A lovely looking moss, with a lovely sounding name.
Tiny rare and difficult to cultivate plant that supposedly was the first flower to cheer the pilgrims in New England after their first hard winter.
Pipsissewa: my FAVORITE plant name so far. If you say it out loud, it just makes your mouth happy. Pip-sis-eh-wah...
I feel like this flower looks like a small cousin to the passion flower (which it's not). In any case, I was thrilled to come across this cool looking forb!
Kind of like a bunch of furry green people huddled together. Maybe? If they were really mosses?
No, this is not the band name! (anybody? anybody?) It's a really sweet little fern, and maybe, when it's quiet, you can hear it singing.
Supposedly common to find this forb in areas where rattlesnakes like to hang out.
When you come across a wild orchid, it is truly miraculous - once you understand how hard it is for them to grow!
So named because the berries are a tasty treat for all sorts of woodland birds like turkeys, partridges, grouses.
Such a distinct leaf, and one of the harder plants for me to identify, as there many similar species!