Tag Archives: Jack in the Pulpit

Green Dragon – Arisaema dracontium – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Green Dragon, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/17/2017.) Scientific name is Eriophorum virginicum. Photo below was taken in Couchville Cedar Glade, Davidson County, TN on May 11, 2017. Go to the Green Dragon detail page for more information and photos.

Green Dragon, Dragonroot - Arisaema dracontium

Green Dragon – Arisaema dracontium

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 03/30/2017 – 39 Species Blooming

I had not planned on getting back down to The Pocket so soon after Sunday’s trip, but I got an email from Clayton Webster of the Over The Hill Hiking Group on Tuesday inviting me to join them on their visit to The Pocket today. I was really glad I joined them, not only because they are such a fine, fun group of folks, but without them I would have missed a Bloodroot still blooming! With that Bloodroot and all the other early spring flowers except Harbinger-of-Spring making a presence (yes, Dutchman’s Breeches STILL blooming) and so many other species at peak bloom, today might have been the perfect day for a visit to The Pocket. Thanks, Clayton!

Crested Dwarf Iris - Iris cristata

Crested Dwarf Iris – One of the new species blooming since Sunday

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#Wildflowers on the #Waterfalls Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park 04/16/2014

Wednesday, 04/16/2014, woke up bright and beautiful, if a bit chilly with overnight lows in the lower 30’s. I had a reminder on my calendar to check for Trillium sulcatum, a species I had not seen previously, at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Calendar and weather were in sync, so around 10 AM I headed out for my first visit to this wonderful, nearby state park in 2014. I spotted some Vernal Iris (Iris verna) along the park’s entrance road, a portent of what I hoped would be a beautiful walk. I was not disappointed.

Vernal Iris - Iris verna

Vernal Iris – Iris verna


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#NPOD: Prester John #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 01/22/2014

Photo from April 23, 2010. Location:  Zahnd’s Natural Area, Walker County, GA.

Prester John – for more photos / info go to the  Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum detail page.

Prester John, Jack-in-the-Pulpit - Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum

Prester John, Jack-in-the-Pulpit – Arisaema triphyllum ssp. quinatum

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#Wildflowers at The Pocket – Update 04/21/2013

It’s been a very busy two weeks, but we made it down to The Pocket today; unfortunately only the boardwalk.  The spectacular show is definitely winding down, but there is still plenty to see.  Among the flowers now at peak are the Wild Hyacinth – Camassia scilloides.

Wild Hyacinth; Atlantic Camas - Camassia scilloides

Wild Hyacinth; Atlantic Camas – Camassia scilloides

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#Waterfalls and #Wildflowers – The Pocket – an Early Spring? 02/04/2013

On Monday, Feb 4, I took a ride down to The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain with a couple of my grandsons – Chase and Jeff.  To a great extent this was to get them out from in front of their computers/video games, but also, since we’ve had such a warm winter, to check to see if there were any early signs of spring.  We walked the boardwalk and all the way up to and above the falls.  We had a good time, and even though I was expecting some indication that spring is around the corner, I was surprised…

Waterfalls in The Pocket by USWildflowers, on Flickr

Waterfalls in The Pocket

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