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
White Baneberry – Native Plant of the Day 03/23/2017
Photo from 04/04/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Actaea pachypoda detail page.
White Baneberry, Doll’s Eyes – Actaea pachypoda
Purple Phacelia – Native Plant of the Day 03/22/2017
Photo from 03/26/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Phacelia bipinnatifida detail page.
Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia – Phacelia bipinnatifida
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
Fringed Phacelia – Native Plant of the Day 03/21/2017
Photo from 05/05/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, NC.
More photos / info at the Phacelia fimbriata detail page.
Fringed Phacelia – Phacelia fimbriata
Wild Ginger, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (03/20/2017.) Scientific name is Asarum canadense. Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Wild Ginger detail page for more information and photos.
Wild Ginger – Asarum canadense
Trout Lily – Native Plant of the Day 03/20/2017Photo from 03/25/2009.
Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Erythronium americanum detail page.
Trout Lily; Dogtooth Violet – Erythronium americanum
Wild Blue Phlox – Native Plant of the Day 03/19/2016
Photo from March 18, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Phlox divaricata detail page.
Wild Blue Phlox – Phlox divaricata
Oconee Bells – Native Plant of the Day 03/18/2017
Photo from 3/21/2014. Location: Devil’s Fork State Park, Oconee County, SC.
More photos / info at the Shortia galacifolia detail page.
Oconee Bells – Shortia galacifolia
I always get surprises when I go to The Pocket. Today was no exception, except that since things started blooming so much earlier than usual this year (Hepatica in January!), I was expecting the “early season” to continue – expecting some of the earlier species to be gone, and frankly I was expecting to see the Bent White Trillium blooming. However, with the exception of Lindera benzoin (Spicebush), ALL of the early species were still blooming. So with all those earlier ones, and a few more added this trip, I found 30 species in flower this trip. And those Bent White Trillium, while close, are not yet blooming. It seems the wildflowers at The Pocket are now closer to “normal schedule” than “really early.”
Not quite yet – Bent White Trillium – Trillium flexipes