Flower #1

This flower was found at Iuka Ravine Park along a wooded trail.

It is on page 52 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: Cardinal Flower‚ Scientific name: Lobelia cardinalis

Corolla: number of petals 5‚ separate or fused? fused

Calyx: number of sepals 5, separate or fused? fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 5, separate, fused or arranged in any special way? fused

Gynoecium type: syncarpous – 2 carpels
How can you tell? The pistil ends with a two-lobed stigmas

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous? Perigynous (hemi-inferior)

Flower symmetry: zygomorphic (irregular)

Additional distinctive features: pistil will extend past androecium column once mature.

Flower #2

This flower was found here in Iuka Ravine Park along a wooded trail.

It is on page 54 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: Spotted Touch-me-not‚ Scientific name: Impatiens capensis

Corolla: number of petals 5‚ separate or fused? fused

Calyx:Â Â Â number of sepals 3 separate or fused? fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 5 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? fused

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous (and # of carpels =_____) syncarpous with 5 carpals.
How can you tell? The capsule will split into 5 sections once ripe.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous? perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic (irregular)

Additional distinctive features: juice from crushed stem is said to alleviate pain from poison ivy and stinging nettles.

Flower #3

This flower was found in Iuka Ravine Park along a wooded trail.

It is on page 52 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: Great Blue Lobelia‚ Scientific name: Lobelia siphilitica

Corolla: number of petals 5‚ separate or fused? fused

Calyx: number of sepals 5 separate or fused? fused

Adroecium: number of stamens 5 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? fused

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous? Syncarpous with 2 carpals
How can you tell? The ovary forms into a 2-celled capsule.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous? perigynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic (irregular)

Additional distinctive features: Species’ name comes from a false claim of curing syphilis.

Flower #4

This flower was found here in Iuka Ravine Park along a wooded trail.

It is on page 94 in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name: Red Turtlehead‚ Scientific name: Chelone obliqua

Corolla: number of petals 5  separate or fused? fused into 2 lips

Calyx: number of sepals 5 separate or fused: separate

Adroecium: number of stamens 5 separate, fused or arranged in any special way? 4 fused via anthers, 1 sterile

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or  syncarpous: unicarpellate with 1 carpal
How can you tell? Plant has only 1 stigma and ovary.

Flower type/ovary position: Hypogynous, or perigynous or epigynous? Hypogynous

Flower symmetry: actinomorphic (regular) or zygomorphic (irregular)? Zygomorphic (irregular)

Flower #5

This flower was found along East 19th Ave in Columbus Ohio.

Common name: Common Chicory‚ Scientific name: Cichorium intybus

Distinctive Features: Only has ray flowers with toothed ends.

Flower #6

This flower was found by by the bridge on Iuka Ave and Summit St.

Common name: Black-eyed Susan‚ Scientific name: Rudbeckia serotina

Distinctive features: forms leaves the first year and flowers the second year. Leaves are oval with bristly hairs.

Flower #7

This flower was found in Iuka Ravine Park along a wooded trail.

Common name: Blue Mistflower‚ Scientific name: Conoclinium coelestinum

Distinctive features: No ray flowers; only disk flowers.

Flower #8

This flower was found in Cuyahoga National Park in a wooded area.

Common name: Bunchberry‚ Scientific name: Cornus canadensis

Distinctive features: Four white, petal-like bracts surround the base of the flowers.