Woodland Stonecrop – Native Plant of the Day 02/19/2017
Photo from April 4 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Sedum ternatum detail page.
Woodland stonecrop – Sedum ternatum
American Plum – Native Plant of the Day 02/16/2017
Photo from 4/2/2011. Location: Walker County, GA.
More info / photos at the Prunus americana detail page.
American Plum, Wild Plum – Prunus americana
Wood Vetch – Native Plant of the Day 02/15/2016
Photo from March 18, 2012. Location: Pigeon Mountain – East, Walker County GA.
More info & photos at the Vicia caroliniana detail page.
Wood Vetch – Vicia caroliniana
Eastern Redbud – Native Plant of the Day 02/13/2017
Photo from March 15, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Cercis canadensis detail page.
Eastern Redbud – Cercis canadensis
As expected, the Hepatica were still blooming at the Pocket – they were starting to bloom the last few days of January, but after all, it is just mid-February. Also as expected, Harbinger-of-spring was blooming. Not surprisingly, Star Chickweed was blooming, but I was surprised that with the other plants in bloom, I didn’t find Toothwort in flower (although I did find one with buds.) But there were two other surprises for me, these on the positive side.
Look what was poking up through the leaves along the boardwalk:
Dutchman’s Breeches – Native Plant of the Day 02/12/2017
Photo from March 21, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Dicentra cucullaria detail page.
Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria
Harbinger of Spring – Native Plant of the Day 02/07/2017
Photo from 02/07/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Erigenia bulbosa detail page.
Harbinger-of-Spring, Pepper and Salt – Erigenia bulbosa
My wife and I made a trip down to the Pocket on Tuesday, 1/31/2017. With the warm winter we’ve had, I was not going to be surprised to find something blooming – and it was! There were dozens of Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) blooming along the boardwalk. I expected to find Harbinger-of-spring (Erigenia bulbosa) blooming as well, but none were to be found.
Here’s a photo of one of the Hepatica:
Hepatica – Anemone acutiloba – blooming at The Pocket on 1/31/2017
Late-flowering Boneset – Native Plant of the Day 01/23/2017
Photo from Aug 26, 2012. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Eupatorium serotinum detail page.
Late-Flowering Boneset – Eupatorium serotinum
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain – Native Plant of the Day 01/07/2017
Photo from 07/14/2012. Location: Blue Hole Area, Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Goodyera pubescens detail page.
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Adder’s Violet, Net-leaf Plantain – Goodyera pubescens