Tag Archives: South Georgia Wildflowers & Native Plants

Durden’s Mill Pond

Durdenville GA Durdens Mill Pond Emanuel County Coca Cola Sign Millstone Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This sign beckoned me to turn in, but besides turning around and snapping a few shots, I was unable to explore this local landmark as it’s private property.

Durdenville GA Durdens Mill Pond Emanuel County Landmark Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The structure pictured above and the cabin below are all I saw, but there appear to be others on the surrounding property.

Durdenville GA Durdens Mill Pond Emanuel County Cabin Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

The mill pond is a tranquil landscape and a longtime favorite of fishermen.

Durdens Mil Pond Durdenville GA Emanuel County Landmark Cypress Trees Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Scarlet Wild Basil (Clinopodium coccineum) , a species widespread in the nearby Ohoopee Dunes, is present here, as well. I’ve seen more of these interesting native plants in Emanuel County than anywhere else in Georgia.

Durdenville GA Durdens Mill Pond Emanuel County GA Scarlet Wild Basil Ohoopee Dunes Landscape Wildflower Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Butterfly Weed, Ben Hill County

Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Orange Wildflower Native Plant Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

In the milkweed family, Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is one of the showiest and most memorable SouthGeorgia wildflowers. It’s not uncommon, but you have to know where to look for it.

Milkweed Asclepias tuberosa Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Calliopsis, Ben Hill County

Goldenmane Tickseed Coreopsis basalis Calliopsis Yellow Spring Wildflowers Native Plants Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Most people just see pretty yellow wildflowers on the roadside and lump them all together, but I try my best to identify them when I can. This particular coreopsis (Coreopsis basalis) is also known as Golden-mane Tickseed, Golden-mane Coreopsis, or simply Tickseed. I wish botanists could agree on one name! It’s common in ditches and waste areas all over South Georgia from late spring until early summer.

Goldenmane Tickseed Coreopsis basalis Calliopsis Spring Wildflowers Native Plants Ben Hill County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Coral Bean, Toombs County

Coral Bean Erythrina herbacea Red Flower Bush Tree Altamaha River Bottomlands Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Coral Bean (Erythrina herbacea) is one of South Georgia’s most colorful native plants, though it’s rarely found in great numbers. It’s widely cultivated by home gardeners for its showy red flowers as a treat for hummingbirds.

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Hooded Pitcher Plants in Bloom, Berrien County

Hooded Pitcher Plant Sarracenia minor in Bloom Endangered Native Carnivourous Plant Bannockburn Community Berrien County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

Often seen in ditches and bogs, the Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor) is one of the most interesting and unique plants in South Georgia.

 

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Spring Wildflowers, Haw Pond Road

Roadside Wildflowers Spring Color Verbena Turner County GA Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

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Cypress Swamp, Waynesville

Waynesville GA Brantley County Cypress Pond Swamp Coreopsis Natural Area Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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