Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wildflowers at Station Cove Falls

On a warm early spring day, a friend and I enjoyed the spectacular display of wildflowers at Station Cove Falls in South Carolina.
The 1.5 mile round trip trail goes through a cove forest with the highest density of herbaceous plants in the area...
especially large populations of sweet betsy (Trillium cuneatum),
and a few yellow trillium too.
Also blooming were sharped-lobed hepatica, bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), delicate rue-anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides), and halberd-leaf violet (Viola hastata).
The trail ends at the base of a 60 foot falls. 
And yes, there were cute little salamanders swimming around in the creek.

If you do visit, please protect this pristine place and keep it clean and unspoiled by staying on the trail as much as possible.

2 comments:

  1. Sallymander soup is quite tasty. :-)

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  2. Ewwwww- do they serve that with trillium-tossed salad?

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