Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Today's trillium I found on the road cut of the upper Tallulah River in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia, USA. I believe it to be a Bent Trillium (Trillium Flexipes) because of the shape the braces. The flower itself nods below the whorl of leaves. Here I propped it up to show the flower better. Notice the smooth, oval-shaped edge of the pedal. The Catesby's Trillium I posted yesterday is similar except that the petals are wavy and recurved back. Also known as Nodding Trillium, the Bent Trillium antlers are supposed to be creamy white. These, however, are showing yellow in my photo which means I may need to do more research to make sure it is a Bent Trillium.— at Chattahoochee National Forest, Rabun County, Georgia.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
At Warwoman Dell the trilliums are not ready to bloom as yet. That is except for one Vasey's Trillium I did not photograph. It was well into the natural garden of trilliums and other wild plants and I was afraid my footsteps would degrade the garden. This is a Vasey's that was nearer the trail. As you can see the bloom is below the whorl of leaves and is a red or maroon color. The Vasey's is nearly as tall as the Large-flowered Trillium. The Large-flowered Trillium is our tallest trillium and has a white flower with a yellow center that blooms above the whorl of leaves. When in the forest take nothing but, pictures and leave nothing but, nothing! Please stay on established trails and leave the forest as you found it. Well, you can take the trash out that less caring people leave.
Friday, April 11, 2014
These Catesby's Trillium, Trillium catesbaei are almost ready to bloom along the Shortline Trail at Tallulah Falls State Park in Rabun County, Georgia,
Thursday, April 10, 2014
So, I was out to one of my favorite wildflower spots today to bring you a photo. To say the least when I saw this I became instantly angry! Why do people do things like this when there is a refuse collection place 5 miles away! Hardly a day goes by that I don't find similar foolishness on the part of our uneducated human family. In this case, I did what I felt compelled to do, I took a picture then went and got a couple of trash bags and cleaned it up. I took the cans to the recycling center and thew the trash in the dumpster for trash. Every one talks about a better world. It starts right here! Please share this and talk to anyone who needs educated on the matter.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
|Sweet White Trillium also at Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail|
We went to Shirley Miller Wildflower Trail in the Pocket of Georgia, (Northwest Georgia, West of Lafayette) yesterday. I thought we were a bit early when I got there. But, then. We found this Celandine Poppy and more. Here is a list of flowers we found blooming.
1. Celendine Poppy
2. Virginia Bluebells
3. Dutchmans Britches
4. Trailing Trillium
5. Large Flowered Trillium
6. Trout Lily
And, many more! Don't wait too long before you go. The best is now until about 3 or 4 weeks. Maybe only 3 weeks.