Twinleaf – Native Plant of the Day 03/30/2017
Photo from 03/27/2010. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Jeffersonia diphylla detail page.
Yesterday (3/27) was one of the rare days this spring – mostly clear skies and warmer weather – into the 60’s. As a plus a couple of my grandkids wanted to join me, so a great time at The Pocket was guaranteed. Several of the “signature species” at The Pocket – Virginia Bluebell, Wood (Celandine) Poppy, Dutchman’s Breeches (or, as my grandson called them, “Upside Down Pants from Holland), Trout Lily are blooming right now. I’m developing a checklist to use so I won’t have to photograph or remember what all is blooming, and of the 51 species on my current version of the checklist, 25 are blooming right now.
For the rest of the story…
Twinleaf, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers.com database. Scientific name is Jeffersonia diphylla. This plant also goes by the common name Rheumatism Root.