Jack-in-the-pulpits were abundant in Bent Tree this spring. The photo below was taken in early May. Click here to link to a post from 7 years ago, when there were Jack-in-the-pulpits aplenty. That post gives more information about the plant and what to look for.
Solomon’s Seal and False Solomon’s Seal have been blooming in Bent Tree this month. Both plants are native in Georgia and have similar leaves, but have very different flowers (see photos below).
The mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) is in various stages of bloom throughout Bent Tree right now. It’s hard to miss.
Native plant Little Sweet Betsy (Trillium cuneatum)
“Whereas, if it were not for the cross-pollination activities of honeybees for over fifty different crops, we would soon have to live on cereals and nuts”. – from the 1975 resolution that declared the honeybee as Georgia’s Official State Insect. Click here to read the entire resolution. The pictures above and below show a honeybee on a native obedient plant in Bent Tree (with the bee headfirst into a flower in the picture below). Click here for a previous post about obedient plants. Interestingly enough, the picture in that post has Georgia’s Official State Butterfly (eastern tiger swallowtail) on the bloom.
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), also known as spotted touch-me-not, is a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. The bushy annuals shine like jewels when covered with the morning dew, especially when the sun hits them. The juice from the stems is said to help treat poison ivy rashes.
Who remembers this from their childhood summers? Yesterday’s post with the passionflower (aka Maypop) jogged my memory and I had to make one.
Passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata)
Native phlox is currently blooming in some sunny spots in Bent Tree. An inch worm was traveling around on this one.