Author Archives: Gerry

About Gerry

Owner, operator, author, and photographer for USWildflowers.com

#NPOD: Dimpled Trout Lily #Nativeplants

Dimpled Trout Lily – Native Plant of the Day 02/22/2018
Photo from 02/19/2014.  Location:  Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve, Grady County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Erythronium umbilicatum detail page.

Dimpled Trout Lily, Dimpled Dogtooth Violet, Southern Appalachian Trout Lily - Erythronium umbilicatum

Dimpled Trout Lily – Erythronium umbilicatum

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#NPOD: Elliott’s Blueberry #Nativeplants

Elliott’s Blueberry – Native Plant of the Day 02/21/2018
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, 02/21/2017

The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Start of the 2018 Season (5 species)

While we had a very cold January, February warmed up, and with the next week also expected to be quite warm – temperatures in the 60s, 70s, with even a possibility of reaching 80 degrees – I would expect a lot of action by next weekend. It was reported to me that  a few Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) and Harbinger of Spring (Erigenia bulbosa) were blooming a week ago; those are abundant now, and I found a few other species blooming along the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail as well.

Hepatica – Anemone acutiloba

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Smooth Rockcress – Boechera laevigata – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Smooth Rockcress, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/17/2018.) Scientific name is Boechera laevigata. Photo below was taken in Couchville Cedar Glade, Davidson County, TN on Mar 30, 2016. Go to the Smooth Rockcress detail page for more information and photos.

Smooth Rockcress, Common Smooth Rock Cress - Boechera laevigata

Smooth Rockcress – Boechera laevigata

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