Halberdleaf Yellow Violet – Native Plant of the Day 01/06/2018
Photo from 03/16/2016. Location: North Chickamauga Pocket Wilderness, Hamilton County, TN More photos / info at the Viola hastata detail page.
Lanceleaf Violet, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (06/16/2017.) Scientific name is Viola lanceolata. Photo below was taken in Coffee County, TN on June 1, 2016. Go to the Lanceleaf Violet detail page for more information and photos.
Today (3/16) was beautiful – clear skies and about 70 degrees by noon. The weather had been pretty warm for several days, with a lot of rain showers over those several days, so I was hopeful that things would have picked up a bit from my last report on 3/7. And had it! Of the 53 species on my current version of my wildflower checklist for The Pocket, we (my wife, a lovely homeschool group we met up with, and I) found 13 blooming right now.
While the weather is keeping things slow, things are picking up at The Pocket. Several species have started blooming, and even more are “almost there.” Checking last year’s reports, we’re tracking pretty close to 3/10/2013. The big excitement for me today was finding that a few Dutchman’s Breeches have started blooming.