#RV Journal: Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area, Nantahala-Oconee National Forest

The Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is a recreational day-use area and campground near Suches, Georgia at the site where a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was located in the 1930’s, and some of the facilities (the beach bathhouse; maybe other parts) were built for that camp. I had heard that there were Yellow Ladyslippers blooming in the vicinity, so I spent two nights there 05/18/2016 and 05/19/2016. While there is only a single site available with electricity, this is definitely a campground worthy of your consideration if you can get that site, or especially if you don’t need electricity. While there are some issues with the bathhouses, the campground and campsites are nice, and the location is superb.

Lake Winfield Scott

Lake Winfield Scott – lake and beach

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#NPOD: Whiteflower Leafcup #Nativeplants

Whiteflower Leafcup – Native Plant of the Day 05/20/2016

Photo from 06/06/2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga. More photos / info at the Polymnia canadensis detail page.

Whiteflower Leafcup - Polymnia canadensis

Whiteflower Leafcup – Polymnia canadensis

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Mountain Bellwort – Uvularia puberula – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Mountain Bellwort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/18/2016.) Scientific name is Uvularia puberula.  Photo below was taken along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Schoolhouse Gap Trail, Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Mountain Bellwort detail page for more information.

Mountain Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Coastal Bellwort - Uvularia puberula

Mountain Bellwort – Uvularia puberula

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