Weekly Wildflower- Molly Stark Trail, VT

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Common Eyebright, Euphrasia nemorosa, Orobanchaceae
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Branching Centaury, Centaurium pulchellum, Gentianaceae
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Black Mustard, Brassica nigra, Brassicaceae
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White Clover, Trifolium repens, Fabaceae
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Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea, Caryophyllaceae
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Hoary Alyssum, Berteroa incana, Brassicaceae
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Hop Clover, Trifolium campestre, Fabaceae
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Red Clover, Trifolium pratense, Fabaceae
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Purple Loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria, Lythraceae
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Rabbit-Foot Clover, Trifolium arvense, Fabaceae
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Rough Fleabane, Erigeron strigosus, Asteraceae
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Bouncing Bet, Saponaria officinalis, Caryophyllaceae
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Bladder Campion, Silene vulgaris, Caryophyllaceae
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Purple-flowering Raspberry, Rubus odoratus, Rosaceae
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Bittersweet Nightshade, Solanum dulcamara, Solanaceae
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Enchanter’s Nightshade, Circaea canadensis, Onagraceae
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Chicory, Cichorium intybus, Asteraceae
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Wild Parsnip, Pastinaca sativa, Apiaceae
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Common Agrimony, Agrimonia gryposepala, Rosaceae
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Fringed Loosestrife, Lysimachia ciliata, Myrsinaceae
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Red Baneberry fruit, Actaea rubra, Ranunculaceae
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Crown Vetch, Coronilla varia, Fabaceae
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Black Medick, Medicago lupulina, Fabaceae
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Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, Asteraceae
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Common Self-Heal, Prunella vulgaris, Lamiaceae
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Wild Basil, Clinopodium vulgare, Lamiaceae
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Evening Primrose, Oenothera sp., Onagraceae
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Yellow Avens, Geum aleppicum, Rosaceae
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St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae
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American Bugleweed, Lycopus americanus, Lamiaceae

The Molly Stark Trail is the much more poetic name for Route 9 over the mountains in Vermont. These pictures were from a number of stops on our way from Bennington to Wilmington. Locations included:

Truck Chain Stop, Bennington
Several Green Mountain National Forest pull outs, Woodford
Prospect Mountain Ski Area, Woodford

Bonus stop in Milford, NH, on Route 101, further along on the drive:

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Brown Knapweed, Centaurea jacea, Asteraceae
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Sulphur Cinquefoil, Potentilla recta, Rosaceae
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