Wildflowers

Stories of the Wildflowers of Dutchess County by J. Wilson Poucher, M.D.

J Wilson Poucher
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Partial List of the Wildflowers Mentioned by Poucher

Trailing Arbutus
Laurel
Rhododendron
Lady Slippers
Moccasin Flowers
Meadow Lilies
Gentians
Wake Robins
Holly Tree
Pink Azalea “Pinkster Bloem” of our Dutch Grandmothers
Hepaticas
Crocus, Snowdrop
Liverwort / Hepatica Triloba “Paesch Bloem” or Easter Flower by Dutch Grandmothers
Bloodroot
Anemones

Columbine
Dandelion - medicine “taraxacum oficinale” of pharmacopias
Dogwood, Laurel, Viburnum, Bittersweet, Shadbush
Purple Loostrife  1860’s along Wallkill / Rebel Weed (actually from Europe)
Goldenrod
Cat-tails
Fleur-de-Lis
Cardinal Flower / Lobelia Cardinalis
Daisy / first seen in Georgia, from England (Ox-eye Daisy) brought by colonists
St. John’s Wort
Hawk-weed

Violets (45 varieties in region, half that in Dutchess County) most common: Dog’s Foot Violet & variegated Violet

Large White Violet (eastern Dutchess)
Large Yellow, hairy-stemmed wood-violet
Yellow Violet
Round-leaved White Violet
Purple-blue Violets
Yellow-eyed white Canadian Violet
Pansies / Johnny Jump-ups