Monthly Archives: February 2015

Carolina Phlox – Phlox carolina – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Carolina Phlox, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/25/2015.)  Scientific name is Phlox carolina.  Photo below was taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County, NC on Aug 29, 2014. Go to the Carolina Phlox detail page for more photos and information.

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain 02/11/2015 – It’s Stirring…

Today (2/11) was sunny and unseasonally warm (62 degrees by late afternoon) for February, but much colder weather is forecast – tomorrow topping out in the 30s. Since we’ve been out of town for several days, I figured I should take this opportunity to check to see if the wildflowers are starting to show up at The Pocket. I was expecting to see Harbinger-of-Spring and that other harbinger of spring, Hepatica blooming, and kind of expected to see some Toothwort blooming. Well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

Harbinger-of-Spring - Erigenia bulbosa

Harbinger-of-Spring – Erigenia bulbosa

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#RV Journal: Vogel State Park, Blairsville, Georgia

Some dear friends of my wife and I invited us to join them in early February at Vogel State Park near Blairsville, Georgia, where they had a cabin rented on February 6 and 7. We love that area, and I wanted another excuse to get out in our new T@b camper trailer, so we headed up there and stayed in the campground Thursday through Sunday nights, Feb 5 thru Feb 8. This allowed us plenty of time to visit the area and well as visit with our friends. Read on for my report on the Vogel State Park campground experience.

Vogel State Park Campground

Vogel State Park Campground

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#NPOD: Western Poison Ivy #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 02/08/2015

Photo from 5/25/2012.  Location:   Kleinschmidt Grade, Adams County, ID

Western Poison Ivy – for more photos / information go to the Toxicodendron rydbergii detail page.

Western Poison Ivy - Toxicodendron rydbergii by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Western Poison Ivy – Toxicodendron rydbergii

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#NPOD: Eastern Poison Ivy #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 02/07/2015

Photo from 4/24/2012.  Location:  Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA

Eastern Poison Ivy – for more photos / information go to the Toxicodendron radicans detail page.

Eastern Poison Ivy - Toxicodendron radicans by USWildflowers

Eastern Poison Ivy – Toxicodendron radicans

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