Plant Number 1 (first two pictures – white flowers):
Found growing on Solidago spp. in pairie swell outside of Aronoff Lab on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, Columbus, OH. No obvious roots observed, could not determine microhabitat.
Plant Number 2 (violet flowers)
Found on the edge of the prairie swell outside of Aronoff Lab on Sunday, September 14th 2014. Only three plants of this species were found, Columbus OH. Plant growing in soil.
Description of Characters used:
I used the 5 part regular flower, lobed leaves, and backward pointing flower lobes to identify the plant. Initially, I had difficulty determining the plant because it did not appear to be a vine. However, upon further examination, I discovered it had only just begun to creep up the side of the tree nearby.
Plant number 3 (yellow flowers):
Found growing with various grasses in the prairie swell outside of Aronoff Lab on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, Columbus, OH. Plant growing in soil.