False Garlic – Native Plant of the Day 03/31/2017
Photo from 03/30/2009. Location: Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Nothoscordum bivalve detail page.
False Garlic, Crowpoison – Nothoscordum bivalve
Twinleaf – Native Plant of the Day 03/30/2017
Photo from 03/27/2010. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Jeffersonia diphylla detail page.
Twinleaf – Jeffersonia diphylla
Tennessee Gladecress, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/28/2016.) Scientific name is Leavenworthia exigua. Photo below was taken in the Chickamauga Battlefield National Park, Catoosa County, GA on May 25, 2016. Go to the Tennessee Gladecress detail page for more information.
Tennessee Gladecress – Leavenworthia exigua
American Umbrella Leaf – Native Plant of the Day 03/29/2016
Photo from 05/04/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Little River Trail. More photos / info at the Diphylleia cymosa detail page.
American Umbrella Leaf – Diphylleia cymosa
Crested Dwarf Iris – Native Plant of the Day 03/28/2017
Photo from 04/04/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Iris cristata detail page.
Crested Dwarf Iris – Iris cristata
Forkleaf Toothwort – Native Plant of the Day 03/27/2017
Photo from 03/22/2009. Location: Hamilton County, TN.
More photos / info at the Cardamine dissecta detail page.
Forkleaf Toothwort, Thread Leafed Toothwort – Cardamine dissecta
Virginia Bluebell – Native Plant of the Day 03/26/2017
Photo from 04/02/2008. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Mertensia virginica detail page.
Virginia Bluebells – Mertensia virginica
It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I made it down to The Pocket – my apologies for the paucity of status updates this year. Even more species (38) are blooming now than two weeks ago (28), even though we’ve lost, or nearly lost, a few. I only saw a single Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) bloom, Harbinger-of-Spring is gone, Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) has completed its bloom, there are only a few Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) still blooming, Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) are essentially gone, and I couldn’t find the single Pennywort (Obolaria virginica) I saw two weeks ago.
The only remaining Dutchman’s Breeches flowers I could find.
Shrub Yellowroot – Native Plant of the Day 03/25/2016
Photo from 03/22/2009. Location: Hamilton County, TN. More photos / info at the
Xanthorhiza simplicissima detail page.
Shrub Yellowroot – Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Largeflower Mexican Clover, an introduced species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/21/2016.) Scientific name is Richardia grandiflora. Photo below was taken in Venice, Florida on Jan 20, 2015. Go to the Largeflower Mexican Clover detail page for more information.
Largeflower Mexican Clover – Richardia grandiflora