Ijams Hiking Club searches for early wildflowers at William Hastie
Last Saturday, the Ijams Hiking Club went searching for early spring woodland wildflowers at William Hastie Natural Area in the Knoxville Urban Wilderness. Wildflower enthusiasts Lynne and Bob Davis lead the way.
Bob writes, "The
wildflowers that were in profusion were rue anenome and trout lilies!
The glade phlox wasn't quite all out but there were many isolated
colonies. All the round-lobed hepatica petals and bloodroot had been
knocked off by the rain. Kidney leaf buttercup, yellow trillium, mountain stonecrop and toothworts did show. Saw the leaves of downy plaintain, tipularia and one puttyroot! Solomon seals had their buds
hanging down from the stem and a few squawroots were new among last