Smokeys Plants Trip

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  1. woodsmanjohn

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    Here are a few pics from the Smokeys I had taken around May. I did a little hiking while I was up and some bird watching. These plants have a wide variety of medicinal uses.

    Yellow Trillium
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    Witches Butter
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    Wild Strawberry
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    Wild Stonecrop.
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    Not sure on this one is maybe an Orchid.
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    Some more from the mountains.

    Sweet white violet
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    Squirrel Corn
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    Squaw Root, Cancer Root

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    Rattlesnake Plantain
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    Pipsissewa

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    Blue Phlox

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    Another Orchid Perhaps
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    Mayapple American Mandrake flower.
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    Mayapple

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    Jack in the pulpit
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    Iris
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    Indian Strawberry
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    Not sure on this one.
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    Small waterfall
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    Another plant I'm not sure of.
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    I love hemlock forest Eastern Hemlock below.

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    Fringed Phacelia
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    Fiddlehead roll of fern I always enjoy seeing these.
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    False Solomons seal
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    Dog Hobble
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    Carpet Bugle
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    Blue Violet
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    Nice! I was on Noland Creek yesterday.
     
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    Noland creek yep beautiful area.
     
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    Thanks, buddy I appreciate it.
     
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    I need to up my plant ID game! Nice job!
     
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    Thanks, Jonah I'm glad you like the post brother. I really enjoy posting them plant Id and learning the medicinal and bush uses of plants is an awesome skill to practice a lot of fun for sure.
     
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    Your photography is excellent as well. Each plant and its identifying features are in focus and easy to identify.

    Showed this to my Mom who is the President of the local Arboretum non-profit group and she was impressed as well. :)
     
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    Thanks, buddy I really appreciate it. I am glad you both like the photos. :)
     
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    Thank you MommaJ I really appreciate it. :)
     
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    1st unidentified I think is wild oats.
     
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    Thanks buddy
     
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    I'm so glad you started posting again. Many of the plants you ID grow in my AO.
    Thank you!
     
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    Thanks, brother I'm going to get on as much as I can at least once a week. Try to get a trip in at least once a month I have quite a few trips and classes planned for the next year so I will post some trip reports on those. I also going to try to finish Bushclass before the end of next year. But I really appreciate it buddy and I'm really glad you like the pics.
     
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    Very nice. Love the pictures. :)

    Keep up the good work. :)
     
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    Thank you buddy I am glad you liked the pics.
     
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    Beautiful photos. The smokies are truly amazing! My favorite place on earth.
     
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    Thanks, Joseph it is one of mine as well buddy.
     
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    Knocking them out of the park!
     
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    Thanks for all the great photos and plant I.D.
     
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    Thanks, buddy I appreciate it.
     
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    I'm glad you like them buddy.
     
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    The plant in this picture looks much to me like Macoun's Buttercup.
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    Thanks for sharing such a great pic library of the plants in your AO. You have a great eye! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Last one is Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis).

    Great pics! I absolutely love spring wildflowers in the Smokies!
     
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    Thanks, buddy I appreciate it.
     
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    Thanks, buddy.
     
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    Thanks, bro I was sure it was an Orchid but unsure of the ID I do appreciate it. :dblthumb:
     
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    Wonderful pictures! Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Truly great photos. Thank you.
    Posting here, so I can come back and study.

    I love the Great Smoky Mountains. I live on the edge of the park.
     
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    Thank you my friend.
     
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    Thanks, buddy I'm glad you like the pics. The GSM is an amazing place for sure and that is really cool that you live that close to. I have been going up to the mountains since I was a kid and it is one of my favorite places to visit. Thanks again
     
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    Great thread, thanks! Have been in western NC for a year now and still learning the plants, you’ve got quite a bit of knowledge and I’m envious! I’ll get there in time. Glad to see some live hemlocks and doesn’t look covered in adelgids....were those trees treated (maybe painted or tagged)? Have been treating Carolina hemlocks for work over the past month. I really enjoy hemlock groves as well and without pesticide they are quickly disappearing around here.

    Thanks again for the wonderful posts :dblthumb:
     
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    Also just have to ask, what resources do you use for plant ID? I’m always looking for good local guides as well as new apps
     
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    I'll answer as well, even though I'm not the OP.

    For the GSMNP and surrounding area, nothing beats this book:

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    In general, I like the National Audubon Society guides, as well as some of the Peterson ones.
     
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    Thanks, buddy the Wooly Adelgid has done a lot of damage over the years for sure. I find myself looking at the base of the needles to check on occasion. When in the Smokys or back home. We have a small hemlock forest in the Sipsey Wilderness in Alabama, as far as I know it has not hit here yet and I hope it never does. I'm not sure if the tree in the pick had been treated or not. I know the NPS has been trying different forms of treatment including insecticides and predatory beetles. The Hemlocks are a very beautiful and important ecological tree so I hope in the end that it will all work out.
     
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    That is a great and compact reference. :dblthumb:
     
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    Forestree I use several

    These are a few of the books I use on a regular basis.
    Wildflower of the Tennesee the Ohio valley and the Southern Appalachians.
    Newcombs Wildflower guide
    Petersons Guide Book Wildflowers.

    I would also recommend Botany in a day the patterns method of plant identification by Elpel Great book.
     
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    Oh yeah, those hemlocks in the Sipsey are an oddity. I remember seeing them there and when looking at a range map, it’s like a tiny island way out there. That’s good the wooly adelgid isn’t there at this point. Typically when I see a semi healthy green hemlock grove on the national forest here, most always it’s because the trees are being treated
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
     
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    All of our hemlocks are dead. The tops keep falling, then the rest, finally the whole tree, what is left, falls over.
    So sad. I have been here 12 years and I believe that it was a 'new' thing then.

    We also have a lot of Japanese Knotweed. A small, 1/2", piece can start a new plant, so weed whackers are not the solution.
    It is in huge patches along the creek below up. The owners cannot get rid of it. It is 12 ft tall by June every year.

    I covered a big patch that I had in black plastic for over 3 years to kill it. Then I built a big bonfire on that spot.
    I now have a pond there. Fed by spring, underground water, and a line from the creek.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that buddy the Eastern Hemlocks we have here, as far as I know, are doing well. I don't think we have a problem with the Japanese Kotweed the Kudzu is all over the place though it has quite a few uses though.
     
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    The odd thing is the Knotweed and Kudzu are both edible.
     
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    Edible and Medicinal I have used kudzu vine for a lot of different projects as well.
     
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