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
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.”
Not quite yet – Bent White Trillium – Trillium flexipes
Yellow Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 02/26/2017
Photo from 3/21/2012. Location: Reflection Riding, Hamilton County, TN.
More photos / info at the Trillium luteum detail page.
Yellow Trillium – Trillium luteum
Trailing Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 02/24/2017
Photo from 03/18/2009 Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Trillium decumbens detail page.
Trailing Trillium – Trillium decumbens
Lanceleaf Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 11/21/2016
Photo from 4/2/2011. Location: Pigeon Mountain (East), Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Trillium lancifolium detail page.
Lanceleaf Trillium, Lanceleaf Wakerobin – Trillium lancifolium
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
Painted Trillium – Native Plant of the Day 05/13/2016
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 05/04/2016
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 04/25/2015
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
Stinking Benjamin – Native Plant of the Day 04/19/2016
Photo from 5/5/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More photos / info at the Trillium erectum detail page.
Stinking Benjamin- Trillium erectum