Dwarf Ginseng, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/10/2017.) Scientific name is Panax trifoliusa. Photo below was taken in the Savage Gulch State Natural Area in Grundy County, TN on April 4, 2017. Go to the Dwarf Ginseng detail page for more information and photos.
Dwarf Ginseng – Panax trifolius
A discussion on Facebook a few days ago reminded me that the Collins Gulf area of Savage Gulch State Natural Area in Grundy County, TN was on my list of areas I wanted to check out for wildflowers. Originally I had targeted it because of reports of Fringed Phacelia (Phacelia fimbriata), but when I photographed that species in the Smokies, Collins Gulf got bumped down a few places on my list. But I wanted to get into a wilderness with my grandson while he was on spring break this week, so I bumped it back up. Checking the weather, Tuesday, April 4, was forecast as the best day, and this time the weatherman was right – rain on Monday gave us good water for the waterfalls, and a beautiful, sunny day showed up Tuesday morning – as forecast. Grandson Joseph and I headed out about 9 AM for the 50-mile drive to the Collins Gulf West Trailhead of Savage Gulch, for Waterfalls and Wildflowers (31 species; see the list at the end of the post.)
One of the many Wild Geraniums blooming along Collins Gulf Trail