Mountain Wood Sorrel – Native Plant of the Day 05/31/2016
Photo from 06/18/2005. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN. More photos / info at the Oxalis montana detail page.
Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel – Oxalis montana
Flame Azalea – Native Plant of the Day 05/29/2017
Photo from 05/30/2004. Location: Big Frog Mountain, Polk County, TN.
More info / photos at the Rhododendron calendulaceum detail page.
Flame Azalea – Rhododendron calendulaceum
Fire Pink – Native Plant of the Day 05/28/2017
Photo from 05/29/2009. Location: Lake Nottely, Union County, GA.
More photos / info at the Silene virginica detail page.
Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly – Silene virginica
Narrowleaf Skullcap – Native Plant of the Day 05/27/2017
Photo from 5/24/2012. Location: Kleinschmidt Grade, Hell’s Canyon, Adams County, ID .
More photos / info at the Scutellaria angustifolia detail page.
Narrowleaf Skullcap, Small-flowered Skullcap – Scutellaria angustifolia
Bowman’s Root – Native Plant of the Day 05/26/2017
Photo from 05/25/2008. Location: Grundy County, TN.
More info / photos at the Porteranthus trifoliatus detail page.
Bowman’s Root, False Ipecac – Porteranthus trifoliatus
The Lake Winfield Scott Recreation Area is a recreational day-use area and campground near Suches, Georgia at the site where a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was located in the 1930’s, and some of the facilities (the beach bathhouse; maybe other parts) were built for that camp. I had heard that there were Yellow Ladyslippers blooming in the vicinity, so I spent two nights there 05/18/2016 and 05/19/2016. While there is only a single site available with electricity, this is definitely a campground worthy of your consideration if you can get that site, or especially if you don’t need electricity. While there are some issues with the bathhouses, the campground and campsites are nice, and the location is superb.
Lake Winfield Scott – lake and beach
Whiteflower Leafcup – Native Plant of the Day 05/20/2016
Photo from 06/06/2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga. More photos / info at the Polymnia canadensis detail page.
Whiteflower Leafcup – Polymnia canadensis
Black Cohosh – Native Plant of the Day 05/19/2016
Photo from 05/27/2011. Location: Reflection Riding, Hamilton County, TN. More photos / info at the Cimicifuga racemosa detail page.
Black Cohosh, Black Snakeroot, Fairy Candle – Cimicifuga racemosa
White Bergamot – Native Plant of the Day 05/19/2016
Photo from 06/28/2014. Location: Low Gap Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More photos / info at the Monarda clinopodia detail page.
White Bergamot – Monarda clinopodia
Mountain Bellwort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/18/2016.) Scientific name is Uvularia puberula. Photo below was taken along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Schoolhouse Gap Trail, Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Mountain Bellwort detail page for more information.
Mountain Bellwort – Uvularia puberula