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.
August 13, 2017 – Morning dew on Jewelweed in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)
Who remembers this from their childhood summers? Yesterday’s post with the passionflower (aka Maypop) jogged my memory and I had to make one.
August 8, 2017 – a passionflower ballerina made in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)
Passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata)
August 6, 2017 – native passionflower vine in Bent Tree (click picture for larger image)
Native phlox is currently blooming in some sunny spots in Bent Tree. An inch worm was traveling around on this one.
June 6, 2017 – Inch worm on native phlox in Bent Tree (click picture to zoom)
September 16, 2012 – an old plant identification sign
Galax (Galax urceolata synonym Galax aphylla), also known as Coltsfoot, Wand flower, and Beetleweed. The photo above was taken in September 2012, off the beaten path along Long Swamp Creek, near the Tamarack Drive end of the Beaver Run Trail. Years before that, many of the native plants in Bent Tree were marked with labels, and this little sign remained. I only found it because I spotted some trash in the underbrush and went to pick it up; the trash was next to the sign. I went back to the spot in the spring of 2013 and sure enough, galax was blooming around the sign. The sign, and that particular bed of galax, was swept away by the flood later in 2013. But, there are still many locations in the community where you can find galax in bloom right now. The photo below was taken on Monday.
May 8, 2017 – Galax blooming in Bent Tree
The photo below shows a nodding trillium blooming in Bent Tree last week. This one is known as Bashful Wakerobin (Trillium catesbaei), a.k.a. Catesby’s Trillium or Rose Trillium. Click here to see a post from 2013 for with a good picture of the same type of trillium taken that year.
April 20, 2017 – Trillium catesbaei in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)
Georgia’s state flower, the Cherokee Rose (Rosa laevigata). Click here for The Legend of the Cherokee Rose.
April 16, 2017 – Cherokee Rose in Bent Tree (click photo to zoom)
Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum), aka Swamp Lily or American Tiger Lily
July 19, 2016 – Turk’s Cap Lily in Bent Tree
The scheduled program is Bent Tree Wildflowers.
Spotted jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) is a late summer wildflower that has been blooming profusely in Bent Tree over the last couple of weeks. The photo above was taken this year, but my favorite picture of this particular wildflower is the macro shown below, from last year. Click the image below to zoom in.
September 4, 2014 – Spotted Jewelweed in Bent Tree (click image to zoom)