Mountain Bush Honeysuckle – Native Plant of the Day 11/02/2017
Photo from 7/2/2011. Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA.
More photos / info at the Diervilla rivularis detail page.
I made a July trip over to Cloudland Canyon State Park to see the waterfalls with an expectation that I’d also see many wildflowers along the way, and I wasn’t disappointed. While recently posting a report on a visit to nearby Lula Falls, I discovered that I’d never written the planned report on the Cloudland Canyon trip. I quickly realized that I didn’t remember many of the details of the walk – and I was relieved to discover that the July trip was in 2011, not just this past July, so the memory fade was more reasonable. But to refresh that failing memory, I made another trip up there on Dec 5. Here are a dozen photos from those two “waterfalls and wildflowers walks.”
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Mountain Bush Honeysuckle, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/11/2011.) Scientific name is Diervilla rivularis. It is also known by the common names Hairy Bush honeysuckle, and Riverbank Bush Honeysuckle. Photo below was taken at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Dade County, GA on July 2, 2011. Go to the Mountain Bush Honeysuckle detail page for more photos and information.