Wild Flora of Kentucky

Teasel–to my knowledge, we do not have teasel in New Jersey. The plant above stood about five feet (close to my height as I have shrunk 1/2 inch the past two years). I’ve read that they are attractive to bees, butterflies and finches. While the lavender flowers (not fully bloomed here) are pretty, they are also very thorny.

A green, oyster fungus–not quite sure of the proper name.

Teasel, chickory, black-eyed-susan, Queen Anne’s Lace, mullein, and unsure of the tall, yellow one–looks like it’s from the carrot family. Perhaps someone can help me out on this one.

This mushroom looked just like a biscuit (had my fill of them, by the way).


I am often tempted to pick seeds of wildflowers while I am away, but I know that introducing a flower into another habitat could cause issues of choking out native flowers or the possibility of becoming invasive. I have opted for pressing them instead.

©Teresita Abad Doebley. All Rights Reserved 2009-2011.


6 thoughts on “Wild Flora of Kentucky

  1. It’s been a while since I was last in Kentucky (used to live in southern Ohio where Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky meet along the Ohio River). It’s such a beautiful place to visit. You’ve pictured some of it so well. 🙂

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