Posted on May 15th, 2013 2 comments
Native Plant of the Day 05/15/2013
Photo from April 30, 2010. Location: Rabun County, Ga.
Sessileleaf Bellwort - for more photos / info go to the Uvularia sessilifolia detail page.
Posted on May 14th, 2013 No comments
Native Plant of the Day 05/14/2013
Photo from April 2, 2008. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
Large-Flowered Bellwort - for more photos / info go to the Uvularia grandiflora detail page.
Posted on May 13th, 2013 No comments
Native Plant of the Day 05/13/2013
Photo from April 13, 2010. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
Perfoliate Bellwort - for more photos / info go to the Uvularia perfoliata detail page.
Posted on March 16th, 2013 1 comment
Last week we reported that the Dutchman’s Breeches were very close to blooming. My wife and I didn’t want to miss that relatively brief bloom period, so we headed back down there today to check on them. I’ll let the picture below tell the story.
Read on for the rest of the list, and a few more photos. Click on the photos for larger images, and then “back” to return to this page.
Posted on February 11th, 2011 1 comment
Native Plant of the Day 02/11/2011.
Photo from April 2, 2008. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
Large-flowered Bellwort - for more photos / info go to the Uvularia grandiflora detail page.
Posted on May 16th, 2010 No comments
Sessileleaf Bellwort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database. Scientific name is Uvularia sessilifolia. This plant also goes by the common names Wild Oats and Sessile Bellwort.
Posted on May 6th, 2010 No comments
Perfoliate Bellwort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database. Scientific name is Uvularia perfoliata. This plant also goes by the common name Merry Bells.
Posted on April 7th, 2010 No comments
We made a quick trip down to The Pocket on Tuesday evening. We made a short 100-yard walk up the horse trail and took a spin around the boardwalk, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along the trail to the falls, but here’s what I’ve got.
Posted on April 1st, 2010 No comments
In summary: This will be a good weekend at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, especially since tomorrow is forecast to be sunny and warm, as was today.
Posted on April 18th, 2009 No comments
Cindy and I headed down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain around 4:30 Friday afternoon. I knew the light would be failing on the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail soon after we arrived, but I was committed for Saturday, and wanted to make sure I was able to make a weekly report on the wildflower status during the spring season. If you’re into watching the seed-formation process, this is a good time for you. There is still an abundance of wildflowers in The Pocket, making a trip absolutely worthwhile, but of the “signature flowers,” Virginia bluebell and wood poppy are past blooming or almost so, and the bent trillium is abundant but in decline. The dominant species in the boardwalk area is probably the wild hyacinth, with the wild geranium still providing a pink splash around much of the trail.
Posted on April 13th, 2009 No comments
To avoid crowds like those that were on the Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain last week, I headed down there early Saturday morning, arriving at the parking area shortly after 8 AM. The sky was overcast, but the wind was low – a good situation for wildflower photography. My first stop was the dogwood tree beside the parking area.The Pocket Bellwort, Blue Cohosh, Chickweed, Columbine, Dogwood, Foamflower, Iris, Jack in the Pulpit, Mandarin, Phlox, Purple Phacelia, Rue Anemone, Spurge, Squawroot, Stonecrop, Toothwort, Trailing Trillium, Violets, Virginia Bluebell, White Trillium, Wild Geranium, Wild Hyacinth, Wood Betony, Wood Poppy
Posted on April 4th, 2009 No comments
Due to rain and obligations, it had been 9 days since I’d been down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain. Today was the Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church’s Keen-agers’ annual (I think) wildflower hike at The Pocket, so at 10 AM I joined the other folks in my age group at the church, and soon we headed on down to Pigeon Mountain. I returned from the hike with 381 photographs; two of them with people in them. After an initial run through the photographs, I’ve deleted about 150 of them; both photos of people remain.
Posted on March 27th, 2009 2 comments
Five days ago I said “a couple more weeks” for the columbine. Down by the creek they are just getting close; one plant is real close to opening up its bloom. But up above the falls on a rock that gets sun most of the day, there was a single columbine blossom adorning that rock. There were a few other surprises along the way. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 16th, 2009 No comments
I’m no wildflower expert, but all the information on the Internet, plus several identification guides, allow me to make educated guesses as to the specific species of many wildflowers I photograph. Sometimes I’m more sure than at other times, but it’s not particularly unusual for me to change my mind. I’ve done that now on the flower that I had previously identified as Perfoliate Bellwort. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 15th, 2009 No comments
Six days since I had been up to The Pocket. The rain broke during church, so after the church lunch I headed down to check out the wildflowers. The Spring Beauty is currently the dominant flower in terms of number in bloom; they are everywhere. Read the rest of this entry »