Wood Anemone, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/24/2013.) Scientific name is Anemone quinquefolia. It is also known by the common names Nightcaps, amd Twoleaf Anemone. Photo below was taken near the Cosby Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Cocke County, TN on Apr 7, 2013. Go to the Wood Anemone detail page for more photos and information.
Yellow Sweetclover, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/23/2013.) Scientific name is Melilotus officinalis. It is also known by the common names Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, and White Sweetclover. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA, on May 6, 2012. Go to the Yellow Sweetclover detail page for more information.
It’s been a very busy two weeks, but we made it down to The Pocket today; unfortunately only the boardwalk. The spectacular show is definitely winding down, but there is still plenty to see. Among the flowers now at peak are the Wild Hyacinth – Camassia scilloides.
Virginia Plantain, a species native to much the United States, but naturalized in other parts and naturalized in parts of Canada, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/17/2013.) Scientific name is Plantago virginica. It is also known by the common names Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, and Paleseed Indianwheat. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on Apr 29, 2012. Go to the Virginia Plantain detail page for more photos and information.
As my wife and I were returning from North Carolina on Monday, we passed a huge display of Trillium grandiflorum along the roadway. (Several Trillium simile also included – we’ll see those later.) Amongst the display I found this double form of the plant. I don’t recall seeing one before. 6 petals, 6 leaves (bracts), 6 sepals (presumably, I see 5 in the photo, but didn’t count because I was precariously positioned on the roadbank taking the photo.)
Sorry, but I don’t have time for a full update. Quickly, however – the Bent White Trillium have started their bloom, Phacelia and Phlox are full-blown. There are a few Trillium cuneatum that have opened up along the horse trail. Dutchman’s Breeches and Bloodroot are gone, and Hepatica are almost completely gone (supplanted by Rue Anemone.)