Update on #Wildflowers at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, 03/16/2013

Last week we reported that the Dutchman’s Breeches were very close to blooming.  My wife and I didn’t want to miss that relatively brief bloom period, so we headed back down there today to check on them.  I’ll let the picture below tell the story.

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria – about 10 plants are blooming.

Read on for the rest of the list, and a few more photos.  Click on the photos for larger images, and then “back” to return to this page.


Virginia Bluebells - Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells – Mertensia virginica – Many plants with a few blossoms open; a few plants with many.

Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells - Uvularia perfoliata

Perfoliate Bellwort – Uvularia perfoliata – pretty sure this isn’t U. grandiflora. I didn’t check for granular surface on tepals.


Aside from the Dutchman’s breeches, and the violets mentioned above, here’s what we added this week:

  • A single Phacelia blooming along the horse trail.
  • Several Bishop’s Cap – Mitella diphylla – blooming along the trail to the falls.
  • Sedum ternatum are about to bloom in a number of areas, and my wife spotted a single plant will a fully open blossom along the horse trail.
Woodland Stonecrop - Sedum ternatum

Woodland stonecrop – Sedum ternatum – found a single open blossom – many are getting close.


Virginia Pennywort - Obolaria virginica

Virginia Pennywort – Obolaria virginica


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