The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 03/26/2017 – 34 Species Blooming

The Pocket is in full swing with most of its signature species in bloom, although with the exception of a single plant, we saw no Bloodroot blooming today. We lost a species or two, but what has started blooming since my last trip (3/17) more than made up for it, starting with the Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes.)  Probably the big surprise for me was that we still had many Dutchman’s Breeches still blooming – since early March! I don’t remember a previous 3-week+ bloom season for this plant at The Pocket.

Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes

Bent White Trillium –Trillium flexipes

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#NPOD: Purple Phacelia #Nativeplants

Purple Phacelia – Native Plant of the Day 03/22/2017
Photo from 03/26/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Phacelia bipinnatifida detail page.

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia – Phacelia bipinnatifida

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Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wild Ginger, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/20/2017.) Scientific name is Asarum canadense. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Wild Ginger detail page for more information and photos.

Common Wild Ginger, Canadian Wild Ginger - Asarum canadense

Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense

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