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Yellow Buckeye – Aesculus flava – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Yellow Buckeye, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/11/2016.) Scientific name is Aesculus flava.  Photo below was taken in Rhea County, TN on April 8, 2016. Go to the Yellow Buckeye detail page for more information.

Yellow Buckeye, Sweet Buckeye, Yellow Horsechestnut, Common Buckeye - Aesculus flava

Yellow Buckeye – Aesculus flava

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Piney River Trail #Wildflowers List 04/08/2016

I’d seen (on Facebook) and heard (passerby on Chestnut Top Trail in the Smokies a week or so ago) about Piney River Trail near Spring City. Due to some cancelled plans, Friday, 04/08/2016 became available, so even though the weather was sketchy, I decided to drive the 65 miles to the trail to check it out for myself. It exceeded expectations both for wildflowers, and for simply being a fun, beautiful trail.

Large-flowered Trillium, Foamflower, Star Chickweed, Hepatica leaves

Large-flowered Trillium, Foamflower, Star Chickweed, Hepatica leaves

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#Waterfalls and #Wildflowers – North Chickamauga Creek Pocket Wilderness (Hogskin Loop)

Saturday, March 14, 2014 was a beautiful day with perfect morning temperatures for hiking, and fortunately my grandson Philip had asked me to take him for a hike, so around 9 AM we headed out from Camp Vesper Point for a visit to the nearby North Chickamauga Creek Gorge State Natural Area.  This was my grandson’s first visit to the North Chick, and I hadn’t been there in many years, so while I was hoping for wildflowers, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Sweet Betsy - Trillium cuneatum

Sweet Betsy – Trillium cuneatum – were plentiful, but just beginning to bloom.

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