Tag: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

Sweet Breath of Spring or Winter Honeysuckle

Winter Honeysuckle - 20 Feb 2024

Sweet Breath of Spring or Winter Honeysuckle [Lonicera fragrantissima] found on the Mountains-to-Sea trail, near the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina on 20 February 2024.  It’s a member of the Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae) family. The book Trees, Shrubs, and Vines, by Arthur T. Viertel, description no. 465, states it flowers March-May.  It was introduced …

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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.  

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

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

Along the MST – 6 March 2016

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

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

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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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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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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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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