacea L.
    • "Coral bean is naturally distributed in sandy woodlands throughout the southeastern United States and northeastern Mexico. This species is herbaceous in the colder parts of its range but becomes shrubby in frost-free areas. Recurved prickles may...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish (Flowers); West Baton Rouge Parish (fruit)
    • Spanish Moss

    • Tillandsia usneoides (L.) L.
    • "Garlands of Spanish moss drooping from live oak, cypress, and other kinds of trees characterize the southern landscape. This epiphyte merely uses trees and, in some cases, other objects, such as telephone wires and fences, for support. The long,...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Jewel Weed

    • Impatiens capensis Meerb.
    • "Jewel weed, an inhabitant of the shady, moist woodlands of Louisiana and the eastern United States, is readily identifiable by its unusual, colorful flowers. A large, saclike sepal with one end fashioned into a recurved spur is the most...
    • East Feliciana Parish
    • Redbud

    • Cercis canadensis L.
    • "Winter buds on naked twigs burst into magenta blooms with the first warming of spring. Subsequent to flowering, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of reddish brown pods adorn the branches of redbud. The flowers, which exhibit showy banner, wing,...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar

    • Liriodendron tulipifera L.
    • "Easily recognized by its apically truncate, four-lobed leaves, tulip tree is widespread on mesic sites in the eastern United States. In certain habitats, it may be a predominant forest species and a giant as well. The national champion tree,...
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, England
    • Giant Blue-Flag

    • Iris giganticaerulea Small
    • "Giant blue-flag inhabits the swamps and marshes from Louisiana and southeastern Texas to Florida. Growing to six feet in height, it is the tallest of our iris species. Except for being larger, its flowers are similar to our other irises. The...
    • Cameron Parish
    • Toothwort

    • Dentaria laciniata Muhl.
    • "Toothwort is one of the early spring, woodland wildflowers. Its delicate stem usually supports three leaves clustered just below the inflorescence. Each leaf is palmately divided into three narrow lobes with toothy margins. A small cluster of...
    • Lincoln Parish
    • Rose Pogonia

    • Pogonia ophioglossoides (L.) Ker-Gawl
    • "Widespread throughout much of the eastern United States and often locally abundant, rose pogonia is, in general, an uncommon plant. It frequents wet meadows and bogs. In Louisiana, it has been reported in several southeastern and central...
    • Vernon Parish
    • Black Titi or Buckwheat Tree

    • Cliftonia monophylla (Lam.) Britt. Ex Sarg.
    • "Black titi is a rather common shrub of the acid bogs and wet woodlands of the southeastern coastal plain, but only recently were about fifty plants discovered in St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. Black titi often forms dense stands. Its rounded...
    • Washington Parish
    • Redroot

    • Lachnanthes caroliniana (Lam.) Dandy
    • "Although common in some parts of the Gulf Coastal Plain, redroot is restricted in Louisiana to Washington and St. Tammany parishes, where scattered colonies grow in low, wet savannas. Its gradually tapering, irislike leaves arise from the base of...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Piney Woods Dropseed

    • Sporobolus junceus (Michx.) Kunth
    • "Most grasses have little to offer in terms of attractive flowers or foliage; the piney woods dropseed is one of the few exceptions. A tufted perennial, this species grows in sandy soil in forest openings and along woodland borders. Its many...
    • Rapides Parish
    • Hairy Tangleberry

    • Gaylussacia mosieri Small
    • "Hairy tangleberry, a deciduous to semievergreen shrub that may grow to three feet in height, inhabits the wet pine savannas and pitcher plant bog margins of extreme southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coastal Plain. Its small, simple, alternate...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Nodding Indigo

    • Baptisia leaucophaea Nutt.
    • "The attractive, creamy yellow flower clusters of nodding indigo arise from the base of the crown of this rounded, shrubby plant and represent a feature unique among the species of Baptisia. Nodding indigo, like other Baptisia, is a stout,...
    • Tangipahoa Parish (flowers and fruit)
    • Meadow Lily

    • Trifurcia lahue (Mol.) Goldbl. ssp. Caerulea (Herb.) Goldbl. [Alophia drummondii (Graham) R.C. Foster, misapplied]
    • "The correct scientific name for meadow lily has been the source of considerable confusion. Generally, this plant has been called Alophia drummondii, Herbertia drummondii, or H. caerulea and has only recently been called Trifurcia. Its common...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish; East Feliciana Parish
    • Southern Tway Blade

    • Listera australis Lindley
    • "A degree of skill akin to that required to find four-leaf clovers is needed to see the southern tway blade in the wild. This orchid is often overlooked because of its small stature, its short life span, and its brownish green color, which...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Grass Pink Orchid

    • Calopogon tuberosus (L.) B.S.P.
    • "'Gift of the meadow' is the meaning of Limodorum, a Greek name first used for this plant that grows in sunny wet meadows and savannas. This little orchid with its rose-pink to nearly crimson flowers is truly a jewel. The lip, one of the...
    • Vernon Parish
    • Southern Magnolia

    • Magnolia grandiflora L.
    • "The southern magnolia, perhaps the grandest of our native trees, is a traditionally recognized symbol of the South. Because of its beauty and abundance, this tree's blossom was designated in 1900 as our state flower by the Louisiana Legislature. ...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Phacelia

    • Phacelia strictiflora (Engelm. & Gray) Gray
    • "Phacelia strictiflora ranges from Alabama westward to Oklahoma and Texas. It is known to grow in only a few localities in central and western Louisiana where it is found in deep, sandy soils. When fully developed, phacelia has many branches...
    • Winn Parish
    • Red Pitcher Plant or Parrot Pitcher Plant

    • Sarracenia psittacina Michx.
    • "The red pitcher plant is exceedingly rare in Louisiana, known only from Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes. Although brightly colored with an intricate, reticulate pattern of pale green, white, and reddish purple markings, this...
    • Hancock County, Mississippi
    • Coral Greenbriar

    • Smilax walteri Pursh
    • "Coral greenbriar is a deciduous vine that usually grows in fresh water or at least in places that are flooded for long periods of time. Because of its aggressive growth habits, it may form impenetrable thickets. Coral greenbriar has stems that...
    • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Fetterbush

    • Lyonia lucida (Lam.) K. Koch
    • "Fetterbush is a handsome, evergreen shrub generally found in lighter soils around bogs, bays, and swamps. Its gracefully arching, strongly angled, leafy branches support simple, alternate, dark green, glossy leaves whose undersides are paler and...
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Eardrop Vine

    • Brunnichia ovata (Walt.) Shinners
    • "Large clusters of pinkish to tan fruits call attention to this vigorous vine, which grows in forest and stream borders and in clearings. The inch-long, eardrop-like structures are formed when the flowering calyx enlarges and surrounds the...
    • East Baton Rouge Parish (flowers); Tangipahoa Parish (fruit)
    • Horned Bladderwort

    • Utricularia cornuta Michx.
    • "Horned bladder wort grows in water, in floating mats, and on land. When growing in a terrestrial habitat, it has creeping stems near the soil surface, and its narrow, simple, filiform leaves can be seen only if the soil is gently washed away from...
    • St. Tammany Parish

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