Southern Stoneseed – Native Plant of the Day 06/28/2017
Photo from 4/2/2011. Location: Pigeon Mountain – East, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Lithospermum tuberosum detail page.
While some of the early bloomers are gone – no more Dutchman’s Breeches, for example – this is STILL a great time for a visit to The Pocket. My growing wildflower checklist for The Pocket is up to 59 species now, and 41 of them are blooming now, even though a few of those are almost gone. If you want to see Bluebells, better hurry; they are declining fast. The Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) are gone, and I only saw one small patch of Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana). All three Trillium species are still in full glory, but probably the dominant species blooming right now are Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata), and Purple Phacelia (Phacelia bipinnatifida), which you’ll see all along the Pocket Road on your way in to the parking area.
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Hoary Puccoon, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (8/25/2014.) Scientific name is Lithospermum canescens. It is also known as Orange Puccoon, and Indian Paint. Photo below was taken in a Chickamauga Battlefield Cedar Glade in Catoosa County, Ga on April 29, 2014. Go to the Hoary Puccoon detail page for more photos and information.
Western Stoneseed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (04/28/2012.) Scientific name is Lithospermum ruderale. Photo below was taken in the Boise Foothills of Ada County, ID, on June 14, 2010. It is also known by the common name Columbia Puccoon and Yellow Puccoon . Go to the Western Stoneseed detail page for more information.
Southern Stoneseed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (05/29/2011.) Scientific name is Lithospermum tuberosum. It is also known by the common names Tuberous Stoneseed and Tuberous Gromwell. Photo below was taken on Pigeon Mountain in Walker County, GA on April 2, 2011 while Jay Clark, author of Wildflowers of Pigeon Mountain, was showing me some wildflower locations.