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Solitary Pussytoes – Antennaria solitaria – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Solitary Pussytoes, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (07/01/2017.) Scientific name is Antennaria solitaria. Photo below was taken along the Chestnut Top Trail of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in Blount County, TN on March 21, 2016. Go to the Solitary Pussytoes detail page for more information and photos.

Solitary Pussytoes, Singlehead Pussytoes - Antennaria solitaria

Solitary Pussytoes – Antennaria solitaria

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#NPOD: Plantain-leaf Pussytoes #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 04/05/2014

Photo from April 4, 2010. Location: Zahnd’s Natural Area, Walker County, GA.

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes – for more photos / info go to the  Antennaria plantaginifolia detail page.

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes, Woman's Tobacco - Antennaria plantaginifolia

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes, Woman’s Tobacco – Antennaria plantaginifolia

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 3/27/2014

Yesterday (3/27) was one of the rare days this spring – mostly clear skies and warmer weather – into the 60’s. As a plus a couple of my grandkids wanted to join me, so a great time at The Pocket was guaranteed.  Several of the “signature species” at The Pocket – Virginia Bluebell, Wood (Celandine) Poppy, Dutchman’s Breeches (or, as my grandson called them, “Upside Down Pants from Holland), Trout Lily are blooming right now.  I’m developing a checklist to use so I won’t have to photograph or remember what all is blooming, and of the 51 species on my current version of the checklist, 25 are blooming right now.

Trailing Trillium (Trillium decumbens)

Trailing Trillium – Trillium decumbens

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Wildflowers at The Pocket 03/11/2012

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia - Phacelia bipinnatifida

Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia – Phacelia bipinnatifida

I wasn’t planning on going down to The Pocket this weekend, but my wife had other plans for Sunday, so she suggested that I do something to take advantage of the beautiful day, so I headed down there shortly after getting home from church.  In addition to walking the boardwalk and the trail up to the falls, I did a little back country walking above the bluff north of the horse trail.  Wildflowers are abundant; here is my report, and a couple of photos taken off the beaten path in The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain.

The Phacelia are blooming.  There is a Phacelia in the field to the right as you walk down to the boardwalk; they are blooming along the boardwalk and all the way up to the falls.  The photo above was taken up on the top of the north bluff.

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Plantain-leaf Pussytoes – Antennaria plantaginifolia – Added to USWildflowers Database

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/15/2010.)  Scientific name is Antennaria plantaginifolia.  Another common name is Woman’s Tobacco.  Photo below was taken at THe Pocket on Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, GA on April 1, 2010.

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes  – Antennaria plantaginifolia

Plantain-leaf Pussytoes – Antennaria plantaginifolia

04/06/2010 Wildflower Status Update at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

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.

Wild Blue Phlox - Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox from 04/06/2010

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