Tag Archive: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Aug 21

Fungi on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, South Asheville

Fungi on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in South Asheville, North Carolina on 21 August 2016.  

Jul 10

Great Laurel or Rosebay Rhododendron

Great Laurel or Rosebay [Rhododendron maximum] on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in South Asheville, North Carolina on 10 July 2016.  It’s a member of the Heath (Ericaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 292-293, says it blooms in early summer in damp woods and swamps. USDA Plants Listing: Rhododendron maximum

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

Mar 06

Along the MST – 6 March 2016

On the Mountains-to-Sea trail in South Asheville, North Carolina on 6 March 2016.

Apr 11

Mayapple or Mandrake

Mayapple or Mandrake [Podophyllum peltatum] found on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Folk Art Center on 11 April 2015.  It’s a member of the Bayberry (Berberidaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 354-355, says that it’s found in rich woods and pastures in Spring. USDA Plants Listing: Podophyllum peltatum

Apr 11

Wild Oats or Sessileleaf Bellwort

Wild Oats or Sessileleaf Bellwort [Uvularia sessilifolia] found on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Folk Art Center on 11 April 2015.  It’s a member of the Lily (Liliaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 340-341, says that it’s common in woods and thickets in Spring.  It has a clasping leaf that is not pierced by the …

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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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Sep 07

Hog Peanut or American Hogpeanut

Hog Peanut or American Hogpeanut [Amphicarpaea bracteata] found near the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville, just off the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, on 7 September 2014.  It’s a vine and a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 110-111 states that it blooms in summer and early fall in moist thickets. USDA Plants …

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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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Apr 12

Field Pansy

Field Pansy [Viola bicolor] found on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Folk Art Center on 12 April 2014.  It’s a member of the Violet (Violaceae) family.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 56-57, says it can be found in fields and along roadsides.  The synonym used in the guide is Viola kitaibeliana. USDA Plants Listing: Viola bicolor

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