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Beebalm (Bradbury Beebalm)

Photo of Bradbury beebalm plant with pale flowers
The flowers of Bradbury beebalm are often white or pale lavender with purple spots. Note the unbranching stems and the sessile (stalkless) leaves. Also called horsemint and wild bergamot, this showy, fragrant plant is a favorite of native plant gardeners. More

Beebalm (Bradbury Beebalm)

Photo of Bradbury beebalm plant with pinkish flowers
Bradbury beebalm is a clump-forming perennial with square, unbranched stems. All parts of the plant have a pleasant aroma. Flowers normally in 1 terminal cluster, subtended by many small leaves that frequently are rose-purple. The flowers themselves vary from white to lavender to pinkish. More

Beefsteak Plant

Photo of beefsteak plant showing upper leaves and flower cluster
Introduced from Asia as an ornamental, beefsteak plant is common in moist or dry wooded bottomlands, open valley pastures, and along trails, railroads, and roadsides. It is edible, and red forms of it are often grown in herb gardens. More

Beefsteak Polypore

Photo of beefsteak polypore, a rust-colored bracket fungus growing on tree base
The beefsteak polypore is a thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket with a pinkish yellow underside. It grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps. More

Beefsteak Polypore (Underside)

Photo of beefsteak polypore, pored bracket fungus, shown upside-down
The cap is semicircular or spoon-shaped. The pores are circular; whitish, becoming reddish brown. The spore-producing tubes are very small and closely packed but do not touch each other. The stalk (if present) is very short and thick, broad, then tapered. More

Bellwort (Large Bellwort)

Photo of bellwort
A common spring wildflower found in forests nearly statewide, bellwort has bell-shaped flowers that droop downward. The yellow petals sometimes look twisted, almost wilted. More

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

Berkeley’s Polypore

Photo of Berkeley's polypore, fresh, young specimen.
This fresh Berkeley’s polypore is young enough to be harvested. When mature, Berkeley’s polypores become too tough to eat. Many mushrooms change appearance dramatically as they mature, making it important to collect them more than once to get an accurate identification. More