Posted on March 28th, 2013 No comments
Native Plant of the Day 03/28/2013
Photo from April 4, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
Crested Dwarf Iris - for more photos / info go to the Iris cristata detail page.
Posted on January 4th, 2013 3 comments
Native Plant of the Day 01/04/2013
Photo from April 30, 2010. Location: Rabun County, GA.
Vernal Iris - for more photos / info go to the Iris verna detail page.
Posted on November 28th, 2012 No comments
Yellow Flag, an introduced and possibly invasive species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (11/27/2012.) Scientific name is Iris pseudacorus. It is also known by the common names Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Iris, and Water Flag. Photo below was taken along an irrigation canal in Boise, Ada County, ID, on June 8, 2010. Go to the Yellow Flag detail page for more photos and information.
Posted on April 7th, 2012 No comments
We have a colony of Iris in a drainage ditch in our yard. We’ve been here over 30 years; the iris were there when we arrived. I finally cleared the privet out of the ditch and surrounding area a few years back, and the irises have flourished, providing us with a lot of enjoyment each spring. They started blooming a few days ago; this photo is from this morning just as the light reached them.
Posted on May 29th, 2010 No comments
Dwarf Violet Iris, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database. Scientific name is Iris verna. This plant also goes by the common names Vernal Iris, Spring Iris, and Dwarf Iris.
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.