Blue Ridge Parkway Wildflower Report from Virtual Blue Ridge

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This is the Blue Ridge Parkway Wildflower Report for the week of June 18. An abundance of rain in the region here in late spring has given us full creeks and nice waterfalls tumbling down to the piedmont along with prolific wildflower bloom.

Beginning on the north end of the Parkway in the Ridge District, look for nice displays of Mountain Laurel and Goat’s Beard from milepost 0 – 25. Through the James River area, a few Tulip Poplar are still in bloom and just a few remaining Laurel.

A nice wall of rhododendron lines the road across Apple Orchard Mountain north of the Peaks of Otter. Other species there including Columbine and Morning Glory, Golden Alexander, Bluebell, Queen Anne’s Lace, Daisy Fleabane are also visible. Through the Peaks of Otter take a look at the Fire Pink and the Tulip Poplar which are very nice right now.

Further south on the high plateau near Mabry Mill, visitors will find Fire Pink and Bladder Campion. Tulip Tree and Rosebay Rhododendron are on nice display around the Blue Ridge Music Center near the state line.

via Blue Ridge Parkway Wildflower Report for June 19, 2009.

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