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
I had not planned on getting back down to The Pocket so soon after Sunday’s trip, but I got an email from Clayton Webster of the Over The Hill Hiking Group on Tuesday inviting me to join them on their visit to The Pocket today. I was really glad I joined them, not only because they are such a fine, fun group of folks, but without them I would have missed a Bloodroot still blooming! With that Bloodroot and all the other early spring flowers except Harbinger-of-Spring making a presence (yes, Dutchman’s Breeches STILL blooming) and so many other species at peak bloom, today might have been the perfect day for a visit to The Pocket. Thanks, Clayton!
Crested Dwarf Iris – One of the new species blooming since Sunday
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
Tiny Bluet – Native Plant of the Day 03/29/2017
Photo from 03/29/2010. Location: Robertson County, TN.
More photos / info at the Houstonia pusilla detail page.
Tiny Bluet, Small Bluet, Least Bluet – Houstonia pusilla
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
The Pocket is in full swing with most of its signature species in bloom, although with the exception of a single plant, we saw no Bloodroot blooming today. We lost a species or two, but what has started blooming since my last trip (3/17) more than made up for it, starting with the Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes.) Probably the big surprise for me was that we still had many Dutchman’s Breeches still blooming – since early March! I don’t remember a previous 3-week+ bloom season for this plant at The Pocket.
Bent White Trillium –Trillium flexipes
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
Foxglove Beardtongue – Native Plant of the Day 03/25/2017
Photo from 03/21/2015. Location: Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Penstemon digitalis detail page.
Foxglove Beardtongue – Penstemon digitalis
Goldenseal – Native Plant of the Day 03/24/2017
Photo from 03/25/2010. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Hydrastis canadensis detail page.
Goldenseal – Hydrastis canadensis