Botanizing with Marion

“Botanizing with Marion”

Marion Lobstein, Botany Chair for the Prince William Wildflower Society, continues to explain and expand on the changes of names (taxonomy) of our Virginia plants reflected in the new Flora of Virginia (Brit Press, 2012). Below is an archive of her recently published articles in Wild News:

IRONWEED, NOT IRONCLAD: September 2013

New York Ironweed (Vernonia Noveboracensis)

Ironweed, Not Ironclad: Taxonomic Changes

THE DOGBANES OF SUMMER: July 2013

Butterfly-weed and other Milkweeds

There and Back Again: A Short Taxonomic History of Milkweed

ALL IN THE FAMILY: May 2013

Trillium: A Family to Call Its Own

Where Have All the Lilies Gone? Long-Time Changin’ in the Lilaceous Families

FAIRY SPUDS: March 2013

History of Classification of Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

WOLF’S PAWS: January 2013

Clubmosses: An Ancient and Interesting Group of “Fern Allies”

Taxonomy of Lycophyaceae

GOLDENRODS: November 2012

Goldenrods: Falsely Accused?

Taxonomic Changes for Regional Species of Goldenrods

ASTERS REDUX: September 2012

Overview of Changes to Asteraceae and Aster Species Found in Northern Virginia to Upper Shenandoah National Park

Taxonomic Changes for Regional Species of Asteraceae

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DEEP CUT: August 2012

Summer-Early Autumn Plant Checklist for Deep Cut Meadow, Manassas National Battlefield Park, compiled by Marion Lobstein (mblobstein@earthlink.net); edited by Linda Wilcox

TURTLES: July 2012

Scrophulariaceae to Plantaginaceae: Turtlehead (Chelone Glabra)

Changes in Taxonomy of Chelone glabra and the Traditional Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family) (Includes linked bibliography)

Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) Plant Profile

DUCKFEET: May 2012

Berberidaceae: Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)

An overview of the history of the naming and classification of Mayapple

Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) Plant Profile