Native Plant of the Day 07/07/2013
Photo from May 13 2008. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
Fourleaf Milkweed – for more photos / info go to the Asclepias quadrifolia detail page.
Native Plant of the Day 05/09/2011.
Photo from May 13, 2008. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
Fourleaf Milkweed - for more photos / info go to the Asclepias quadrifolia detail page.
Native Plant of the Day 02/08/2011.
Photo from Aug 16, 2009. Location: Gordon County, Ga.
Whorled Milkweed – for more photos / info go to the Asclepias syriaca detail page.
Common Milkweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/03/2010.) Scientific name is Asclepias syriaca. This plant also is known by the common name Silkweed. Photo below was taken in Walker County, Georgia on 07/02/2010.
White Milkweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/07/2010.) Scientific name is Asclepias variegata. This plant also also goes by the common names Variegated Milkweed, and Redring Milkweed, which is the USDA National Common Name for the plant.
I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, from the USWildflowers.com perspective. While there are still certainly many wildflowers blooming, the image of the Jack in the Pulpit is symbolic of the status of the spring wildflowers. It is moving into the summer season – no remaining trillium blossoms, only a rare scattering of geranium and phacelia, and even the Canada violets are almost entirely gone. The wild hydrangea blossom buds are starting to form, and the flying gnats are becoming a problem.
While I will still make occasional treks down to The Pocket, future reports will be intermittent (maybe until next spring!) and I hope to bring reports from wildflower expeditions into other areas of the region starting, Lord willing, with a report from Big Frog Mountain next week.