Several years ago the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene generously opened a walking track next to a creek on their property in Flintstone, Georgia and made it available to the public. My wife and I take advantage of that track from time to time, and have been surprised and pleased by how many wildflowers grow in the area. Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we walked the track, and I went back later to photograph the wildflowers. Here are a dozen native species blooming now along the track.
Among the first wildflowers you notice along the creek is Green-headed Coneflower.
Along the bridge and at several other places the Cardinal Flower adds a splash of scarlet.
Scattered along the creekside part of the path are a number of plants of the lovely Purple-headed Sneezeweed.
Pushed up and into the creek are quite a few Arrowleaf plants.
Also scattered on the creek banks are many Virginia Dayflower plants.
A patch of Wingleaf Primrose-willow also made it’s appearance on the edge of the creek.
Several tall patches of Hollow Joe Pye Week were beginning to bloom on the opposite bank of the creek.
Seeming to be at the peak of their bloom, and abundantly, are the Spotted Jewelweed.
Pokeweed likes to poke itself in everywhere…
False Nutsedge is common in our wet areas here in North Georgia
Several Heal-all plants were hidden in the grass along the walking track.
Fogfruit is frequently unnoticed due to its diminutive size, but quite lovely when you take a closer look.