Native Plant of the Day 09/13/2013
Photo from 07/12/2010. Location: Haywood County, NC
Flowering Spurge - for more photos and information go to the Euphorbia corollata detail page.
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.
Wild Poinsettia, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/25/2012.) Scientific name is Euphorbia cyathophora. Photo below was taken at the Coquina Baywalk on Leffis Key, Manatee County, FL, on December 22, 2011. It is also known by the common names Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, and Desert Poinsettia. Go to the Wild Poinsettia detail page for more photos and information.
Flowering Spurge, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/30/2010.) Scientific name is Euphorbia corollata. Check out this really interesting plant. It is also is known by the common names Blooming Spurge and Emetic Root. Photo below was taken in Haywood County, NC on July 12, 2010.
To avoid crowds like those that were on the Shirley Miller Trail at The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain last week, I headed down there early Saturday morning, arriving at the parking area shortly after 8 AM. The sky was overcast, but the wind was low – a good situation for wildflower photography. My first stop was the dogwood tree beside the parking area.