Whiteflower Leafcup – Native Plant of the Day 05/20/2016
Photo from 06/06/2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga. More photos / info at the Polymnia canadensis detail page.
The Whiteflower Leafcup detail page has been revised with additional photos and information (07/14/2013.) The scientific name of this native species is Polymnia canadensis. It is also known by the common names White Bear’s Foot, and Smallflower Leafcup. Photo below was taken in the Cloudland Canyon State Park in Dade County, GA on July 9, 2013. This species was originally added to the USWildflowers database in 2009.
In the May 5 post, I mentioned that the wild hydrangea blossoms were forming their buds. Since I only had photos of prior year’s blossoms – which I think in themselves are quite beautiful – I wanted to make sure I got a chance to photograph them while in bloom. I managed to squeeze out some time (thanks for giving up work on the ceiling, Cindy!) on Saturday, June 6, and was rewarded with finding the hydrangea at peak of their blossom.