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#NPOD: Large-Flowered Bellwort #Nativeplants

Large-Flowered Bellwort – Native Plant of the Day 04/03/2017
Photo from 04/02/008. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the  Uvularia grandiflora detail page.

Large-flowered Bellwort - Uvularia grandiflora

Large-flowered Bellwort – Uvularia grandiflora

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Quick Update 03/06/2017

Questions in my head about identification of the yellow Violet drove me back down to The Pocket today. I’ve decided I’m going with Viola pubescens var. scabriuscula – Smooth Yellow Violet (syn. Viola eriocarpa and Viola pensylvanica among others. ) But there were a couple of noteworthy additional species to last Friday’s list. Firstly, the first of the Wood Poppies (Celandine Poppy) have started to bloom.

Wood Poppy, Celandine Poppy - Stylophorum diphyllum

Wood Poppy – Stylophorum diphyllum

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Mountain Bellwort – Uvularia puberula – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Mountain Bellwort, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/18/2016.) Scientific name is Uvularia puberula.  Photo below was taken along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Schoolhouse Gap Trail, Blount County, TN on April 20, 2016. Go to the Mountain Bellwort detail page for more information.

Mountain Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Coastal Bellwort - Uvularia puberula

Mountain Bellwort – Uvularia puberula

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Grassy Mountain #Wildflower Trip May 2014 – Hunting for Cypripedium parviflorum

Grassy Mountain is a 3600’+ peak in Murray County, Georgia, just outside the southwest corner of the Cohutta Wilderness.  It’s probably best known as the home of Conasauga Lake, which at 3150′ is the highest lake in Georgia. It is formed by a small dam on the headwaters of Mill Creek. I’d spent a lot of time in and around the Cohutta Wilderness in the 90’s, but hadn’t been back much since then, so when I got an email last week from Mike Christison of the Georgia Botanical Society where he mentioned he’d seen Yellow Ladyslippers blooming on Grassy Mountain in the past, and that they were recently blooming at a much lower elevation, I figured this would be a great time for a return trip to the area. In spite of the cool temperatures, wind, and occasional rain, it WAS a great time; my wife and I identified (at least to a genus level) 37 40 different wildflower species in bloom, including this Wideleaf Spiderwort (Tradescantia subaspera.)

Wideleaf Spiderwort - Tradescantia subaspera

Wideleaf Spiderwort – Tradescantia subaspera along Mill Creek Road

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#NPOD: Perfoliate Bellwort #Nativeplants

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.

Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells - Uvularia perfoliata

Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells – Uvularia perfoliata

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Update on #Wildflowers at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, 03/16/2013

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.

Dutchman's Breeches - Dicentra cucullaria

Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria – about 10 plants are blooming.

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