Tag Archives: Pigeon Mountain

Look What I Found Peeking thru the Leaves at The Pocket (02/12/2017)

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:

Bloodroot at The Pocket

Bloodroot at The Pocket – on Feb 12!

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#NPOD: Dutchman’s Breeches #Nativeplants

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

Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria

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#NPOD: Harbinger of Spring #Nativeplants

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

Harbinger-of-Spring, Pepper and Salt – Erigenia bulbosa

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Hepatica are Blooming at The Pocket 01/31/2017

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

Hepatica – Anemone acutiloba – blooming at The Pocket on 1/31/2017

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#NPOD: Late-flowering Boneset #Nativeplants

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 Thoroughwort, Late-Flowering Boneset - Eupatorium serotinum

Late-Flowering Boneset – Eupatorium serotinum

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#NPOD: Downy Rattlesnake Plantain #Nativeplants

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 - Goodyera pubescens

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Downy Rattlesnake Orchid, Adder’s Violet, Net-leaf Plantain – Goodyera pubescens

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