About me

Plants and gardens around me.

A financial professional, plants have increasingly become a large part of my life, I grow and look for them in the wild. I am interested in ecological conservation and spreading the word of the good green lord.

Minuartia carolinana (Pine-barren sandwort)

Minuartia carolinanana, or the Pine-barren sandwort is a small plant in the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae) native to the eastern coast of the US. They are found growing on white sands of pine barrens. They usually grow alone or with some grasses. The leaves are small and grow along the stem, resembling some moss species in both size and shape. […]

Monotropa hypopitys (Pinesap)

Monotropa hypopitys, or the pinesap, is a cousin of the more common ghost pipe. Both plants are parasitic depending on mycorrhizal fungi found in the forest floor. Unlike its cousin, Monotropa uniflora, pinesap flowers with multiple blooms on a single flowering stem. Like the ghost pipe, it can be found growing near oaks and pines. […]

Melampyrum lineare (Narrowleaf cow-wheat)

Narrowleaf cow-wheat is a native herbaceous hemiparasitic annual. Its root structure invades the roots of other plants and allows it to extract nutrients from them. Cow-wheat can be found in common well-draining parts of New Jersey. These were near a cranberry bog along a roadside.

This blog is intended to keep a curated list of images and descriptions I create in one place. I found insitu pictures of native plants lacking on the internet and hence this is my effort to introduce them and raise awarness about the amazing biodiversity around us.


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