Western Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 06/02/2017
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
Painted Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 05/13/2017
Photo from 05/05/2015. Location: GSMNP, Swain County, NC.
More photos / info at the Trillium undulatum detail page.
Painted Trillium – Trillium undulatum
Large-flowered Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 05/12/2017
Photo from 5/1/2010. Location: Tray Mountain, White County, Ga.
More photos and info at the Trillium grandiflorum detail page.
Large-Flowered Trillium – Trillium grandiflorum
Catesby’s Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 04/21/2017
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
Stinking Benjamin – Native Plant of the Day 04/19/2017
Photo from 5/5/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
More photos / info at the Trillium erectum detail page.
Stinking Benjamin- Trillium erectum
Vasey’s Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 04/18/2017
Photo from 04/30/2010. Location: Blue Ridge Gap Area, Towns County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Trillium vaseyi detail page.
Vasey’s Trillium – Trillium vaseyi
Southern Red Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 04/17/2017
Photo from 04/16/2014. Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park, Dade County, GA.
More photos / info at the Trillium sulcatum detail page.
Southern Red Trillium – Trillium sulcatum
Sweet Betsy – Native Plant of the Day 04/16/2017
Photo from 04/14/2010. Location: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, Ga.
More photos / info at the Trillium cuneatum detail page.
Trillium cuneatum blossoms are usually red/maroon, but are occasionally green, yellowish, or bronze.
Little Sweet Betsy, Toadshade Trillium – Trillium cuneatum
Toadshade Trillium – Trillium cuneatum
Cindy and I headed down to The Pocket today not only because I needed to get an update published, but because it was an absolutely beautiful day. And the flowers did not disappoint.
Bent White Trillium – Trillium Flexipes are magnificent and aromatic right now. Hurry for the show!
A discussion on Facebook a few days ago reminded me that the Collins Gulf area of Savage Gulch State Natural Area in Grundy County, TN was on my list of areas I wanted to check out for wildflowers. Originally I had targeted it because of reports of Fringed Phacelia (Phacelia fimbriata), but when I photographed that species in the Smokies, Collins Gulf got bumped down a few places on my list. But I wanted to get into a wilderness with my grandson while he was on spring break this week, so I bumped it back up. Checking the weather, Tuesday, April 4, was forecast as the best day, and this time the weatherman was right – rain on Monday gave us good water for the waterfalls, and a beautiful, sunny day showed up Tuesday morning – as forecast. Grandson Joseph and I headed out about 9 AM for the 50-mile drive to the Collins Gulf West Trailhead of Savage Gulch, for Waterfalls and Wildflowers (31 species; see the list at the end of the post.)
One of the many Wild Geraniums blooming along Collins Gulf Trail