Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Obolaria virginica

Pennywort
Here is another I flower I encountered while backpacking in TN with which I was unfamiliar. I love etymology; obolos was a small Greek coin.

2 comments:

Tom said...

One of my favorite spring wildflowers that isn't very well known. I first saw it in Hocking County, Ohio, three years ago.

Justin said...

Another beauty! Our only spring blooming member of the Gentinaceae. It is state listed (edge of range) here in MO. I miss seeing it! Thanks for the photo.