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The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain Status Update 02/21/2017 – 9 Species Blooming

As expected with this warm weather, we’ve added a few species to what are blooming at The Pocket. As I was hoping, Carolina Spring Beauty are now pretty widespread.  While 9 species are a far cry from the 40 that may be blooming at peak, we’ve got to remember, this is mid-February!

Carolina Spring Beauty, Wide-leaved Spring Beauty - Claytonia caroliniana

Carolina Spring Beauty – Claytonia caroliniana

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#NPOD: Elliott’s Blueberry #Nativeplants

Elliott’s Blueberry – Native Plant of the Day 02/21/2017
Photo from 02/20/2014.  Location: Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, GA.
More photos / info at the Vaccinium elliottii detail page.

Elliott’s Blueberry, Mayberry, High Bush Blueberry - Vaccinium elliottii

Elliott’s Blueberry – Vaccinium elliottii

Also NPOD 01/05/2015, 02/22/2016