Michaux’s Saxifrage – Native Plant of the Day 09/22/2017
Photo from 9/23/2013. Location: Clingman’s Dome, GSMNP, Swain County, NC.
More photos / info at the Micranthes petiolaris detail page.
Brook Lettuce, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/16/2015.) Scientific name is Micranthes micranthidifolia. Photo below was taken along the Little River Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on May 04, 2015. Go to the Brook Lettuce detail page for more photos and information.
Early Saxifrage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (5/4/2014.) Scientific name is Micranthes virginiensis. It is also known as Virginia Saxifrage, Everlasting, Lungwort, and Sweet Wilson. Photo below was taken at the Old Stone Fort State Park in Coffee County, TN, on Apr 2, 2014. Go to the Early Saxifrage detail page for more photos and information.
On April 2, the next day after our Walls of Jericho hike, Dave Ridge and I went by Tennessee’s Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester. After the strenuous hike of the day before, we wanted something that was easy. Both of us were impressed by this park, and we only explored a relatively small portion of the available hiking trails. In addition to some trails in other parts of the park, you have several options to explore the section which includes the 2,000-year old earth-covered stone walls – you can stay fairly level up along the top, or take alternate routes down to the river. As we walked along the trail, we heard falling water – the drop off the edge of Tennessee’s highland rim into the central basin forms several very nice waterfalls on both the Big Duck and Little Duck Rivers, just before they converge within the park to form the Duck River.
Michaux’s Saxifrage, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/02/2013.) Scientific name is Micranthes petiolaris. Also known as Mountain Saxifrage. Photo below was taken on Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Sep 23, 2013. Go to the Michaux’s Saxifrage detail page for more photos and information.