Update with a new report from July 16, 2012
Snake Den Ridge (Beginning to End) – Wood Nettle, Yellow Touch-me-nots, Black Cohosh, Heal All, Tick Trefoil, Wild Hydrangea, Pink Turtle Head (3), Rudgels Indian Plantain, Rattlesnake Plantain, White Top Aster, White Snake Root, Rosebay Rhododendron, Turks Cap Lily, Indian Pipe, and Crimson Bee Balm.
Great Smoky Mountains Association just published a new wildflower bloom report dated 7/13/12 by Tom Harrington
Anthony Creek (Beginning to End) – Rattlesnake Plantain, Rosebay Rhododendron, Heal All, Tick Trefoil, Crimson Bee Balm, Yellow Wood Sorrel, False Foxglove, Black Cohosh, Basil Bee Balm, Love Vine, White Top Aster, Wood Nettle, and Tassel Rue.
Bote Mountain (From Anthony Creek Trail to Appalachian Trail) – Rosebay Rhododendron, Crimson Bee Balm, White Top Aster, Yellow Touch-me-nots, Heal All, Wild Golden Glows, Love Vine, Wood Nettle, and Red Clover.
Appalachian Trail (From Jenkins Ridge Trail to Russell Field Trail) – Rosebay Rhododendron, Heal All, Orange Touch-me-nots, Crimson Bee Balm, Basil Bee Balm, Mountain Saint John’s Wort, and Love Vine.
Russell Field – (Beginning to End) – Crimson Bee Balm, Wood Nettle, White Top Aster, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Rosebay Rhododendron, Heal All, and Tick Trefoil.
Note: The Crimson Bee Balm are at peak on Bote Mountain, the Appalachian Trail and Russell Field Trails (higher elevations) are very beautiful.
see all of their reports at: http://www.smokiesinformation.org/nature-wildlife/wildflower-updates/
- Great Smoky Wildflower Report 4/23/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflower Update 4/16/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Great Smoky Mountains Wildflower Update 5/18/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)