Box 9021, Wilmington, DE 19809, USA
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and some other plants
from Pennsylvania and New Jersey
to North Carolina
By Families alphabetically
from Acanthus to Iris
including plants seen during Focus On Nature Tours noted with an (*)
during tours thru 2015 in the months of May, June, July, August, September, October
In this list, there are some notes relating to MEDICINAL, EDIBLE, & POISONOUS PLANTS.
The compilation of this two-part list of Plants of Eastern North America by Armas Hill
Photo at upper right: the BEARBERRY, in the Heath Family,
Photographed during a FONT tour (photo by Gerin Hood)
Among the sources for list here are the books:
"Wildflowers in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey", by Howard Boyd, published in 2001,
"Wildflowers of Delaware and the Eastern Shore", by Claude Phillips, published in 1978.
including those in Delaware, and parts of Maryland and Virginia.
"Wildflowers of Pennsylvania", by Mary Joy Haywood and Phyllis Monk, published in 2001
"Wildflowers in Color", by Arthur Stupka and Donald Robinson, published in 1965,
referring to those in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, particularly in the Shenandoah and Great Smoky National Parks.
More books used as informational sources follow here, after the codes.
Among the Plant Families in this list, links to these:
Acanthus Agave Amaranth Aralia (or Ginseng) Arum (or Calla) Balsam Barberry
Beech (incl. Oaks) Bellflower (or Bluebell) Bignonia Birch Bittersweet (or Staff-vine)
Birthwort) Bloodwort Bogbean
Bogmoss Borage (or Forget-me-not)
Broomrape Buckthorn Bunchflower Bur-reed Buttercup (or Crowfoot) Cactus Caltrop
Camellia (or Tea) Cattail Clubmoss Custard-apple Cypress Cyrilla Daisy (or Aster)
Diapensia Dogbane Dogwood Duckweed Ebony Elm Evening Primrose (or Willow Herb)
Ferns Fig-marigold (or Carpetweed) Figwort (or Snapdragon) Flax Flowering-rush
Four o'clock Fumitory (or Earthsmoke) Gentian Geranium Gooseberry Goosefoot Gourd
Grape Grass Greenbriar Heath Hemp Holly Honeysuckle Hydrangea
Hypoxis (or Daffodil) Iris
Families below in: Wildflowers and Other Plants of Eastern North America, Mid-Atlantic, Part 2
Dock, Buckwheat, Smartweed) Laurel Legume
(or Pea) Lichen Lily
Lizard's-tail Logania Loosestrife Lopseed Lotus Madder Magnolia Mallow
Meadow-beauty Milkweed Milkwort Mint Morning Glory Mulberry Mustard Nettle
Nightshade (or Potato) Olive Orchid Palm Parnssus-grass Parsley (or Celery)
Passionflower Phlox (or Polemonium) Pickerelweed (or Water Hyacinth) PIne Pineapple
Pink (or Carnation) Pipewort Pitcher-plant Plantain Plumbago (or Sea Lavender)
Pokeweed Pondweed Poppy Primrose Purslane Rockrose Rose Rue (or Citrus)
Saxifrage Soapberry (incl. Maples)
St. John's Wort Stonecrop Storax Sumac (or Cashew) Sundew Sweetleaf Sweetshrub
Sycamore Teasel Valerian Vervain Violet Walnut Waterleaf Water-lily Water-milfoil
Wax-myrtle White Alder
AN ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY OF PLANT GENERA IN THIS WEBSITE NOTING FAMILIES
Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours in:
North Carolina, and Delaware, Maryland & Virginia Elsewhere
In this website, Other Lists & Photo Galleries of Eastern North American:
Butterflies Moths Dragonflies & Damselflies Amphibians & Reptiles Mammals
A List & Photo Gallery of North American Birds, in 6 parts
North Carolina Birds
In this website, Other Lists & Photo Galleries relating to Plants:
Desert Plants of the Southwest US & northern Mexico
Northern Plants in Alaska, Iceland, and Hokkaido, Japan
Tropical Plants in the Americas (in two parts, including the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America)
Plants of the West Indies Fruiting Plants and Others in Brazil Wild Orchids of the Americas
Other Photo Galleries of Plants Directory of Photos in this Website
HERE'S A LINK TO CHAD KREMP'S WEBSITE RELATING TO POISONOUS PLANTS:
DP: Delmarva Peninsula (including Delaware and parts of Maryland and Virginia)
NJ: New Jersey, including in southern New Jersey, the Pine Barrens
SA: southern Appalachians (including in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina)
(ph): species with a photo or drawing in the FONT website
Numbers noted as (NA:xx) refer to photo numbers in the "National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region" - Revised Edition (2001). Revising author: John Thierer. Original author: William Niering
Numbers noted as (NW:xx) refer to pages with photos in the "National Wildlife Federation Field Guide to Wildflowers of North America" by David Brandenburg, 2010.
Numbers noted as (SP:xx) refer to the numbers of the photos in "The Smithsonian Guide to Seaside Plants of the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts" by Wilbur and Marion Duncan, 1987.
Numbers noted as (ST:xx) refer to the page with an illustration in "The Sibley Guide to Trees" by David A. Sibley, 2009.
Numbers noted as (WP:xx) refer to the page with a photograph in the book "Wildflowers of Pennsylvania" by Mary Joy Haywood & Phyllis Monk, 2001. Overall, the photographs in that book are excellent.
An enjoyable and informative book to read is "Wild Plants of America: A Select Guide for the Naturalist and Traveler" by Richard M. Smith, 1989.
Among the places covered in the book, also included in the scope of this list, are the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Southern Appalachians, the pinelands of North Carolina, and coastal North Carolina.
Some of the interesting information in the book has been incorporated into this list. Line drawings in the list are from that book.
Another good book, filled with info and used here as a source, is "The Backyard Wilderness, from the Canadian Maritimes to the Florida Keys", by Vincent Abraitys, 1975.
A historical book, good as a reference, is "The Plants of Southern New Jersey: Report of the New Jersey State Museum Part 2", by Witmer Stone, 1911.
Among sources for info given here relating to the host plants of butterflies and moths are:
"Butterflies of the East Coast, an Observer's Guide", by Rick Cech and Guy Tudor, 2005, and
the "Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America" by David Beadle and Seabrook Leckie, 2012.
The book "Wild America" by Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, 1955 is also referred to in this list.
And yet another fine book has been a good source of information: "The Appalachians" by Maurice Brooks, 1965.
Part One of a List of Wildflowers and some Other Plants
of Eastern North America in the Mid-Atlantic Region:
Acanthus to Iris
Acanthus Family, ACANTHACEAE