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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 03/17/2017 – 30 Species Blooming

I always get surprises when I go to The Pocket. Today was no exception, except that since things started blooming so much earlier than usual this year (Hepatica in January!), I was expecting the “early season” to continue – expecting some of the earlier species to be gone, and frankly I was expecting to see the Bent White Trillium blooming. However, with the exception of Lindera benzoin (Spicebush), ALL of the early species were still blooming. So with all those earlier ones, and a few more added this trip, I found 30 species in flower this trip. And those Bent White Trillium, while close, are not yet blooming.  It seems the wildflowers at The Pocket are now closer to “normal schedule” than “really early.”

Bent White Trillium - Trillium flexipes

Not quite yet – Bent White Trillium – Trillium flexipes

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#NPOD: Robin’s Plantain #Nativeplants

Robin’s Plantain – Native Plant of the Day 04/07/2016

Photo from 4/9/2011. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA. More photos / info at the Erigeron pulchellus detail page.

Robin's Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus

Robin’s Plantain – Erigeron pulchellus

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/12/2016

The warm weather has continued, along with a fair bit of rain. It’s been 10 days since my last trip to The Pocket (3/2), and I was expecting some significant changes in what was blooming. Some news – the Harbinger-of-Spring is almost gone. However, that’s not the only news… Wait for it…

Wood Poppy, Celandine Poppy - Stylophorum diphyllum

Wood Poppy – Stylophorum diphyllum

Not just the Wood Poppy…

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 4/3/2015 – Signature Blooms!

This is a great time for a visit to The Pocket; I hadn’t been able to get down there in nearly 3 weeks (apologies to those that were looking for a status report last week) and so many species are blooming now! Bluebells, Wood Poppies (Celandine), Purple Phacelia, and all three Trillium species are at peak, along with a couple of others that aren’t considered “signature species” for The Pocket.

Wood Poppy

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 4/3/2014

This is a great time for a visit to The Pocket. (See end of this post for my guess on 4/10 status.)  On Thursday, 4/3/2014, my wife and I walked up the Pocket Loop Trail, and then went back down to the parking area to meet up with a homeschool group who had invited me to join them for their visit to help identify the flowers they saw.  We walked the Shirley Miller boardwalk and extension trail up to the falls with this great group of moms and their children.  Several of the “signature species” are still blooming – Virginia Bluebell, Wood (Celandine) Poppy, Dutchman’s Breeches, and all three of the Pocket’s three Trillium species are blooming right now.  35 of the 55 species on my current version of the checklist are blooming right now.

Eastern Red Columbine, Wild Columbine - Aquilegia canadensis

Eastern Red Columbine – Aquilegia canadensis

We also ran into Clayton Webster and some more of the Over the Hill Hiking Group that I met last week.  We had a nice visit exchanging information on what to look for blooming – they were coming from where we were going, and vice versa…

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Update on #Wildflowers at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain 03/29/2013

It’s only been 5 days since my last report, but it’s been a rough week and it looks like I won’t be able to get away over the weekend.  While wildflower photography can be more physically demanding than most people would think, I find it a great way to get away from stress for a while, so I took a few hours for a visit – it was great.  Among the new flowers beginning to bloom in the past 5 days are the prettiest of the Fleabanes we have in this area – Robin’s Plantain.

Robin's Plantain - Erigeron pulchellus

Robin’s Plantain – Erigeron pulchellus

Read on for the rest of the list, and a few more photos.  Click on the photos for larger images, and then “back” to return to this page.

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Bloomer’s Daisy – Erigeron bloomeri – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Bloomer’s Daisy, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/22/2013.) Scientific name is Erigeron bloomeri.  It  is also known by the common names Scabland Fleabane, and Bloomer’s Fleabane.  Photo below was taken near Lucky Peak in the Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID, on June 12, 2011.   Go to the Bloomer’s Daisy detail page for more photos and information.

Scabland Fleabane, Bloomer's Daisy, Bloomer's Fleabane - Erigeron bloomeri

Bloomer’s Daisy – Erigeron bloomeri

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