Native Plant of the Day 10/27/2011.
Photo from 10/24/2009. Location: Walker County, GA
Carolina Elephant’s Foot – for more photos and information go to the Elephantopus carolinianus detail page. There are white to lavender flowers in the summer and early fall, but this is what they look like in late October.
Carolina Elephant’s foot, Elephant’s Foot - Elephantopus carolinianus
Jerusalem Artichoke, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/13/2011.) Scientific name is Helianthus tuberosus. It is also known by the common names Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, and Girasole . Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on September 24, 2011. Go to the Jerusalem Artichoke detail page for more photos and information.
Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole - Helianthus tuberosus
Cream Ticktrefoil, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/08/2011.) Scientific name is Desmodium ochroleucum. It is also known by the common names Cream-flowered Tick Trefoil, Tick Clover, and Creamflowered Tick-Trefoil. Photo below was taken in Walker County, Ga on October 1, 2011. Go to the Cream Ticktrefoil detail page for more photos and information.
Cream-flowered Tick Trefoil, Cream Ticktrefoil, Tick Clover - Desmodium ochroleucum
I was somewhat surprised to find Cardinal Flower – Lobelia cardinalis – still blooming today in Walker County, GA. (Actually my wife spotted it, so I guess *I* didn’t find it!)
Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia - Lobelia cardinalis