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

For the rest of the story…

First, the list of what is STILL blooming from 4/3 –

What has started blooming since the report of 4/3/2014:

  • Wild Blue Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides) – A few are blooming, most plants are still a few days away.
  • Bladdernut (Staphylea trifolia) – There is a bush just below the falls that has started blooming.
    American Bladdernut - Staphylea trifolia

    American Bladdernut – Staphylea trifolia

  • Green Violet (Hybanthus concolor) – These are blooming along the Pocket Loop Trail on the way up to the top of the falls.


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