Monthly Archives: February 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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Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

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, Tall White Beardtongue, Mississippi Penstemon, Smooth White Beardtongue, Talus slope Beardtongue - Penstemon digitalis

Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis

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#NPOD: Sea Purslane #Nativeplants

Sea Purslane – Native Plant of the Day 12/22/2016
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

Sea Purslane, Sea Pickle, Shoreline Seapurslane – Sesuvium portulacastrum

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#NPOD: Wild Poinsettia #Nativeplants

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 cyathophorar

Wild Poinsettia, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia – Euphorbia cyathophora

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