Happy New Years to all the FNJ friends and participants! Here are the phone conference meeting dates for the up coming botanical season: Opening Meeting-February 21, 2015. This will be a 10 AM phone conference call to set the agenda for the 2015 calander year. All members and interested are invited to call in. July 12, 2015: This is an executive conference call for mid years reports and assignments (corrected) October 10, 2015: This will be the last conference call of the 2015 … [Read more...] about 2015 FNJP Schedule
Sometimes, you just have to make a double take on what passes as knowledge. As I inspect a batch of 5,000 year old animal bones, charred hickory nuts and processing stones from an archaeological dig dated to the late middle archaic through the late archaic cultural phases, I began to read an article posted on my internet provider stating, "stone aged diet may actually include plants and barbecue." Who would have ever think man before our modern age knew how to use fire and knew what plants … [Read more...] about Who would have guessed, pre-historic man ate plants and used fire!
Order: Campanulales Family: Campanulaceae Lobelia siphilitica L., Great Blue Lobilia Synonymy: none. Lower Taxa: none. Origin: Native Habit: Perennial Habitat: Rich woodland, wetland meadows Range: VR, H, P, ICP, OCP-DB Frequency: Locally common Rank/Status: S5/G5 Wetland Status: FACW Flowering & Reproduction: Flowering in late summer and autumn, up to firt frost, seed development after flowering. Comments: A large blue lobelia most … [Read more...] about Lobelia siphilitica L. – Great Blue Lobelia
Order: Campanulales Family: Campanulaceae Lobelia chinensis Lour., Chinese Lobelia Synonymy: none. Lower Taxa: none. Origin: Introduced Habit: Perennial Habitat: Freshwater Tidal, Intertidal Range: LDR, ICP Frequency: Locally common Rank/Status: S5/G5 Wetland Status: OBL Flowering & Reproduction: Flowering infrequently, reproduction primarily by vegetation growth. Comments: A newly establishing invader from China, located on Delaware River … [Read more...] about Lobelia chinensis Lour. – Chinese Lobelia
Order: Poales Family: Poaceae Dicanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould, Rosette Panic Grass Synonymy: Panicum dichotomum L. Lower Taxa: Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould var. barbulatum (Michx.) Mohlerbr. Origin: Native Habit: Perennial, rosette forming grass Habitat: Dry sandy soils; Open dry road edges, fields and mesic to dry woodlands Range: Statewide Frequency: Common Rank/Status: S5/G5; same for variety Wetland Status: FACU Flowering & … [Read more...] about Dichanthelium dichotomum (L.) Gould