I've seen people posting wildflowers on Facebook taken at Rocky Gap, so we decided to head up there before all the Spring flowers were gone. While we didn't find a large assortment, we did find some that we hadn't yet seen this year.
|Amazingly soft carpet of moss|
|Eastern Redbud Tree|
|Underside of Yellow Swallowtail|
|Horaces Duskywing Butterfly?|
|Eastern Towhee (without zoom lens)|
April 29, 2017 - Cunningham Falls and Catoctin Mountain Park
Hubby suggested that we go up to the mountains, instead of the tow path, which is where I often go when I'm alone. We found quite a variety of flowers.
|Another Jack-in-the-Pulpit. They were everywhere!|
|Virginia Spring Beauty|
|Trout Lily (taken from a distance, then zoomed in)|
|Yellow Woodland Violet|
|Common Blue Violet|
April 21, 2017 Great Smoky Mountain National Park
I plan to continue adding to this page as I accumulate more photos. As a starting point, we just returned from our annual trek to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is well known for its variety of wildflowers. I'd like to get better at identifying the flowers I see, so I'll be researching and labeling them here. I don't claim to be an expert, just an enthusiast, so if you see any errors in my identification, please let me know!
|White Erect Trillium|
|Wild Blue Phlox|
|need more research - possibly Bowman's Root?|
|Common Fleabane again. I love these|