Georgia’s Trout Lily

The tiny Trout Lilly is one of Georgia’s many unique native plant species.   As temperatures begin to warm and spring approaches, the first of the woodland plants begin to peek above the leaf litter. One of the first to emerge is the spring-ephemeral (short-lived) Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum). Trout...

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The Mayapple is a hidden Georgia-native gem.

Spring has recently arrived in Georgia, and native plants are sprouting up in the woodlands across the state. The Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is a unique plant that grows as large dense mats in open woods, often near a water source such as a river, creek, or swampy bottomland. The Mayapple...

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