Trout Lily – Native Plant of the Day 03/20/2017Photo from 03/25/2009.
Location: The Pocket, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Erythronium americanum detail page.
Wow! If you like Trout Lilies (what’s not to like about Trout Lilies?) then… Wow! Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve is home to the densest population of Trout Lilies in the world. Arrive there at peak bloom – usually early February, but with the cold late winter we’ve had in the southeast, mid-February this year – and you too will be amazed at the carpet of yellow blossoms in a 40 acre patch of forest along the slopes down to Wolf Creek in Grady County, Georgia.
But there’s more…
White Avens, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/13/2013.) Scientific name is Geum canadense. It is also known by the common name Canada Avens. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on June 27, 2013. Go to the White Avens detail page for more photos and information.
On our trip down to The Pocket last weekend, the Columbine plants I saw were only a few inches high with some of their early leaves – no flower buds yet forming. The plant we got at last year’s Native Plant Sale at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center ( @NatureCenter on Twitter), however, is starting to bloom. This picture is from today.