Tag: Blue Ridge Parkway

Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine

Trumpet Creeper or Trumpet Vine [Campsis radicans] found outside the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea on 17 June 2013 and in Asheville, North Carolina on 26 June 2016 and 2 July 2021. It’s a member of the Trumpet-creeper or Bignonia  (Bignoniaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 328-329, says that it grows in moist woods and …

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Thunberg’s Geranium

Thunberg’s Geranium [Geranium thunbergii], a member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family, found at the roadside on 28 August 2020 near mile marker 388 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is not native to North America.  It’s a small flower and you have to get close to photograph its details. USDA Plants Listing:  Geranium thunbergii

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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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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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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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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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

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

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

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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