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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 03/26/2017 – 34 Species Blooming

The Pocket is in full swing with most of its signature species in bloom, although with the exception of a single plant, we saw no Bloodroot blooming today. We lost a species or two, but what has started blooming since my last trip (3/17) more than made up for it, starting with the Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes.)  Probably the big surprise for me was that we still had many Dutchman’s Breeches still blooming – since early March! I don’t remember a previous 3-week+ bloom season for this plant at The Pocket.

Bent White Trillium (Trillium flexipes

Bent White Trillium –Trillium flexipes

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The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain Status Update 03/17/2017 – 30 Species Blooming

I always get surprises when I go to The Pocket. Today was no exception, except that since things started blooming so much earlier than usual this year (Hepatica in January!), I was expecting the “early season” to continue – expecting some of the earlier species to be gone, and frankly I was expecting to see the Bent White Trillium blooming. However, with the exception of Lindera benzoin (Spicebush), ALL of the early species were still blooming. So with all those earlier ones, and a few more added this trip, I found 30 species in flower this trip. And those Bent White Trillium, while close, are not yet blooming.  It seems the wildflowers at The Pocket are now closer to “normal schedule” than “really early.”

Bent White Trillium - Trillium flexipes

Not quite yet – Bent White Trillium – Trillium flexipes

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#NPOD: Western Trillium #Nativeplants

Western Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 06/05/2016

Photo from 06/01/2012. Location:  Ponderosa State Park, Valley County, ID. More photos / info at the  Trillium ovatum detail page.

Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettinger’s Trillium - Trillium ovatum

Western Trillium, Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium, Oettinger’s Trillium – Trillium ovatum

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#NPOD: Catesby’s Trillium #Nativeplants

Catesby’s Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 04/25/2015

Photo from 4/19/2011. Location:  Rocky Lane area, Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA. More photos / info at the  Trillium catesbaei detail page.

Catesby's Trillium, Bashful Wakerobin, Rose Trillium - Trillium catesbaei

Catesby’s Trillium, Bashful Wakerobin, Rose Trillium – Trillium catesbaei

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