Tag Archives: Sage

#NPOD: Lyre-Leaf Sage #Nativeplants

Lyre-Leaf Sage – Native Plant of the Day 05/04/2017
Photo from 05/04/2009. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Salvia lyrata detail page.
I love the fields with the large blue patches of Lyre-leaf Sage, frequently mixed with the yellows of buttercups and the whites of daisies and fleabanes.

Lyreleaf Sage - Salvia lyrata

Lyreleaf Sage – Salvia lyrata

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Nettleleaf Sage – Salvia urticifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Nettleleaf Sage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/12/2015.)  Scientific name is Salvia urticifolia. It is also known by the common name Wild Sage. Photo below was taken at the Chickamauga National Military Park in Catoosa County, Ga on Apr 29, 2014. Go to the Nettleleaf Sage detail page for more photos and information.

Nettleleaf Sage, Wild Sage - Salvia urticifolia

Nettleleaf Sage – Salvia urticifolia

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05/05/2009 The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Season Over

I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Jack in the PulpitMountain, 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.

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