Native Plant of the Day 04/30/2013
Photo from May 4, 2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
I love the large patches of blue sage, frequently mixed with the yellows of buttercups and white from daisies and fleabane.
Lyre-Leaf Sage - for more photos / info go to the Salvia lyrata detail page.
Lyreleaf Sage – Salvia lyrata
I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, from the USWildflowers.com perspective. While there are still certainly many wildflowers blooming, the image of the Jack in the Pulpit is symbolic of the status of the spring wildflowers. It is moving into the summer season – no remaining trillium blossoms, only a rare scattering of geranium and phacelia, and even the Canada violets are almost entirely gone. The wild hydrangea blossom buds are starting to form, and the flying gnats are becoming a problem.
While I will still make occasional treks down to The Pocket, future reports will be intermittent (maybe until next spring!) and I hope to bring reports from wildflower expeditions into other areas of the region starting, Lord willing, with a report from Big Frog Mountain next week.