Rhododendron canescens is a familiar harbinger of spring that can be seen blooming along wooded roadsides throughout the South this time of year. Its common names include Native Azalea (a general term for numerous native rhododendrons), Piedmont Azalea, Mountain Azalea, Honeysuckle Azalea, Sweet Azalea, Pinxterflower, among others.
Tag Archives: South Georgia Wildflowers & Native Plants
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.
The structure pictured above and the cabin below are all I saw, but there appear to be others on the surrounding property.
The mill pond is a tranquil landscape and a longtime favorite of fishermen.
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.
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.