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Witch Hobble – Viburnum lantanoides – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Witch Hobble, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (01/19/2016.) Scientific name is Viburnum lantanoides.  Photo below was taken in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swain County, NC on May 5, 2015. Go to the Witch Hobble detail page for more information.

Hobblebush, Witch Hobble, Hobbleberry - Viburnum lantanoides

Hobblebush – Viburnum lantanoides

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#NPOD: Maple Leaved Viburnum #Nativeplants

Native Plant of the Day 04/29/2015

Photo from May 4, 2009. Location:  The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA.

Maple Leaved Viburnum – for more photos / info go to the  Viburnum acerifolium detail page.

Maple Leaved Viburnum - Viburnum acerifolium

Maple Leaved Viburnum – Viburnum acerifolium

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05/08/2009 Photo of the Day: Maple-leaf Viburnum

Today my buddy Dave and I are headed up to Big Frog Mountain for an overnight  backpacking and spring wildflower trip. It was along the Big Frog Trail several  years ago that I first photographed and subsequently identified maple-leaf  viburnum – Viburnum acerifolium.  That trip was when I started my off-and-on  hobby of photographing and identifying wildflowers.  My recent “discovery” of  The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain reignited my enjoyment of this pastime, so I think  it’s appropriate that today’s photo be of a plant I photographed on my most recent wildflower trip down to the pocket, a plant I also photographed on my first  “wildflower trip.”  Continue reading

05/05/2009 The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain – Season Over

I’m calling an official close to the spring wildflower season at The Pocket at Pigeon Jack in the PulpitMountain, from the USWildflowers.com perspective.  While there are still certainly many wildflowers blooming, the image of the Jack in the Pulpit is symbolic of the status of the spring wildflowers.  It is moving into the summer season – no remaining trillium blossoms, only a rare scattering of geranium and phacelia, and even the Canada violets are almost entirely gone.  The wild hydrangea blossom buds are starting to form, and the flying gnats are becoming a problem. 

While I will still make occasional treks down to The Pocket, future reports will be intermittent (maybe until next spring!) and I hope to bring reports from wildflower expeditions into other areas of the region starting, Lord willing, with a report from Big Frog Mountain next week.

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