Monthly Archives: February 2016

#NPOD Threepart Violet #Nativeplants

Threepart Violet – Native Plant of the Day 02/28/2015

Photo from 4/1/2012. Location: Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga. More photos / info at the Viola tripartita detail page.

Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet - Viola tripartita

Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet – Viola tripartita

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#NPOD: Southern Twayblade #Nativeplants

Southern Twayblade – Native Plant of the Day 02/23/2017
Photo from 02/20/2014.  Location: Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA.
More photos / info at the Listera australis detail page.

Southern Twayblade - Listera australis

Southern Twayblade – Listera australis

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#NPOD: Dimpled Trout Lily #Nativeplants

Dimpled Trout Lily – Native Plant of the Day 02/22/2017
Photo from 02/19/2014.  Location:  Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Persicaria punctata detail page.

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dimpled Dogtooth Violet, Southern Appalachian Trout Lily - Erythronium umbilicatum

Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum

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#NPOD: Elliott’s Blueberry #Nativeplants

Elliott’s Blueberry – Native Plant of the Day 02/21/2017
Photo from 02/20/2014.  Location: Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA.
More photos / info at the Vaccinium elliottii detail page.

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

Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii

Also NPOD 01/05/2015, 02/22/2016

Round-lobed Hepatica – Anemone americana – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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, Liverleaf - Anemone americana

Round-lobed Hepatica- Anemone americana

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Early Report on The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain 02/16/2016

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, Pepper and Salt - Erigenia bulbosa

Harbinger-of-Spring – Erigenia bulbosa

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