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Mar 19

Amicalola Falls: Trail from the Base of the Falls

Spring is so near, but seems so far away. The North Georgia Mountains continue to be colder than usual for this time of year and the spring wildflowers are not making their normal progress.

On the 9th of March, I traversed some of the Trail from the Base of the Amicalola Falls and was surprised to see very little–only a few plants tentatively poking their delicate leaves above soil—leaves of the Whippoorwill (Toadshade) trillium; trout lilies, and Virginia Bluebells. During a normal spring the wildflowers sprout rapidly, but not this year. When I returned to that same area this morning in the cold misty rain, I saw little progress. Here are images of the few things I found.

Yellow Trillium

Yellow Trillium

Whippoorwill (Toadshade) Trillium

Whippoorwill (Toadshade) Trillium

Trout Lillies

Trout Lillies

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone

Dutchman's Breeches

Dutchman’s Breeches

Cutleaf Toothwort

Cutleaf Toothwort

un-opened Blood Root (Whippoorwill Trillium in the background)

un-opened Blood Root (Whippoorwill Trillium in the background)

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