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INTRODUCTIONThis site contains photos and descriptions of wild flowers found in the Shenandoah River Valley, Blue Ridge and Great North Mountains.
NAVIGATION OF SITE
Wildflowers Link: This link will take you to a page that contains thumbnails of every flower, shrub or tree found on this site. There are numerous pages with 20 thumbnails on each page. Click the thumbnail of your choice for more information on that particular plant.
Flower Index Link: If you know the name of the plant your looking for this is where you should begin. This page contains a table broken down into 9 color groups. Listed are flowers that fall into that particular group, click on the flower name to view or click on the color to view each flower in the order that they bloom. Please allow time for images to load, depending on your internet connection and speed of your CPU this may vary. See page format below
Family Index Link: This page contains a list of Floral Families, click on the family name and you will be directed to a page with thumbnails of each flower in this family. You may then click on the thumbnail of your choice for more information on that particular flower. You'll have to use the back button on your browser to return to the family thumbnail page you just left.
Flowering Shrubs and Trees Link: This link contains some of the Flowering trees and shrubs you'll see in this area. You'll find thumbnails of each tree or shrub on this site, click on the thumbnail for more information, if you start with the first thumbnail you can go through each plant by clicking on "flip page". In the future I plan on adding all the Indigenous Trees that grow in our Beautiful Mountains. We have numerous oaks with the Great White Oak being this authors favorite along with the Cucumber Tree which belongs to the Magnolia Family, just to name a couple.
Links: This page contains related web sites. I plan on selecting sites from around the world for a world wide index of Flora, also I'm planning on a bulletin board type guess book for comments or suggestions for all our guest to sign if you wish.
Plants are arranged in 9 groups according to flower color: white; pink; blue; yellow; red; orange; green; purple and bi-color. With in the flower groups the plants are listed in the order of flowering time. There is also an index for plant family. The information for each species is given in the same order throughout. To start click on flower index.
COMMON NAME OF SPECIES Scientific name of species Common Family name Scientific name of Family Flowering period Frequency ( common, rare infrequent) Stated if alien
DESCRIPTION: size, leaf character, flowering variations, medicinal or food, poisonous nature.
LOCATION: woods, fields, slopes, swamps, exc............
click the flower index to beginThis site is to help the viewer identify wild flowers, flowering shrubs and trees through out Northern Virginia and the Eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Taking in the Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah in Virginia plus Hardy and Jefferson County of West Virginia. You'll find a few plants I haven't been able to Identify, but through the years of this site's development I'm hoping to have them all labeled with there correct name. I've been a wild flower enthusiast for over 30 years never growing tired of natures beauty.
ABOUT THIS SITE
All Images where captured with a Sony Mavica 91 Digital camera with a 3x filter. I've tried to use all natural lighting with out any enhancement from a photo editor. Although I do use Adobe Photo Shop 6.0 to size to compress so I can keep the pictures to a decent size for loading. I've put this site together using 800x600 monitor settings and double check on 1024x768. This site is best viewed on Internet explorer 5 or higher with browser set for full screen or Netscape 4.5, Using this will give you the best viewing pleasure. Any questions or comments please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All Images and site are Copyright © 2001, 2002
Peterson Field Guide WILD FLOWERS northeastern/northcentral north American
By: Roger Tory Peterson/Margaret McKenny
WILDFLOWERS of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge mountains
By: Oscar W. Gupton/Fred C. Swope
AN INTRODUCTION TO NATURE
By: John Kieran
How to Know The Trees
By: H.E. Jaques
How to Know The Spring Flowers
By: Mabel Jaques Cuthbert
How to Know The Fall Flowers
By: Mabel Jaques Cuthbert
site created April 02, 2001 last updated May 20, 2004
Copyright © 2001 by Jacqueline Milburn
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