Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wood Anemone – Anemone quinquefolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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.

Wood Anemone, Nightcaps, Twoleaf Anemone - Anemone quinquefolia

Wood Anemone, Nightcaps, Twoleaf Anemone – Anemone quinquefolia

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Yellow Sweetclover – Melilotus officinalis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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.

Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover - Melilotus officinalis

Yellow Sweetclover, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real – Melilotus officinalis

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#Wildflowers at The Pocket – Update 04/21/2013

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.

Wild Hyacinth; Atlantic Camas - Camassia scilloides

Wild Hyacinth; Atlantic Camas – Camassia scilloides

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Virginia Plantain – Plantago virginica – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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.

Virginia Plantain, Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Paleseed Indianwheat - Plantago virginica

Virginia Plantain, Dwarf Plantain, Southern Plantain, Hoary Plantain, Paleseed Indianwheat – Plantago virginica

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Double Trillium grandiflorum – Nantahala Gorge

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.)

Double Trillium grandiflorum

Double Trillium grandiflorum

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#Wildflowers at The Pocket – Short Update 04/06/2013

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.)

Bent White Trillium - Trillium flexipes

Bent White Trillium – Trillium flexipes

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