Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Claytonsnatives is a flickr site featuring photos of natives plants of Virginia. It grew out of my membership in the John Clayton chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. The site is named after John Clayton, an 18th century American botanist who lived near Gloucester, Virginia. Claytonsnatives has over 2000 photos of native plants, almost all identified and many located on the Flickr map. Stop by and take a look.

Cypripedium parviflorum - photographed in a undisclosed location near Williamsburg.

Taxodium distichum - Photographed along the Nottaway River. This tree, known as Big Mama, is the largest tree in Virginia and estimated to be possibly 1,500 years old.

Update! - Big Mama passed away this year (2008). I'll miss you! Check out this article in the Richmond Times Dispatch.


Cosmo said...

That tree is spectacular, P. When did you take the photo of the Cypripedium? (In other words, when does it bloom?) Great idea to link to Claytonsnatives.

Phillip Merritt said...

Cosmo, I just learned today that Big Mama passed away recently. What a shame!

I took the ladyslipper orchid picture on April 24th of 2008.