Monthly Archives: April 2014

Southern Red Trillium – Trillium sulcatum – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Southern Red Trillium, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/27/2014.)  Scientific name is Trillium sulcatum.  It is also known as Barksdale Trillium and Furrowed Wakerobin.  Photo below was taken at the Cloudland Canyon State Park in Dade County, GA, on Apr 16, 2014. Go to the Southern Red Trillium detail page for more photos and information.

Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale Trillium, Furrowed Wakerobin - Trillium sulcatum

Southern Red Trillium – Trillium sulcatum

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Potato Dandelion – Krigia dandelion – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Potato Dandelion, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/24/2014.)  Scientific name is Krigia dandelion.  It is also known as Potato Dwarfdandelion and Colonial Dwarf-dandelion.  Photo below was taken at the Walker County, GA, on Mar 22, 2014. Go to the Potato Dandelion detail page for more photos and information.

Potato Dandelion, Potato Dwarfdandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion - Krigia dandelion

Potato Dandelion – Krigia dandelion

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#NPOD Hairyjoint Meadow Parsnip #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 04/21/2014

Photo from 4/25/2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA .

Hairyjoint Meadow Parsnip – for more photos / info go to the  Thaspium barbinode detail page.

Hairyjoint Meadow Parsnip - Thaspium barbinode by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Hairyjoint Meadow Parsnip – Thaspium barbinode

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Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Elliott’s Blueberry, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/19/2014.)  Scientific name is Vaccinium elliottii.  It is also known as Mayberry and High Bush Blueberry (several other species are also known by the common name High Bush Blueberry.)  Photo below was taken at the Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA, on Feb 20, 2014. Go to the Elliott’s Blueberry detail page for more photos and information.

Elliott’s Blueberry, Mayberry, High Bush Blueberry - Vaccinium elliottii

Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii

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#Wildflowers on the #Waterfalls Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park 04/16/2014

Wednesday, 04/16/2014, woke up bright and beautiful, if a bit chilly with overnight lows in the lower 30’s. I had a reminder on my calendar to check for Trillium sulcatum, a species I had not seen previously, at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Calendar and weather were in sync, so around 10 AM I headed out for my first visit to this wonderful, nearby state park in 2014. I spotted some Vernal Iris (Iris verna) along the park’s entrance road, a portent of what I hoped would be a beautiful walk. I was not disappointed.

Vernal Iris - Iris verna

Vernal Iris – Iris verna

 

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 4/16/2014

It’s been nearly two weeks since I have been to The Pocket, and things are changing.  Several others of the “signature species” are waning – Virginia Bluebell, and Wood (Celandine) Poppy are almost gone, but all three of the Pocket’s three Trillium species are still blooming right now. Now is the time to head to The Pocket if you want to see the Trillium flexipes display – they’re at peak, but beginning to show some signs of age.

Bent White Trillium - Trillium Flexipes

Bent White Trillium – Trillium Flexipes

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Sweet Pinesap – Monotropsis odorata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Sweet Pinesap, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (4/5/2014.)  Scientific name is Monotropsis odorata.  It is also known as Pygmy Pipes, Carolina beechdrops, and Appalachian Pygmy Pipes.  Photo below was taken at the Devil’s Fork State Park, Oconee County, SC, on Mar 21, 2014. Go to the Sweet Pinesap detail page for more photos and information.

Sweet Pinesap, Pygmy Pipes, Carolina beechdrops, Appalachian Pygmy Pipes - Monotropsis odorata

Sweet Pinesap – Monotropsis odorata

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