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Berkeley's Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, a whitish rosette mushroom
Berkeley's polypore grows in rosettes or clusters of fleshy, cream-colored caps, with whitish pores that descend the stalk. Look for them on the ground near the bases of trees. This picture shows an older specimen. More

Berkeley's Polypore

Photo of a Berkeley's polypore, a yellow rosette-shapped cluster of mushrooms
The Berkeley's polypore grows in one or more large clusters, on the ground near the bases of deciduous trees, especially oaks. More

Bird's-Foot Violet (Lavender Form)

Photo of bird's-foot violet, lavender form
Bird’s-foot violet, named for its deeply lobed leaves, has two color phases: either all 5 petals are pale lilac or lavender, as pictured here, or the upper 2 petals are deep, velvety purple with the 3 lower petals pale lilac to lavender. The center of the united stamens is always deep orange. This wildflower blooms April-June. More

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Photo of bird’s-foot trefoil plant with flowers
Bird’s-foot trefoil forms low patches of bright yellow flowers along roadsides, having been planted to stabilize soil after road construction. Up close, it clearly has pea flowers. The leaves are trifoliate, with two leafy stipules at the base of each. More

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Photo of bird’s-foot trefoil plant with flowers
Bird’s-foot trefoil produces its bright golden yellow flowers from May to September. A native of Europe, it has a worldwide distribution. It is used as a low-growing groundcover, soil stabilizer, and forage and cover crop. More

Bird’s-Foot Trefoil

Photo of bird's-foot trefoil, closeup of flower cluster.
The flowers of bird's-foot trefoil grow in umbels, at the tips of the stalks, and have the typical configuration of pea flowers. This plant blooms May–September. More

Bird’s-Foot Violet (Purple and Lavender Form)

Photo of bird's-foot violet (bicolored form)
One of the color variations of bird’s-foot violet has 2 deep purple petals on top, and 3 lavender petals below. Also called “pansy violet” and “hens and roosters,” this spring wildflower can make a glade or bluff top heavenly with its pretty lavender and purple “faces.” When you see your first big colony of bird’s-foot violets, you will probably never forget it. More

Bitter Bolete (Pores)

Photo of broken bitter bolete mushroom cap, being held to show pores
A broken bitter bolete cap, showing the long pinkish pore tubes. More