Tag Archive: Blue Ridge Parkway

Jul 23

American Bellflower or Tall Bellflower

American Bellflower or Tall Bellflower [Campanulastrum americanum] found near mile marker 437 on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 25 July 2013 and 23 July 2017. It’s a member of the Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 216-217, says it blooms in summer and fall in moist thickets.  The guide lists it’s scientific name as …

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Apr 16

Rue Anemone

Rue Anemone [Anemonella thalictroides] photos were taken on the Mountains-to-Sea trail between the Blue Ridge Parkway Folk Art Center and Visitor’s Center on 16 April 2017.  It’s the member of the Buttercup (Ranunculaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 392-3, states it’s a “delicate spring flower” that is found in open woods. It can have 5-10 petallike …

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Jul 30

Common Dodder or Love Vine

Common Dodder or Love Vine [Cuscuta gronovii] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, Glassy Mine Overlook, along the roadside on 30 July 2016. It’s a member of the Dodder (Cuscutaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 322-323, says it’s a parasitic plant, that “tightly twines around the stems of other plants and absorbs their sap …

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May 28

Striped Prince’s Pine or Spotted Wintergreen

Striped Prince’s Pine or Spotted Wintergreen [Chimaphila maculata] found near mile marker 437 on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 25 July 2013 and in Travelers Rest, SC on 28 May 2016. It’s a member of the Shinleaf (Pyrolaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 284-285, says it blooms in summer in dry woods. Timothy P. Spira’s …

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May 16

Pink Lady’s Slippers on Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Pink Lady’s Slippers [Cypripedium acaule] found on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville on 16 May 2016. USDA Plants Listing: Cypripedium acaule

May 30

Canada Mayflower

Canada Mayflower [Maianthemum canadense] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, Glassy Mine Overlook, along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 30 May 2015. It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 130-131, says its flowers bloom in spring. It’s also named Wild Lily-of-the-valley. USDA Plants Listing:  Maianthemum canadense

May 30

White Clintonia

White Clintonia [Clintonia umbellulata] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway, milepost 437, Glassy Mine Overlook, along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 30 May 2015. It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 338-339, says its flowers bloom in spring and early summer. USDA Plants Listing:  Clintonia umbellulata

Sep 21

Smooth Solomon’s Seal

Smooth Solomon’s Seal [Polygonatum biflorum] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville, just off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 26 May 2014.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 342-343 states that it blooms in woods in late spring and early summer.  The photo of the fruit bearing plant …

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Jul 12

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain [Goodyera pubescens] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville, just off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 1 August 2013, 27 July 2013, and 12 July 2014.  It’s a member of the Orchid (Orchidaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 24-25 states that it blooms in summer in woodlands. USDA Plants Listing: Goodyera …

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Jun 15

Common Wood Sorrel or Mountain Woodsorrel

Common Wood Sorrel or Mountain Woodsorrel [Oxalis montana] found near mile marker 437 on the Blue Ridge Parkway on 15 June 2014. It’s a member of the Wood Sorrel (Oxalidaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 184-185, states that it’s found in cool woods in spring and early summer. USDA Plants Listing: Oxalis montana

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