June 2020 – Guess That Plant
This is the FNJP’s 111th edition of Guess that Plant!
The June 2020 Guess that Plant photo is a vibrant red annual associated with roadsides and pastures. Do you know this species by it flower? If so, send your answer for this month’s Guess that Plant.
Chysosplenum americanum Schwein.., Golden Saxifrage
The May 2020 Guess that Plant is a diminutive and often over looked plant found on stream banks, seeps and springs. Golden saxifrage is found throughout New Jersey outside the Pine Barrens. It is an indicator of persistent groundwater, and has an obligate wetland indicator status. The plant is a member of the Saxifragaceae, the saxifrage family. There are no other golden saxifrage species in New Jersey. There are five additional North American species within the genus, but all other species are western or northern species.