Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wildflower hike at Black Rock Mountain State Park on the Tennessee Rock Trail with Don Fisher on May 24, 2016

It was a beautiful day as 17 people greeted Don at the trailhead and began a wildflower adventure in a beautiful, lush, rich deciduous forest.
Thick with Cinnamon, New York, Rattlesnake, and Christmas ferns; and the sweet song of birds; especially, Chestnut-sided Warblers, Black-throated Green Warblers, Parula Warblers, and the loud call of the Oven Birds, along with many blooming plants; this forest was full of so
much to enjoy.  The plant of the day was the abundant Indian Cucumber Root which was in bloom.   We plied Don with many questions and he did not disappoint with his experience and knowledge of the plants.  Thank you Don!

Below the boulder field

Zigzag Spiderwort:  Tradescantia subaspera

Yellow Birch tree
Getting ready

Meeting up

Rhododendron catawbiense

Indian Cucumber Root; Medeola virginiana

hikers and ferns

Carolina Lily; Lilium michauxii

Catesby's Trillium; Trillium catesbaei

Don and Dan


Galax; Galax urceolata


Great Solomon's Seal; Polygonatum canaliculatum

Hudsonian Bluets; Houstonia purpurea

Maple Leaf Viburnum;  Viburnum acerifolium

Maple Leaf Viburnum

Perfoliate Bellwort; Uvularia perfoliata

Rattlesnake Fern

Rockcap Fern and Galax

Rockcap Fern


Sweet Shrub; Calycanthus floridus

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