Mystery bells

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Date Photo Taken: 07/13/2013
Location: Gilmer County, GA
Posted By: Lollijohnson

Notes:

Found this Wildflower/Weed on the Bushy Head Rd section of Benton Macaye Trl in Gilmer County, GA. Very small white urn or bell shaped flowers hanging from one side of stem to tip. Below are alternating leaves as shown in photo??

COMMENTS

  1. parityanimal Flower Fanatic says:

    I think that’s Lily Of The Valley (Convallaria majalis). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_of_the_Valley

    July 18th, 2013 at 10:38 am
  2. Lollijohnson Unregistered says:

    I believe this plant is too tall to be Lily of the Valley.The stem was at least 3 ft tall. Could not see the base without getting into Poison Ivy. The alternating leaves shown went down as far as I could see.

    July 18th, 2013 at 9:15 pm
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Possibly one of the spiranthes…
    I had one bloom in my meadow this year also… I ‘forgot’ to mark it for observation…

    July 19th, 2013 at 9:22 am
  4. Hope Unregistered says:

    Solomon’s seal?

    July 21st, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  5. Lollijohnson Unregistered says:

    I went back yesterday to try to get a better shot and the roadside and bank had been mowed! Saw a Solomon’s Seal up higher that had gone to seed. The plant in the photo above only had leaves at the bottom of the stem. We had seen two plants so don’t think it was a fluke. Can not locate in any of my sources. Thanks everyone for trying to help!

    July 21st, 2013 at 6:42 pm
  6. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    They mowed the wildflowers!
    That is so irritating!
    Some states are getting smarter about their mowing schedule, but entirely too often… The crew goes in and mows at the worst possible time…. And destroys the neat plants… Leaving Yuch blech, useless grass…

    July 22nd, 2013 at 9:31 am
  7. dawna101 Leaf Lover says:

    They are Lily of the Valley. They come out every spring and are very hardy. if you let the grass grow back, so will they.

    January 26th, 2014 at 6:15 pm

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