TikTok Index for May, 2022

2022.05.01.01 Tendrils “A vining strategy depends on grasping and clinging structure – arching, twining stems, supple leaves & inflorescences, grasping roots, tearing prickles and spines – a host of possibilities.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHaaVU/

2022.05.01.02 Calopogon “A Sunday foray to that incredible road through Apalachicola National Forest. Today was clearly orchid day. The Calopogon tuberosus were particularly astonishingly abundant”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/TTPdbHUXBq/

2022.05.01.03 Calopogon “It’s impossible to ignore Calopogon tuberosus today. We seem to have reached peak flowering, with forest clearings and kemp’s road shoulders (for miles) densely populated by lovely specimens.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHFKFH/

2022.05.01.04 Pogonia “Certainly an orchid day. Here, along a highway, we find a precious population of the native orchid Pogonia ophioglossoides (which means its stem & leaves ”look like” Adder’s Tongue, a fern relative called Ophioglossum.)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/TTPdbHkEHB/

2022.05.01.05 “Sand Blackberry, Rubus cuneiolius, because of distinctive wedge shape (cuneate) to the bases of its leaflets. It’s an upright, small-shrubby plant that seems to pop up fr underground stems…. Quite respectable looking.”  Rubus https://www.tiktok.com/t/TTPdbHfFWM/

2022.05.01.06 Cleistesiopsis “The Panhandle’s Rosebud Orchid, Cleistesiopsis oricamporum, is surprisingly common along in paved roads through the pine flatwoods here in North Florida”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHfGSV/

2022.05.01.07 Spiranthes “Grassy area in the Panhandle host many wand-like flowering stems (the most narrow are called “virgate”), including the various Spiranthes and several different Lobelias”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHjGd3/

2022.05.01.08 Penguicula pumila “What a delightful jewel of carnivory! This Pygmy Pinguicula (P. pumila) must function as an annual, growing during wet cycles and going to seed quickly. Let me know if you have grown this, and know anything about its strategies.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHu5Js/

2022.05.01.09 Iris “Abundant in wet trenches, this modest-sized Iris has handsome sepals (“falls”) and very diminished petals. It’s widespread in Apalachicola waysides, and keys out as the Savannah Iris, Iris tridentata.” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHxR2G/

2022.05.01.10 Baptisia “Baptisias typically have inflated pods, but this one (Baptisia alba) certainly gets a prize for fecundity. Look at those great funiculi (reminiscent of Faba beans)…”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHr9tc/

2022.05.01.11 Dionaea “Checking in the status of this small colony of Venus Flytrap plants that seem to thrive in this Panhandle wetland. This outpost harbors five small plant clusters, but I understand Dionaea muscipula has been located in three Panhandle counties (Liberty, Franklin, & Wakulla).”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/TTPdbHQh5h/

2022.05.02.01 Ipomoea “Some cheerful moments in a weedy edge, downtown Apalachicola. Focus for a moment on this Ipomoea cairica, named for Cairo, Egypt (where the type specimens were collected.). Note the palmately-compound leaves, a bit unusual for an Ipomoea (though Merremia can have this leaf type)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHH3A6/

2022.05.02.02 Calystegia “Very similar to Bindweed (Convolvulus), this Calystegia (“False Bindweed”) is distinguished from Convolvulus by the presence of the large bracts. In fact the name Calystegia (which means covered cup) refers to the way the large bracts cover the calyx”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/TTPdbHysfY/

2022.05.02.03 Gladiolus “Gladiolus shares so much with other members of the Iris family, but the arching stamens completely alter pollination aspects. Each Iris flower essentially produces three landing platforms and this three stations for a pollinator. In Gladiolus, more like orchids and snapdragons, each flower is adapted for singular visitation and manipulation”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHjLfY/

2022.05.02.04 Hydrocotyle “Sliding along the boardwalk through a beach dune in order to get a close look at Hydrocotyle bonariensis and Physalis angustifolia”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdbHBrRn/

2022.05.04.01 Grass “Getting my head around grasses. This seems to be Lolium, but I’ll need to reverse engineer the Keys to understand what it is and why. Knocking at the door of a mysterious world“  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7EfB9/?k=1

2022.05.04.02 Daylily “Now grouped with Asphodels in its own sub-family (along with Phormium, New Zealand Flax), Daylily. Curious that a plant named for the Sun is now held hostage by a a clade after which gives is eponymous for a barrio of the Greek underworld.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bKq7/?k=1

2022.05.04.03 Lowe’s “Geraniums can produce an array of fragrant essential oils, such as to be confusing. Here we have a scented Geranium ‘Citronella’, a name I know from the grass Cymbopogon, which is the commercial source of citronella oil. And, oddly, the genus Citronella applies to an Asian a shrub” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7pjVk/?k=1

2022.05.04.04 Platycodon at Lowe’s “Platycodon does fun things with its stamens, first pushing the style and closed stigma up through the clustered anthers, which then fall back, leaving pollen along the style. Later the stigma flares open to this recurved starfish shape. A neat way to promote outcrossing”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7VKme/?k=1

2022.05.04.05 Snapdragons at Lowe’s “Antirrhinum (i.e. “false snout”, referencing the Snapdrogon’s similarity to an animal nose) flowers are clearly evolved for interaction with larger insects (bees prob.) that can cause the trap lip to lower, opening the flower”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7KCkT/?k=1

2022.05.04.06 Lavender-colored irrigation valves, PCB  “This oddly-flat orchid-lavender color meets code for identifying irrigation water, but is an awfully difficult hue to deal with in almost any design. People are forced to double up – using black or green outer shells with a reveal of lavender when opened,” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7oqfx/?k=1

2022.05.06.01 Grass. “OK – I can see how a botanist could fall for grasses – and become an Agrostologist.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Q2fk/?k=1

2022.05.06.02 Vicia. “Sand Vetch (Vicia acutifolia) is a very finely-textured vine that hangs onto light stems, reeds, and grasses for support.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv1G4m/?k=1

2022.05.06.03 Sagittaria. “Sagittaria is separated from Echinodorus as being monoecious (having separate male and female flowers), versus the perfect (male & female) flowers you’ll discover in Echinodorus.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7p79w/?k=1

2022.05.06.04 Borrichia. “Borrichia frutescens (Sea Daisy) is just coming into flower. You can find. It growing at land’s edge adjacent to marshes, rooted in salt-water soil.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7K3d5/?k=1

2022.05.07.01 Mayaca, Camel Lake. “Stream Bigmoss (Mayaca fluviatilis) – that’s this plant! It’s totally new to me, at least in its flowering stage. Current thought is that these plants (in the Mayacaceae) are allied to the Xyris family – which makes sense when you examine the flowers”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7EcNg/?k=1

2022.05.07.02 MacClendon. “Visiting Karen and Travis MacClendon in their native plant garden, South of Blountstown, Florida. They’ve created a wonderful labyrinth experience- their “Loblollylaby””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Gh2Q/?k=1

2022.05.07.03 Daylily. “Looking into the functional parts of a Daylily flower. Remember that a pollen grain deposited on the stigma must germinate and grow a pollen tube to one of the ovules. Each developing seed has a different pollen parent”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7G7nd/?k=1

2022.05.08.01 Cycas, Apalachicola. “Cycas revoluta (the most commonly-cultivated Sago Palm) is one of many Cycads, plants producing seed from ovules borne on fertile leaves. They are dioecious, so a plant will exclusively make either male or female cones.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7nBL6/?k=1

2022.05.09.01 Air Potato. “The highly-invasive Air Potato Vine (Dioscorea bulbifera) vine’s luxuriantly along a weedy edge by the bay on Apalachicola. Trailing along the ground below is the weedy Wedelia (now called Sphagneticola)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Q6D4/?k=1

2022.05.09.02 Physostegia. “Physostegia purpurea (Savannah Obedient Plant) makes nice stands in sunny, wet areas. It’s in the Mint Family, with characteristic square stems, opposite leaves, and zygomorphic corollas”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7CMwe/?k=1

2022.05.09.03 Cattails, Eastpoint. “Saururus cernuus will often be found growing with Typha, loving wet soil, even shallow standing water. Both are readily recognized and were known to early botanists, which means each plant was known to Linnaeus and carries a Linnaean name. Typha pollen is edible, sometimes called “Swamp Gold””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv777aE/?k=1

2022.05.10.01 Canna flaccida. “Canna flaccida is Florida’s sole native Canna, with light yellow flowers that open in the evening and fade in the warmth of sunlight the following day. Cannas have a single fertile stamen, only half of which develops as anther, the rest being petaloid. The style is thick, waxy, and petaloid”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7pQRg/?k=1

2022.05.10.02 Desmodium. “Desmodiums (the native D. paniculatum as compared to the introduced and weedy D. incanum) produce legumes (pods) that break into 1-seeded segments – and are, therefore, called “loments””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7XXHk/?k=1

2022.05.10.03 Tradescantia. “Unrelated plants with similar coloration…. It’s difficult to describe flower colors, which are multi-tonal, of varied hue, and appear so very different in reflected vs. transmitted lighting”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bfmH/?k=1

2022.05.12.01 Clover, Georgia. “Clover, in a ditch at Lake Oconee, GA.. note the persistent corolla.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7gtH6/?k=1

2022.05.12.02 Rye, Shelby, NC. “Guessing this is cereal rye, which is sometimes planted in North Carolina as a cover crop preceding organic soybean production (because rye has good weed suppression characteristics, and researchers have been selecting for allelopathic qualities). Let me know if it’s another grain!”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv73seE/?k=1

2022.05.12.03 Knockout Roses, NC. “Driving from Northern Georgia, through Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina, I was “smitten” by the performance of the red ‘Double Knock Out’ roses. The single version I know from further south is carefree but (to me) unspectacular. Here in the uplands, however, this rose is a monster, looking like a late-flowering Azalea to the passers-by”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7VHBd/?k=1

2022.05.12.04 Liriodendron, Fancy Gap KOA. “Arriving at the Fancy Gap KOA with that remarkable “golden hour” polarized lighting that creeps in after a pall of afternoon rain clouds”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7sh3r/?k=1

2022.05.12.05 Dogwood, Fancy Gap KOA. “Cornus florida, the native Eastern Dogwood, and it’s relatives in Asia and Northwester.n North America remind us that the great North Temperate flora was more contiguous anciently, such that many plants native to America have near relatives in East Asia”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7C635/?k=1

2022.05.12.06 Magnolia, Fancy Gap KOA. “Am I right in calling this Magnolia tripetala? Everything fits except the tree size, with the trees here reaching good heights, more than 15 meters. I forgot to smell the flowers, but will tomorrow. They are said to be “ malodorous””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvJWHw/?k=1

2022.05.12.07 Liriodendron leaf dev, Fancy Gap KOA. “Liriodendron leaves are fascinating, developing within a stipulation (stipulated?) enclosure. Check the web for Peter del Tredici, 1987, What’s in a Leaf?, Arnoldia”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7v7LT/?k=1

2022.05.12.08 Packera, Fancy Gap KOA. “A fascinating and brightly-charming daisy, Packera aurea generates vegetative leaves that are “violet-like” in shape and texture, while producing completely different caulibr leaves on flowering stems. Check out Angelyn’s website “Identify that plant””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7nMqv/?k=1

2022.05.13.01 Blue Ridge Pkwy. “A nice, leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Fancy Gap up to near Natural Bridge – a lovely day for plant viewing”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7sWv9/?k=1

2022.05.13.02 Flame, Blue Ridge Pkwy “Today we know so much more, perhaps too much if you value simplicity. I have designated this as Flame Azalea (Rhododendron calendulaceum), but the “literature” tells me Flame is a tetraplloid, easily confused with the related (but later-flowering) R. cumberlandense. Michaux coined the name R. calendulaceum, perhaps due to its similarity in color to the European Calendulas, a source of sun-colored dyes”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv1DCf/?k=1

2022.05.13.03 Flame, Blue Ridge Pkwy. “A glimpse of the lush greens and varied textures greeting us on today’s cruise through the forest and fields of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7ccux/?k=1

2022.05.14.01 Pinxter, Blue Ridge Pkwy “Flowering with Flame, we also saw a lovely and fragrant native pink Azalea (probably Pinxter, Rhododendron periclymenoides), and further north, the evergreen, deep pink Rhododendron catawbiense (Rosebay)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7n1WG/?k=1

2022.05.14.02 Flame, Blue Ridge Pkwy. “Another stretch of forest and Flame along the Blue Ridge Parkway”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7CyQn/?k=1

2022.05.14.03 Flame, Blue Ridge Pkwy “Another stretch of forest and Flame along the Blue Ridge Parkway”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvJNh3/?k=1

2022.05.14.04 Rhododendrons “North of Roanoke and headed to Peaks of Otter, we are gifted with this lovely view, framed by large flowering Rhododendrons”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7cNJt/?k=1

2022.05.14.05 Dioscorea Blue Ridge Pkwy. “Encountering an emerging Dioscorea from the rubble of cleared edges at a Parkway overlook.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7KVwV/?k=1

2022.05.14.06 Chionanthus, Carrier Arb. “Yes, the native and the Asian Chionanthus growing and flowering together, here in the Edith Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7oQRw/?k=1

2022.05.14.07 Edgeworthia, Carrier Arb. “More intro to the gardens at Edith Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University – encountering Edgeworthia.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv73KEj/?k=1

2022.05.14.08 Camassia, Carrier Arb. “A nice stand of what looks to be Camassia – native to the Great Northwest. I want to think of them as lilies, but this is another plant considered related to Agave, and therefore grouped with the Asparagus order”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv73dVw/?k=1

2022.05.14.09 Brunnera, Carrier Arb. “Such a delightful shade plant! Brunnera macrophylla, a cold-hardy relative of Forget-Me-Not (in the Borage family), shows the group’s common blue to pink color shift associated with their anthocyanin pigments.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7GmJ3/?k=1

2022.05.15.01 Peonies, Carrier Arb “Peonies are great flowers for florists, horticulturists, and botanists – with obvious pistils. Watch the next clip to learn about the ginkgo”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7gTsN/?k=1

2022.05.15.02 Ginkgo ‘Troll’, Carrier Arb. “New to me, this dwarf Ginkgo cultivar named ‘Troll’ is reported as a mutant growth (in a witch’s broom) selected for grafting by German horticulturist Johann Wieting, and introduced by Bömer Nursery (Klein Zundert, Netherlands). ‘Troll’ grows to about 1 meter.”   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7qGUY/?k=1

2022.05.15.03 Peony, Carrier Arb. “In Carrier Arboretum, swept away by a scarlet red Peony that would be the perfect addition to any Chinese Garden, with bold red petals signifying joy & happiness and bright gold stamens predicting wealth”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvJ445/?k=1

2022.05.15.04 Clover, KOA Coatesville “Focusing for a few minutes on the many unrelated plants that make trifoliate leaves, a character that brings vegetative similarity, even when plants are not closely related, like Clover, Oxalis, and Strawberry”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv73rmN/?k=1

2022.05.15.05 Azaleas on Stargazers. “Chester Co., Pennsylvania – A slow drive up Stargazer Lane, bowled over by the astonishing flowering of a pair of Azaleas!”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7nXeW/?k=1

2022.05.15.06 Lilac, Inn at Montchanin “Peak flowering of “Late Lilac” (Syringa villlosa) – one of several cultivated species The most common is S. vulgaris. This is one of several important horticultural groups in the Olive Family, others being Ligustrum, Osmanthus, Jasminum, Forsythia, and Chionanthus.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Vocv/?k=1

2022.05.15.07 Aquilegia, Jan’s Garden. “Aquilegia is a most curious and charming plant for both cottage and woodland gardens. It takes a bit of study to make sense out of the flowers, but worth the effort to appreciate something wonderful about the flowers in your garden.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv1HvG/?k=1

2022.05.15.08 Rhododendron, Jan’s Garden :\”Checking out flower development in a garden Rhododendron. Fun to take time to examine flowering at each stage, which triples the period of your interest and adds to your own understanding.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7chyF/?k=1

2022.05.15.09 Pine pollen, Jan’s Garden “Pollen production in cones of Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) in the Pine Barrens, Browns Mills, NJ. Wind-pollinated plants turn out clouds of pollen, which contribute to allergenic responses.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7cGbM/?k=1

2022.05.16.01 Sobralia, Longwood. “Sobralia orchid flowers typically last only one day, but somehow individual plants in a local population key into the same environmental stimuli- producing as flowerings from time to time”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7GVFv/?k=1

2022.05.17.01 Begonia, Longwood. “At Longwood Gardens we encounter an intriguing Begonia selection (Valentino Red). The flowers I examined lacked ovaries, so they must be male, thus the yellow “petals” are actually petaloid stamens – suggesting these are sterile mutants. Didn’t see female flowers”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7WMkY/?k=1

2022.05.17.02 Cornus kousa, Longwood. “Dogwoods in general have a layered architecture, but the Asian Dogwood generates particularly planar branching, augmented in Spring by an even blanket of inflorescences that create the sense of icing, or glazing.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7cr3n/?k=1

2022.05.17.03 Tsuga, cones, Longwood “Useful to see so many developmental stages on this Hemlock at the same time. The new ovulate (female) cones really do resemble young Deodar cones”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7C4UD/?k=1

2022.05.17.04 Wisteria, Longwood “It takes special, informed pruning skills to develop and maintain tree-form Wisterias. You have to prune appropriately during active growth to eliminate whips and encourage tight, layered branching. Yes, it’s artificial, but I love it!”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7gFtt/?k=1

2022.05.17.05 Allium giganteum, Longwood “Peony promises and Onion ovaries. A garden room full of potential at Longwood”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7qKbQ/?k=1

2022.05.17.06 Dicentra, Longwood “Dicentra dissected. Check the microscopy-uk on the web for: Brian Johnson, A Close-up view of a Bleeding Heart Cultivar”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bfc1/?k=1

2022.05.17.07 Topiary, Longwood “Take 1 – before I tripped…”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7QAqj/?k=1

2022.05.17.08 Topiary, Longwood “A garden room like no other. “Yew’ll”like it!”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bm5W/?k=1

2022.05.17.09 Paulownia, Longwood “Two elements in Longwood’s landscape reference the importance of Asian plants and Asian culture to the world of gardening and landscape”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7G5TK/?k=1

2022.05.17.10 Clover, KOA “Clovers have become part of the common groundcover, bringing their capacity to support nitrogen fixation, something welcome in fields and problematic in natural areas”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7wT7F/?k=1

2022.05.17.11 Osmunda fern with Rick “Along Rancocas Creek we visit a reserve that showcases the industry of beavers, as well as the complex lives of ferns.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv77hTe/?k=1

2022.05.17.12 Staphylea “Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) is another one of those Eastern North American plants with most of its relatives native to China. As we often see in the North Temperate flora, there’s one species of Staphylea in America, whereas the bulk are in Asia – an artifact of glaciation and other realities”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7tEVw/?k=1

2022.05.17.13 Ferns & beaver mounds “Added eclectic thoughts on ferns and beavers”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bFbB/?k=1

2022.05.19.01 Tradescantia, Inn at Montchanin “Take 1 on Tradescantia at the Inn at Montchanin Village “  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Gewk/?k=1

2022.05.19.02 Vinca, Inn at Montchanin “The European Great Periwinkle, Vinca major, is bith pretty and problematic”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvJdJm/?k=1

2022.05.19.03 Parthenocissus and Ampelopsis, Inn at Montchanin “The Palmately-compound lead of Parthenocissus as compared to the deeply palmately-lobed leaf of Ampelopsis.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7c4ca/?k=1

2022.05.19.04 Hyacinthoides, Inn at Montchanin. “Bluebells, I think- relegating these Scilla-relatives to the genus Hyacinthoides”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv77dxv/?k=1

2022.05.20.01 Spruce, Inn at Montchanin “Spruces superficially resemble Firs, but Spruces bear pendent cones that fall to the ground intact. Fir cones are borne upright on branches, and fall apart as they dry ( … and Fir needles are flat).”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7TcmS/?k=1

2022.05.20.02 Baptisia, Inn at Montchanin “Baptisia gains its generic name from the same roots as “ baptism” – referencing their importance as dye sources (I.e. Indigo comes from Baptisia tinctorum)” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7qEYy/?k=1

2022.05.20.03 Iris, Inn at Montchanin “Even the most common of Irises is a wondrous contraption”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7wtKC/?k=1

2022.05.20.04 Sweetshrub, Longwood “Did not see a label, but I know this as Calycanthus – which is Sweetshrub. Hiowever, it smells a bit different from the Calycanthus occidentalis I have known since childhood. Any feedback as to whether this is a selection, or even a different species”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7qGAt/?k=1

2022.05.20.05 Italianate Garden, Longwood “Longwood’s Italianate Garden, built by Pierre DuPont after he visited Italy’s wonderful sites. It was completely restored many years ago.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7cJMJ/?k=1

2022.05.20.06 Fountain, Longwood “A daytime tease for Longwood’s spectacular evening fountain show, Sleeping Beauty – and the remarkable opportunity to see the show with its choreographer Colvin Randall.” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7wMDv/?k=1

2022.05.20.07 Abutilon, Longwood “Abutilon ‘Red Tiger’ – one of many sumptuous selections you’ll see in Longwood’s Conservancy of this very friendly and non-pretentious garden shrub”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7bRGY/?k=1

2022.05.20.08 Conservatory changeout, Longwood “Go back just a few days later to see the spectacular plantings that were here in the main Longwood Conservatory, and the Begonias are gone without a trace. What sort of horticultural legerdemain is this?”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7c2Ar/?k=1

2022.05.21.01 Fountain, night show, Longwood “Incredible afternoon and evening at Longwood, capped by the Fountain Show, choreographed to the music of Sleeping Beauty by Colvin Randall, who joined us for the evening. Colvin says he is working in Romeo & Juliet now. Sublimely exhilarating”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7gVo7/?k=1

2022.05.22.01 Hydrangea, Inn at Montchanin. “Would be interesting to experiment with pruning of Hydrangea quercifolia to determine whether forced-dormant buds flower just like last season’s buds.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Grk5/?k=1

2022.05.22.02 Iris pseudacorus, Inn at Montchanin https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7oKf9/?k=1

2022.05.22.03 Green wall at Rittenhouse  “Plantings at Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. A really nice planted wall, and some truly fine Hydrangeas.” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7tx8r/?k=1

2022.05.23.01 Deutzia “A nice planting of the Hydrangea relative Deutzia – probably D. scabra”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7pP7t/?k=1

2022.05.23.02 Linnaeus “Remembering Carl von Linne (Carl Linnaeus) on 23 May, the date of his birth. Many of the world’s common plants bear his initial (“L.”) as authority and reminder that Linnaeus standardized our system of binomial nomenclature” (filmed on 23 May, on St. George, in 2021)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7XDct/?k=1

2022.05.25.01 False Soloman’s Seal, road to the Farm “False Soloman’s Seal is a fun plant to encounter. It’s found in every state on the continent! I learned it as Smilacina racemosa, but that genus has been sunken into Maianthemum, which means “May flower””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7oEwY/?k=1

2022.05.25.02 Ranunculus, road to the Farm “Cattle are clearly avoiding this Ranunculus (probably the European R. acris). Searching the web, I find chewing the plant causes moth blisters immediately, so cows learn to stay away..“  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7ECD8/?k=1

2022.05.25.03 Daisy & Tradescantia, road near Farm “Along a dirt road in Miller County, MO – late May herbs along pasture edges having received ample rain.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7vsUc/?k=1

2022.05.25.04 PodophyllumPodophyllum peltatum (Mayapple or Maypop) fruit are poisonous when green and immature, as are the stems and leaves. I’m told the yellow, mature fruit are safe to consume, but remain sceptical”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv73kKX/?k=1

2022.05.25.05 IodanthusIodanthus, a “monotypic” genus (including a single species, Iodanthus pinnatifidus). It’s a mustard, native to the Eastern US. Though monotypic now, earlier authors placed the species in various genera: Hesperis, Arabia, Cheiranthus, and Thelypodium”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Ktpo/?k=1

2022.05.25.06 Chionanthus, Inn at Montchanin “The native Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), anither plant with kits closest relative being native to Asia – we call these related but distant plants “vicariads”. Replacing a video that failed to post properly!!!” (filmed a few days prior)  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7QQGv/?k=1

2022.05.27.01 Philadelphus “Sometimes called Mockorange, Philadelphus is a shrub that resembles many other flowering plants, and is thus often ignored as being common. But I think it’s underutilized. Note the 4 sepals and 4 petals”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7pYxm/?k=1

2022.05.27.02 Marcus Wallace, Missouri Wildflowers “Welcome to Missouri Wildflowers Nursery in Brasitos, just South  of Jefferson City. Marcus Wallace tells briefly about their history. Find an article on Mervin Wallace by Leanne Mosby, August 2020”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7Thtm/?k=1

2022.05.27.03 Clematis crispa with bee “Clematis crispa filled by a large bumblebee at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery- similar to the siting I posted from Ashley Landing (near Sumatra, in the Apalachicola National Forest) back on 3 April.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7VmyK/?k=1

2022.05.27.04 Spigelia “A mass of Spigelia marilandica at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery – check out the next clip for more details”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7pjXD/?k=1

2022.05.27.05 Spigelia “Getting into Spigelia marilandica flowers, each with 5 epipetalous stamens, each one alternating with a pair of the 5 petal lobes.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv1gcW/?k=1

2022.05.27.06 Echinacea. “Echinacea paradoxa coming into flower. I’ve got to look into the characters that differentiate Rudbeckia from Echinacea, from Ratibida. Uggh”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv77149/?k=1

2022.05.27.07 Nuphar “Widespread and handsome, Nuphar lutea is cultivated only when someone maintains water gardens – which makes it unusual to most plat folk. But it is truly worth your time to examine. Check out the Wikipedia entry!”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7vPUC/?k=1

2022.05.27.08 CoreopsisCoreopsis is a reasonably easily identified genus of daisies, many (like this one, C. lanceolata) populating roadsides and meadowlands. These are called Tickseeds because the achenes (1-seeded fruit) look like bugs, which also ties to the generic name (= “resembles bedbugs”)”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7TApn/?k=1

2022.05.27.09 Skink “Misspoken- it’s a Reptile if it’s a Skink, hanging out under pots of Rhus copallina (Winged Sumac) at Missouri Wildflowers Nursery. Let me know who this is…”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7toQX/?k=1

2022.05.27.10 IodanthusIodanthus, a monotypic genus in the Cruciferae. It bears the common name Purple Rocket, reflecting the color reference in the generic name – “Iodo” derives from Greek for violet-colored”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7XxTG/?k=1

2022.05.27.11 AquilegiaAquilegia (Columbine) flowers are highly adapted as compared to flowers of Ranunculus, their near relatives. The generic name is said to reference the way the plant leaves collect water droplets, while the common name Columbine suggests a similarity of each flower to a cluster of doves.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7CvpN/?k=1

2022.05.27.12 Arnoglossum “We learn from Wikipedia that the generic name Arnoglossum refers to a lamb’s tongue, referencing the leaf shape. Turns out this is also an ancient name for Plantago. The name was coined by Rafinesque in 1817.” https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7gY8p/?k=1

2022.05.27.13 PartheniumParthenium is one of the daisy genera that makes latex, with a relative of P. hispidum being Parthenium argentatum, a plant called Guayule that is grown in the Southwest as a source of natural rubber and adhesives.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7468B/?k=1

2022.05.27.14 Amorpha “Amorpha, a most curious Legume, that makes flowers with deep maroon, reduced petals. The leaves and fruit make this shrub easily placed in the Bean family, while the flowers are more difficult to decipher“  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdv7chEA/?k=1

2022.05.27.15 Soloman’s Seal “There are over 70 recognized species of Soloman’s seals (Polyganatum spp.) to be found in nature, all native to the North Temperate flora. Several Chinese species are noted edibles and tea herbs.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvyFsK/?k=1

2022.05.27.16 FraseraFrasera (Swertia) caroliniensis lacks neither drama nor exotic character. Just look at this structure, these flowers. The word I sought was “diva”, but if it might be masculine, then can you say “divus” or “deus” or what? Given the perfect flower, I’m really lost.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvMe1F/?k=1

2022.205.29.01  “A lovely roadside legume that Picture This identifies as Lotus corniculatus, a European native that has been introduced for livestock – and is now considered invasive in many regions of the US. It’s another case that defies the implied logic of “pretty is as pretty does””   https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvFden/?k=1

2022.05.29.02 “Though our garden Peonies owe most of their heritage to Asian plants, the European species gave rise to their generic name Paeonia. In China, these are Mulan, and Botan in Japan”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvhLrR/?k=1

2022.05.30.01 Rosa ““After Walter Lewis’s death a few years ago, I can’t know who to ask about species roses. Keys in the Steyermark flora are generally very good, but with Rosa, they are somewhat difficult, perhaps even helpless. You have to know a lot of material to make a judgment.””  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvUuVG/?k=1

2022.05.30.02 Monarda “The head of Monarda flowers so greatly resembles the inflorescence of some daisies, but by their fruit (and other reproductive parts) ye shall know them. Daisies (Asteraceae) have 1-seeded inferior fruits, while Mints produce 4 superior, nutlets, called schizocarps because they split from two carpels”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv67o5/?k=1

2022.05.30.03 Verbascum leaf “The generic name Verbascum refers to the hairy stems and leaves (barbatus), while the common name, Mullein, (applicable mainly to the European Verbascum thapsus) also refers to the soft, woolly nature of the leaves.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvexQP/?k=1

2022.05.30.04 Grass “I’ll always need help to learn how to ID grasses. Just look at these great “versatile” anthers. They are very short-lived”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvUmXY/?k=1

2022.05.31.01 Verbascum blattaria “A single plant of Verbascum blattaria (Moth Mullein) thrives in a paved back lot. The flowers show 5 sepals, 5 petals, and 5 stamens – 2 longer, 2 shorter, and one very short, possibly sterile anther – which I believe is common for this group. Leaves, sepals, and stamen filaments with stipitate glandular trichomes”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvap8V/?k=1

2022.05.31.02 Verbascus blattaria “You’ll want to check out Verbascum blattaria on the Web! It has a notes biology and anchors some nice stories. Native to Eurasia, Moth Mullein first appeared in the US in 1818, and is now found naturalized in every state.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvk9g9/?k=1

2022.05.31.03 LithospermumLithospermum (Buglossoides) arvense is yet another Eurasian wayside and meadow plant (implies by “arvense”) that has taken root in North America. These plants are commonly called “Gromwells” – a term of nebulous origin relating to earth and millet. Anciently, the hard seed were thought a possible treatment for “Gravel”. (Kidney stones). The seed are a minor source for oils.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvv8p2u/?k=1

2022.05.31.04 Carduus :Nodding Thistle (Carduus nutans), along with Cirsium, is considered a “true thistle”, a close relative of Artichoke (Cynura). It looked like a ripped and fierce Artichoke”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvNUnd/?k=1

2022.05.31.05 Echinacea pallidaEchinacea pallida (?) along a road cut in Mid-Missouri. Someone asked about a daisy with long ray flowers; this certainly qualifies.”  https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdvvD98k/?k=1

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