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What Will You Find Here????
You will find digital photographs of wild flowers from the Great Smoky Mountains (GSM) and Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP).  Photographs have been taken with a Sony Digital Mavica FD91 Camera by an amateur photographer. Brief description will be given of each flower, including blooming time, and locations found (except for rare or endangered plants).  Blooming season varies depending on elevation and weather conditions.   As much as possible, the following photographs have been organized sequentially to coincide with the blooming times beginning in March and ending in October.

Sources of Research:

Adams, Kevin and Marty Casstevens.  Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians - How  to Photograph and Identify Them. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair Publisher,  1996.

Adkins, Leonard and Joe Monica Cook (photographs).  Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail,  1st edition.  Birmingham, AL:  Menasha  Ridge Press,  1999.

Fretz, Thomas.  Scenic Drives and Wildflower Walks in the Great Smokies. Knoxville, TN:  The Knoxville Garden Club, 1990.  

Hudson, Robert, William F. Hudson, and Aaron J. Sharp.  Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers, 5th edition.  Northbrook , IL : Windy Pines Publishing, 1995.

Justice, William S. and C. Ritchie Bell.  Wild Flowers of North Carolina.  Chapel Hill, NC :  The University of North Carolina Press,  1968.

Niering, William A. and Nancy C. Olmstead.  The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers Eastern Region.  New York City, NY:  Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. , 1993.

Smith, Richard M.  Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.  Knoxville, Tennessee : University of Tennessee Press,  1998.

Spellenberg, Richard . Familiar Flowers of North America East Region. New York City, New York : Chanticleer Press,  1998.

Stupka, Arthur and Donald H. Robinson.  Wildflowers in Color.  New York City, NY :  Harper and Row, Publishers, Inc. ,  1965.