Wildflowers of Ohio

Zigzag Goldenrod

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): In the middle of the woods along a trail.

It is on page __450___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common nam__Zigzag Goldenrod______ Scientific name: ____Solidago flexicaulis__

Corolla: number of petals _5____ separate or fused? ____fused_______

Calyx: number of sepals __0___ separate or fused?_____N/A________

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or syncarpous (and # of carpels =__2___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) Divided pistil.

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

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

Additional distinctive features:___Bright gold color, zigzaging stem_____

Purple Coneflower

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Cultivated flower garden

It is on page __382___ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name__Purple Coneflower____ Scientific name:__Echinacea purpurea___

Corolla: number of petals __5___ separate or fused? _____fused______

Calyx: number of sepals ___0__ separate or fused?_______N/A______

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or syncarpous (and # of carpels =__2___)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) Divided pistil

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

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

Additional distinctive features: _____________large, purple flower____________

Black-eyed Susan

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Cultivated flower garden

It is on page _374____ in Newcomb’s Wildflowers

Common name_Black-eyed Susan____ Scientific name: _____Rudbeckia sertina_____

Corolla: number of petals ___5__ separate or fused? _____fused______

Calyx: number of sepals ___0__ separate or fused?_____N/A________

Adroecium: number of stamens __5___ separate, fused or arranged in any special way? Fused

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or syncarpous (and # of carpels =___2__)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) Divided pistil

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

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

Additional distinctive features:__bright yellow petals and dark, black center_____

Great Blue Lobelia

This flower was found here (location and habitat/environment): Swampy area near small pond

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? Seperate

Gynoecium type: unicarpellate, apocarpous, or syncarpous (and # of carpels =_1____)
How can you tell? (Cite the features were apparent about the number of carpels.) Single pistil

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

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

Additional distinctive features: ______Blue-violet color and tubular corolla _____

Foxglove Beardtongue

This Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) was found along the edge of the woods at the beginning of a trail. The flowers were not out of this plant, but the species could be determined by looking at the stem morphology and closed flowers. This flower has 5 petals that are fused and 5 separate sepals.

Hairy Wood Mint

This Hairy Wood Mint (Blephilia hirsuta) was found in the woods along the edge of a small lake. This flower is a bright purple color with 5 fused petals and 5 fused sepals. The flowers have 2 separate stamen and the flower is zygomorphic. A distinguishing feature is the square, hairy stem of the plant.

Red Turtlehead

This Red Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua) was found in a swampy area near small standing ponds. The flower has 5 fused, tubular petals and 5 separate sepals. There are 5 separated stamens and one pistil. This flower is zygomorphic and perigynous.

Winged Monkeyflower

This Winged Monkeyflower (Mimulus alatus) was found along the trail in the woods. This flower has 5 fused, tubular petals and 5 fused, toothed sepals. There are 4 separate stamens and a single pistil. This flower is zygomorphic and perigynous.