Native Plant of the Day 11/27/2013
Photo from 4/9/2011. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
Robin’s Plantain - for more photos / info go to the Erigeron pulchellus detail page.
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.
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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.
It was a beautiful morning today, and since I work from home on Mondays I had an extra few minutes before starting work. I used those minutes to walk around our yard taking a few photos:
This Fleabane is growing in our yard along the sidewalk to our driveway. I’m probably a bit negligent with mowing the lawn, and I’m not sure the patches of Fleabane I leave when I do mow are fully appreciated by others. Thanks to my tolerant wife!
Native Plant of the Day 05/26/2011.
Photo from May 25, 2010. Location: Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN.
Eastern Daisy Fleabane - for more photos / info go to the Erigeron annuus detail page.
Robin’s Plantain, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/14/2011.) Scientific name is Erigeron pulchellus. Photo below was taken The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain on April 9, 2011. I was excited to identify this plant, identifying all 4 Erigeron species which are found in my area.
For those who were hoping for, as Ed Sullivan would have put it, “A Really Big Shew,” the time has passed in 2009. However, that is relative to The Pocket, and the abundance of wildflowers still exceed what you’ll find in many areas. While the dominant flower along the Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail seems to be Sweet Cicely right now, a species that isn’t exactly ‘showy,’ several of the “signature species” could still be found on Saturday, 4/25.
If you’ll recall something I said in a previous article, you’ll be able to guess that the above flower is a member of the Aster family. Most folks have seen fleabane along roadsides and in fields. This small, daisy-like flower is very common, spread throughout Canada and the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. This photo is of Philadelphia fleabane, Erigeron philadelphicus, growing on our lot in northwest Georgia.