Monthly Archives: March 2012

Littleleaf Buttercup – Ranunculus abortivus – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Littleleaf Buttercup, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/27/2012.) Scientific name is Ranunculus abortivus.  Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on March 2, 2012.   It  is also known by the common name Littleleaf Crowfoot.  Go to the Littleleaf Buttercup detail page for more photos and information.

Littleleaf Buttercup, Littleleaf Crowfoot - Ranunculus abortivus

Littleleaf Buttercup, Littleleaf Crowfoot - Ranunculus abortivus

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#Waterfalls and #Wildflowers Walks – Burgess Falls State Park

Burgess Falls State Park is a gem that my wife and I discovered on our way to a family reunion at a house on Center Hill Lake near Cookeville Tennessee. We visited the park on Saturday, March 24, and Monday, March 26.

Large-Flowered Trillium at Burgess Falls State Park

Large-Flowered Trillium at Burgess Falls State Park

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American Plum – Prunus americana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

American Plum, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/20/2012.) Scientific name is Prunus americana.  Photo below was taken along Rocky Lane on Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA, on April 2, 2011.   It  is also known by the common name Wild Plum.  Go to the American Plum detail page for more photos and information.

American Plum, Wild Plum - Prunus americana

American Plum, Wild Plum - Prunus americana

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Wood Vetch – Vicia caroliniana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Wood Vetch, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/20/2012.) Scientific name is Vicia caroliniana.  Photo below was taken along Rocky Lane on Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA, on March 18, 2012.   It  is also known by the common names Carolina Vetch and Pale Vetch.  Go to the Wood Vetch detail page for more photos and information.

Wood Vetch, Carolina Vetch, Pale Vetch - Vicia caroliniana

Wood Vetch, Carolina Vetch, Pale Vetch - Vicia caroliniana

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Wildflowers at The Pocket 03/11/2012

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia – Phacelia bipinnatifida

I wasn’t planning on going down to The Pocket this weekend, but my wife had other plans for Sunday, so she suggested that I do something to take advantage of the beautiful day, so I headed down there shortly after getting home from church.  In addition to walking the boardwalk and the trail up to the falls, I did a little back country walking above the bluff north of the horse trail.  Wildflowers are abundant; here is my report, and a couple of photos taken off the beaten path in The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain.

The Phacelia are blooming.  There is a Phacelia in the field to the right as you walk down to the boardwalk; they are blooming along the boardwalk and all the way up to the falls.  The photo above was taken up on the top of the north bluff.

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Cultivated Columbine #Nativeplants from last year’s @NatureCenter Plant Sale

On our trip down to The Pocket last weekend, the Columbine plants I saw were only a few inches high with some of their early leaves – no flower buds yet forming.  The plant we got at last year’s Native Plant Sale at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center ( @NatureCenter on Twitter), however, is starting to bloom.  This picture is from today.

Cultivated Eastern Red Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis

Cultivated Eastern Red Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis

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