Several years ago the Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene generously opened a walking track next to a creek on their property in Flintstone, Georgia and made it available to the public. My wife and I take advantage of that track from time to time, and have been surprised and pleased by how many wildflowers grow in the area. Yesterday was a beautiful day, so we walked the track, and I went back later to photograph the wildflowers. Here are a dozen native species blooming now along the track.
Among the first wildflowers you notice along the creek is Green-headed Coneflower.
Autumn Sneezeweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (10/07/2013.) Scientific name is Helenium autumnale. Also known as Common Sneezeweed and Staggerwort. Photo below was taken in Botetourt County, VA on Oct 2, 2013. Go to the Autumn Sneezeweed detail page for more photos and information.
Purple-headed Sneezeweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/13/2011.) Scientific name is Helenium flexuosum. Photo below was taken in Walker County, GA on July 30, 2011. Go to the Purple-headed Sneezeweed detail page for more photos and information.