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American Goshawk (Accipiter atricapillus)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

November 11, 2023 09:36 AM EST

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Winterberry Holly (Ilex verticillata)

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agave6_tomwalker

Date

October 14, 2023 11:57 AM EDT

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Bog Cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos)

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nzmuth

Date

June 19, 2023 06:29 AM EDT

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Fan Clubmoss (Diphasiastrum digitatum)

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agnesmp

Date

July 9, 2023 03:41 PM EDT

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Common Vetch (Vicia sativa)

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threepogonias

Date

May 11, 2023 05:29 PM EDT

Description

On the left (lathyroides on the right)

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Violets (Genus Viola)

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tim_kirsten

Date

May 8, 2023 12:08 PM EDT

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Beaked Hazelnut (Corylus cornuta)

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lynnharper

Date

March 16, 2022 02:07 PM EDT

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Grape Family (Family Vitaceae)

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lenaz

Date

December 19, 2016 09:05 AM EST

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Crane-fly Orchid (Tipularia discolor)

Observer

kaomand

Date

February 2023

Description

Small patch of 65 plants in mature Nyssa sylvatica stand with moderate to low density of Clethra alnifolia. Close to small stream, well off trail. Gaultheria procumbens and Mitchella repens nearby but not much groundcover.

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Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida)

Observer

alotofmacjio

Date

June 2, 2022 01:31 PM EEST

Place

Київ (Google, OSM)

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Bristly Locust (Robinia hispida)

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deyran

Date

June 4, 2022 12:39 PM CEST

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American Witch-Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

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liney143

Date

February 21, 2023 03:00 PM EST

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Fan Clubmoss (Diphasiastrum digitatum)

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agave6_tomwalker

Date

March 30, 2020 02:14 PM EDT

Description

not 100% on species in this genus

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European Reed (Phragmites australis ssp. australis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

August 27, 2018 05:24 PM EDT

Description

Field/roadside, often sloped, not wet, lots of color variation.

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What

Common Reed (Phragmites australis)

Observer

douggoldman

Date

September 16, 2019 03:41 PM EDT

Description

Both subsp. americanus (native to North America) and subsp. australis (introduced to North America) are found at this site, sometimes growing intermixed. In the photos the former is indicated with an “N” and the latter with an “I”. On the date I visited this site, 16 September 2019, these are the differences I observed with living stems between the two subspecies:

•Relative stem height: subsp. americanus usually shorter, subsp. australis usually taller.
•Relative stem spacing: subsp. americanus usually more dispersed, subsp. australis usually denser (rarely solitary).
•Stem breaking: subsp. americanus fibrous and hard to break off, subsp. australis often breaks off easily.
•Stem color (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus red and often shiny, subsp. australis yellow-green and not shiny.
•Stem texture (lower/older internodes): subsp. americanus smooth, subsp. australis minutely ridged.
•Stem & leaf sheath dots: subsp. americanus often present, subsp. australis absent.
•Leaf condition: subsp. americanus has lots of senescence, subsp. australis generally are healthy.
•Margins of upper leaves near panicle: subsp. americanus finely serrated, subsp. australis coarsely serrated.
•Sterile stems more abundant than fertile: subsp. americanus yes, subsp. australis no.
•Panicle branches for panicles of similar length: subsp. americanus fewer, subsp. australis more.
•Panicle branch spacing: subsp. americanus farther, subsp. australis closer.
•Flowering status: subsp. americanus finished flowering, subsp. australis flowering.

There probably are other characteristics I overlooked that distinguish these two subspecies from each other. Perhaps these characteristics listed above hold up at other sites in North America. I don’t use leaf color to tell them apart because although some clones of subsp. australis are strongly blue-green, some clones of that subspecies are more green or yellow-green. See this observation for an illustration: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30610594

Observation of P. australis subsp. americanus from this location: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32878566

Observation of P. australis subsp. australis from this location: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/32888630

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Large Twayblade (Liparis liliifolia)

Observer

doug_mcgrady

Date

June 2022

Description

Liparis liliifolia (lily-leaved wide-lipped orchid), Lyme, CT

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Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

Observer

thedentist25

Date

December 30, 2022 04:17 PM EST

Description

pretty small bird found in parking lot of jetties

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Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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geragotelis

Date

June 2, 2021 02:00 PM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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jmillsand

Date

November 19, 2022 10:53 AM EST

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Hidden-fruit Bladderwort (Utricularia geminiscapa)

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gpalermo

Date

August 2022

Description

Leaves alternate. Cleistogamous flowers present.

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Righteye Flounders (Family Pleuronectidae)

Observer

thespeciesisee

Date

May 2022

Description

~1cm

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Ichneumonid Wasps (Family Ichneumonidae)

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jukes42

Date

July 8, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

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Northern Wild Raisin (Viburnum cassinoides)

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sobieski_amelia

Date

October 17, 2022 02:37 PM EDT

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Greater Fringed Gentian (Gentianopsis crinita)

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threepogonias

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American Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon)

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moxiel

Date

August 21, 2022 01:58 PM EDT

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Intermediate Bladderwort (Utricularia intermedia)

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lucianvazquez

Date

July 9, 2022 02:57 PM EDT

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Tenlobe False Foxglove (Agalinis decemloba)

Observer

botanygirl

Place

Private

Description

Agalinis decemloba

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Arthropods (Phylum Arthropoda)

Observer

margaretcurtin

Date

June 2022

Description

Small orange balls hanging from Impatiens capensis.

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Furbellow (Saccorhiza polyschides)

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jpsilva

Date

July 4, 2003 07:49 PM WEST

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Plumose Anemone (Metridium senile)

Observer

alex_shure

Date

June 5, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

Description

Natural light shot of Metridium lining the walls at Burnham. The peaks of this trench seem to gather the most invertebrates as seen here (with strobe): https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/82101339
In the area pictured, the depths range from ≈21-33m. I consider this to be a world class dive. There's always a lot to observe without having to travel far from the mooring line and the trench makes for easy navigation in what would otherwise be a dark and confusing spot.

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Upswept Moonwort (Botrychium ascendens)

Observer

wernerehl

Date

May 2022

Description

It's not often that my fieldwork results in finding a new native globally rare species to add to the flora of Massachusetts, but it happened in May. ID confirmed by Vermont moonwort expert Art Gilman, author of the New Flora of Vermont. (Arthur Haines agreed as well).

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Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans)

Observer

tfrench

Date

Missing Date

Description

This is an adult male Southern Flying Squirrel compared to 2 of the last specimens of Northern Flying Squirrel preserved from MA. The most recent preserved specimen was from Belchertown, Hampshire Co. on May 24, 1968. The species may still exist in MA, but if so, its range has contracted and numbers have significantly declined.

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Lesser Blue Crab (Callinectes similis)

Observer

joey250

Date

August 20, 2021 03:54 PM PDT

Description

Anyone know what this crab is?

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Wood Ferns (Genus Dryopteris)

Observer

wefwef

Date

December 21, 2021 02:12 PM EST

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Tree-Clubmosses (Genus Dendrolycopodium)

Observer

wefwef

Date

December 21, 2021 02:01 PM EST

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Fan Clubmoss (Diphasiastrum digitatum)

Observer

akilee

Date

December 20, 2021 11:43 AM EST

Description

Fan or blue?

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What

Flat-branched Tree-Clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium obscurum)

Date

December 4, 2021 02:47 PM EST

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Chestnut Casebearer Moth (Coleophora leucochrysella)

Observer

swhitebread

Date

June 2020

Description

Cases on chestnut found 8-Jun-2020, moth emerged 24-Jun-2020

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Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)

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gabbieb

Date

August 24, 2021 02:32 PM PDT

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Tufted Globetail (Sphaerophoria contigua)

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natemarchessault

Date

July 17, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

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Virginia Glasswort (Salicornia depressa)

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natemarchessault

Date

October 7, 2021 05:38 PM EDT

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Grey Birch (Betula populifolia)

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jillparkpaige

Date

October 21, 2021 01:30 PM EDT

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slamonde

Date

September 21, 2021 01:42 PM EDT

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Crested Wood Fern (Dryopteris cristata)

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karro_frost

Date

August 4, 2021 03:55 PM EDT

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Flat-branched Tree-Clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium obscurum)

Observer

karro_frost

Date

August 4, 2021 04:32 PM EDT

Description

Arthur Iverson Conservatio Area habitat management area aka clear cut, 3 years post cut, looked for all the different species I could find.

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Monocots (Class Liliopsida)

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natemarchessault

Date

June 23, 2020 09:24 AM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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hholbrook

Date

June 21, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

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Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Observer

hayleykolding

Date

July 5, 2021 04:35 PM EDT

Description

What is this abnormality/gall on the poison ivy? It's quite beautiful. The misformed leaves look almost flowerlike.

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Leptosporangiate Ferns (Subclass Polypodiidae)

Observer

rebecca496

Date

May 23, 2021 01:53 PM EDT

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Plums, Cherries, and Allies (Genus Prunus)

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bmvig

Date

May 18, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

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Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta ssp. picta)

Observer

bhsstudent111

Date

May 6, 2021 02:23 PM EDT

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Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Date

April 19, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

Description

Vixen and her Kits

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Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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slamonde

Date

April 11, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

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nsharp

Date

April 4, 2021 01:44 PM EDT

Description

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Shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica)

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lynnharper

Date

April 6, 2021 01:20 PM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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wsweet321

Date

April 4, 2021 06:34 PM PDT

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Common Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata)

Observer

jane_tatlock

Date

July 24, 2010 05:06 PM EDT
Birds

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Birds (Class Aves)

Observer

angetran

Date

October 3, 2020 01:07 PM EDT

Description

It looked like a large number of the flock smashed into the windows of a luxury building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Not sure if there’s a lot of variation or if this was a mixed flock of highly similar birds with warbler-like traits. I am a new birder 😬 I also didn’t adjust the date, this is from photos much earlier in the year—October

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

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wsweet321

Date

January 19, 2021 02:07 PM EST

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Leatherleaf (Chamaedaphne calyculata)

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mwemslie

Date

January 3, 2021 11:03 AM EST

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Legumes (Family Fabaceae)

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wsweet321

Date

January 3, 2019 09:57 PM EST

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Sassafras (Genus Sassafras)

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katamamurray

Date

June 29, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

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Hickey's Tree-Clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium hickeyi)

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goatnotes

Date

November 25, 2020 03:04 PM EST

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American Common Reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

Observer

cbuelow45

Date

November 22, 2020 03:33 PM EST

Description

I'm assuming that this is non-native, but the red stalks, somewhat diffuse colonial pattern and limited flowering have me wanting a second opinion. The red stalks could be just a result of being submerged for most of the growing season. This is growing on the drawn-down shore of the Quabbin Reservoir, where large stands of obvious non-native stands are established. On sandy shoreline.

@wernerehl

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Flat-branched Tree-Clubmoss (Dendrolycopodium obscurum)

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mtjones

Date

November 22, 2020 11:59 AM EST

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Goldenrods (Genus Solidago)

Observer

lucasoneil

Date

October 15, 2020 04:38 PM EDT

Place

Gloucester (Google, OSM)

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Bluestem Goldenrod (Solidago caesia)

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kellybower

Date

October 17, 2020 03:05 PM EDT

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Eupolypods Ii (Suborder Aspleniinae)

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shannongermain

Date

October 23, 2020 02:07 PM EDT

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Polypody Ferns (Genus Polypodium)

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lynnharper

Date

October 10, 2020 01:39 AM EDT
Plants

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Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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mtjones

Date

September 20, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

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Red Cedar Spittlebug (Clastoptera arborina)

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megan240

Date

September 17, 2020 07:28 AM EDT
Plants

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Plants (Kingdom Plantae)

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andersonic

Date

September 15, 2020 04:42 PM EDT

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Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)

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rdebenham

Date

August 15, 2020 06:31 AM EDT

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Dryobates Woodpeckers (Genus Dryobates)

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adriennej

Date

August 27, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

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What

Large White-headed Gulls (Genus Larus)

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mdurand

Date

August 27, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

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Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

July 17, 2020 02:10 PM EDT

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Joe-Pye Weeds (Genus Eutrochium)

Observer

wsweet321

Date

June 24, 2020 10:03 AM EDT