Flowers & Fruits

When we visited south Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area on 6-18-2022, we saw blooming Florida butterfly orchids (Encyclia tampensis), the focus of our walk, as well as other plants with flowers and/or fruits, including …

Faey’s milkweed (Asclepias faeyi) – an endangered plant
Simpson’s stopper (Myrcianthes fragrans) – AKA nakedwood stopper & twinberry stopper
Fetterbush (Lyonia fruticosa)
Piedmont black senna (Seymeria pectinata) – Note the blackish color of the stems
Partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) with unripe seed pod
Winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum) in the ditch along Oslo Road
Laurel greenbrier or bamboo vine (Smilax laurifolia) – Note the upright leaves & unripe fruits
Tallowood (Ximenia americana) with unripe fruit & impressive thorns
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