Along the Air Line... 2002 - July, Part 2
The Air Line Trail in Eastern Connecticut - Stan Malcolm Photos

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Two varieties of lilies are out. Here are Canada Lilies (Lilium canadense) with multiple decumbent yellow to yellow-orange flowers and leaves in whorls.

Wood Lily (Lilium philadelphicum) has a single, erect red flower.

Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) has raised its tall flower heads.

I suspect this is Foxtail Grass in bloom (note the heavy load of pollen on the stamens), but I haven't got a good guide to grasses and certainly don't trust my memory. Here it's seen against a background of Swamp Fly-Honesuckle berries.

A white Azalea (Rhododendron sp.) is blooming in Raymond Brook Marsh.

This is a species of Pyrola, perhaps Shinleaf (Pyrola elliptica).

An Eyed Brown (Satyrodes eurydice).

Can't resist a few more Water-Lily (Nymphaea odorata) photos.

Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) doesn't have spots at all: the leaves have pale stripes along the main veins. The flowers are almost, but not quite open yet.

Horse-Nettle (Solanum carolinense) is more often blue to violet. Note the spines along the stem and each leaf's midvein. Many members of the Nightshade family (Solanaceae) are toxic, including Tobacco; while others are dietary staples (Tomato, Potato, Peppers).