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Paul Sherman


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Many plants and animals appearing here are also available (usually downscaled versions) at my wpclipart site, where I release them into the Public Domain.

Smokey  Mountain  Flora

Purple FLowers

Bull Thistle

Cirsium vulgare

Late Purple Aster

Aster patens

Plentiful in September and October along the Appalachian Trail here in Tennessee. Managed to catch sun filtered through scrub pines and some thin clouds, making the quality of light quite pleasant.

Photographed 10/9/2011

Confederate Violet

Viola sororia priceana

They are popping up in the yard, everywhere. priceanapriceana I waited until nearly sunset and rolled around on the grass to get a nice, low-angle picture. The tone might be a bit mor3e from blue toward the red due to the lateness of day...

Violets are a common food for catepillars of many Fritillary butterflies.

Photographed 03/20/2012

Smooth Phlox

Phlox glaberrima

Purple Phacelia

Phacelia binpinnatifida

photographed 04/15/2011

Plant Sections

Raspberry, blueberry, Indian Strawberry, Wintergreen Berry...

Whitemouth Dayflower, Virginia Spiderwort...

Smooth Phlox, Purple Phacelia, Late Purple Aster...

Amanita, Turkey Tail, Dryads Saddle...


Tree Groundpine...

Trumpet Vine, Turks Cap Lily...

Red Turtlehead, Showy Evening Primrose...

Cardinal Flower, Fire Pink, Southern Red Trillium...

Mimosa, Redbud...

Star Chickweed, Creeping Bush Clover...

Coltsfoot, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Rattlesnake weed...

Related Sites

Tennessee Wildflowers
Kris Light has a wonderful site full of pictures and information. Her site has helped me ID several flowers.
TN Wildflowers

Appalachian Treks
Mark Peacock has some great pictures and info on trails around my area of Eastern Tennessee.
App. Treks

Hiking Bill
Sort of an online tour guide to S. Appalachian hiking trails, by someone who obviously loves to hike.
Hiking Bill

TN Wildflower Gallery
These pages on by Cheryl Hiers, who obviously does a lot of hiking and photography.
Wildflower Guide

Wildflower field guide. Just tons of wildflower photos, some really exceptional.
Flicr Flowers


Plastic Waste
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists...
Very Cool YouTube Video...