Posts Tagged "Kentucky"

Woody Betony or Forest Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Woody Betony or Forest Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis)

-  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - The Woody Betony or Forest Lousewort (Pedicularis canadensis) is a member of the Scrophulariaceae or Snapdragon family.  This erect hairy perennial is from 6- to 16-inches tall.  It grows in colonies or clumps from short rhizomes.  The basal leaves are 2- to 5-inches long, lance head or spear head in shape, deeply lobed, somewhat fern-like.  The leaves are alternate and reduce in size the further up the stem they appear, such that the uppermost are almost sessile.  The terminal spike, from 1.2- to 2-inches long, has small leaf-like bracts...

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Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium pubescens)

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium pubescens)

-  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - Large Yellow Lady’s Slipper (Cypripedium pubescens) is a member of the Orchidaceae or Orchid family.  This is a robust, densely downy perennial that grows from 8- to 32-inches tall.  The stem leaves are veiny, oval to lance-head or spear-head shaped, from 2- to 8-inches in length and half as wide.  Sepals and twisted petals are greenish yellow, spreading, lance-shaped, from 1- to 3.5 inches long.  The lip forms a large, bright yellow pouch that is purple spotted within, more than 1-inch long.  This is the “Lady Slipper”...

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Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

Wild Oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

-  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - Wild Oats or Sessile-Leaf Bellwort (Uvularia sessilifolia) is a member of the Liliaceae or Lily family.  It is a smooth erect perennial from 4- to 12-inches tall with a forked stem.  The leaves are few, alternate, sessile and elliptic, from 1.6- to 2.8-inches in length.  One or two solitary flowers hang from the upper leaf axis.  The 6 tepals (sepals and petals of similar form and color) are overlapping, pale yellow and smooth, from 0.5- to 1-inch in length.  It is found in open woods throughout the upper eastern U.S.  It flowers from...

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Hillsboro Covered Bridge

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Blog | 3 comments

Hillsboro Covered Bridge

-  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - Hillsboro bridge in Fleming County, Kentucky, which is sometimes referred to as Grange City bridge, is a multiple kingpost design.  Built sometime between 1865 and 1870, it is 86 feet in length and crosses the Fox Creek.  In the 1930s, the wood shingle roof and horizontal wood siding were replaced with galvanized steel.  The bridge was retired from service in 1968 after 100 years of service.  In 1984, the badly rusted roof and siding were replaced with white oak planking and a new metal roof. -  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase ...

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Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in Blog | 6 comments

Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge

-  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - Bennett’s Mill Covered Bridge, which crosses Tygarts Creek near the town of South Shore in northeast Kentucky, was built in 1854.  The 158-foot-long single span bridge is the only example of a Wheeler truss bridge in the United States, and one of 13 covered bridges still standing in Kentucky.   The bridge was named after B.F. Bennett, who established a mill that once stood nearby. -  Click on the image to enlarge or purchase  - Using a grant from the US Department of Transportation received in 2000, repairs were made to restore the...

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