As expected with this warm weather, we’ve added a few species to what are blooming at The Pocket. As I was hoping, Carolina Spring Beauty are now pretty widespread. While 9 species are a far cry from the 40 that may be blooming at peak, we’ve got to remember, this is mid-February!
Carolina Spring Beauty – Claytonia caroliniana
Woodland Stonecrop – Native Plant of the Day 02/19/2017
Photo from April 4 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Sedum ternatum detail page.
Woodland stonecrop – Sedum ternatum
Little Brown Jug – Native Plant of the Day 02/17/2017
Photo from June 7, 2014. Location: Lula Lake, Walker County, Ga .
More photos / info at the Hexastylis arifolia detail page.
Little Brown Jug – Hexastylis arifolia
American Plum – Native Plant of the Day 02/16/2017
Photo from 4/2/2011. Location: Walker County, GA.
More info / photos at the Prunus americana detail page.
American Plum, Wild Plum – Prunus americana
Wood Vetch – Native Plant of the Day 02/15/2016
Photo from March 18, 2012. Location: Pigeon Mountain – East, Walker County GA.
More info & photos at the Vicia caroliniana detail page.
Wood Vetch – Vicia caroliniana
Eastern Redbud – Native Plant of the Day 02/13/2017
Photo from March 15, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Cercis canadensis detail page.
Eastern Redbud – Cercis canadensis
Dutchman’s Breeches – Native Plant of the Day 02/12/2017
Photo from March 21, 2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Dicentra cucullaria detail page.
Dutchman’s Breeches – Dicentra cucullaria
Harbinger of Spring – Native Plant of the Day 02/07/2017
Photo from 02/07/2009. Location: The Pocket, Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Erigenia bulbosa detail page.
Harbinger-of-Spring, Pepper and Salt – Erigenia bulbosa
Dotted Smartweed – Native Plant of the Day 02/05/2017
Photo from 9/25/2012. Location: Walker County, GA.
More photos / info at the Persicaria punctata detail page.
Dotted Smartweed – Persicaria punctata
My wife and I made a trip down to the Pocket on Tuesday, 1/31/2017. With the warm winter we’ve had, I was not going to be surprised to find something blooming – and it was! There were dozens of Hepatica (Anemone acutiloba) blooming along the boardwalk. I expected to find Harbinger-of-spring (Erigenia bulbosa) blooming as well, but none were to be found.
Here’s a photo of one of the Hepatica:
Hepatica – Anemone acutiloba – blooming at The Pocket on 1/31/2017