Hairy Phlox – Native Plant of the Day 02/27/2016
Photo from Apr 26, 2008. Location: Grundy County, TN. More info / photos at the
Phlox amoena detail page.
Hairy Phlox – Phlox amoena
Nakedflower Ticktrefoil – Native Plant of the Day 02/09/2017
Photo from 6/27/2010. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Desmodium nudiflorum detail page.
Nakedflower Ticktrefoil – Desmodium nudiflorum
Round-lobed Hepatica, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/17/2016.) Scientific name is Anemone americana. Photo below was taken at the Elsie Holmes Nature Park, Catoosa County, GA on March 15, 2015. Go to the Round-lobed Hepatica detail page for more information.
Round-lobed Hepatica- Anemone americana
As reported a couple of weeks ago, we’ve had a VERY warm winter, with Hepatica and Harbinger of Spring blooming when I visited The Pocket on January 30 – the earliest I’ve ever seen native wildflowers blooming at The Pocket. We finally had some “real winter” in the weeks since then, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited The Pocket today. That cold snap slowed things down, but there is some progress. If your “thing” is to see Harbinger of Spring at peak, or to see the waterfalls with a really good flow, this is a good time to visit The Pocket.
Harbinger-of-Spring – Erigenia bulbosa
Foxglove Beardtongue, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/13/2016.) Scientific name is Penstemon digitalis. Photo below was taken in the Walker County, GA on May 21, 2015. Go to the Foxglove Beardtongue detail page for more information.
Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis
Dune Sunflower – Native Plant of the Day 02/11/2016
Photo from 12/20/2011. Location: Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, FL. More photos / info at the Helianthus debilis detail page.
Dune Sunflower, Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower – Helianthus debilis
Sea Purslane – Native Plant of the Day 02/10/2016
Photo from 12/19/2011. Location: Ft. De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, FL. More photos / info at the Sesuvium portulacastrum detail page.
Sea Purslane, Sea Pickle, Shoreline Seapurslane – Sesuvium portulacastrum
Wild Poinsettia – Native Plant of the Day 02/09/2016
Photo from 12/22/2011. Location: Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key, Manatee County, FL. More photos / info at the Euphorbia cyathophora detail page.
Wild Poinsettia, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia – Euphorbia cyathophora