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Wooly Verbena (Verbena stricta)

Wooly Verbena
Verbena stricta
Order: Lamiales; Family:  Verbenaceae

Clammy-Weed (Polanisia dodecandra)

Clammy-Weed

Polanisia dodecandra

Order:  Brassicales,  Family:  Capparaceae (Caper Family)

(Kansas: Kingman County. Gerber Reserve 37° 40.860’ N  -97° 57.186’ W. Bank of sandy river bed.)

Polanisia dodecandra community.  Photo by: Emily Anderson, 2012

Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

Daisy Fleabane

Erigeron strigosus

Order: Asterales Family: Asteraceae

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

(Order: Asterales  Family: Asteraceae)

Kansas: Sedgwick County. Waste Management Site. 37° 51.432’ N -97° 11.070’ W. Large patches all throughout the site.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) community. Photo by: Emily Anderson, 2012.

Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus)

Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus) - Also known as Western Ribbonsnake

Order: Squamata; Family: Colubridae

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

 

Great Blue Heron

Ardea herodias

(Order Ciconiiformes; Family Ardeidae)

Compass Plant (Silphium laciniatum)

Compass Plant
Silphium laciniatum 
(Order Asterales, Family Aster)
 
Silphium laciniatum in the field near Leon, Kansas (37 degrees 44.295'N, 96 degrees 39.8'W, July 2013). Photos by Chris Bevilacqua, 2013. 
 
 

Eastern Juniper (Juniperus virginiana)

Eastern Juniper (Juniperus virginiana) - Also known as Eastern Redcedar

Order: Pinales; Family: Cupressaceae

Ladybug (Coccinellidae)

Ladybug

Family Coccinellidae

(Order Coleoptera; multiple subfamilies)

 

Adult Coccinellid beetle,  http://uk.ask.com/wiki/Coccinella_septempunctata

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