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Old Aug 31, 2014, 9:16 PM   #1
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Summer's fading here in the hills of Tennessee. But late summer is bright with blooms and 'shrooms. Here are a few samples.

First our Tennessee State Wildflower. Passionflower is an abundant bloom of the late summer fields, and will soon be ripening its unique, slime-filled fruits...
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Here's a summer meadow bloomer with a rather odd name. Was surprised to see how much the quality of light with passing clouds changed the appearance of these Sabatia blooms.
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Late summer marshes and cool shores are the best places to look for Cardinal Flower.
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Wet habitats are also the best for most mushrooms. Here are some boletes under the oaks. Something has already started nibbling them! Boletes are pored mushrooms - their spores come from tiny holes, called pores, under their caps
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And here are three gilled mushroom species. Their pores come from between those thin ridges, called gills, under the caps. Sorry, I do not know which species these are...
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But I do hope you enjoyed the "crop" of photos, and that you'll share your comments and suggestions.
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