Carolina Phlox, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/25/2015.) Scientific name is Phlox carolina. Photo below was taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County, NC on Aug 29, 2014. Go to the Carolina Phlox detail page for more photos and information.
It’s only been 5 days since my last report, but it’s been a rough week and it looks like I won’t be able to get away over the weekend. While wildflower photography can be more physically demanding than most people would think, I find it a great way to get away from stress for a while, so I took a few hours for a visit – it was great. Among the new flowers beginning to bloom in the past 5 days are theprettiest of the Fleabanes we have in this area – Robin’s Plantain.
Robin’s Plantain – Erigeron pulchellus
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Spreading Phlox, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (02/18/2013.) Scientific name is Phlox diffusa. Photo below was taken in Custer County, ID, on June 13, 2010. Go to the Spreading Phlox detail page for more photos and information.
We made a quick trip down to The Pocket on Tuesday evening. We made a short 100-yard walk up the horse trail and took a spin around the boardwalk, so I’m unable to update the status of flowers found along the trail to the falls, but here’s what I’ve got.
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.