Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 22, 2012

Great Smoky Mountains Wildflower Update 5/21/12

Great Smoky Mountains Association  just published a new wildflower bloom report dated 5/21/12 by Tom Harrington

May 21, 2012

Flame Azalea Report for Gregory Bald – A few of the orange and yellow azaleas are blooming.   A few more appear as if their blooms will open within the next five days.   Most of the buds on the shrubs are very tight.  My estimate (not scientific) is that the blooms will either peak the first full  week or the second full week of June.   With the 90+ degree weather predicted this weekend the time for blooms to reach peak could be advanced.

May 21, 2012

Gregory Ridge (Beginning to End) – Sweet White Violet, Galax, Partridgeberry, Indian Pipe, Foam Flower, Wild Hydrangea, Sweet Shrub, Canadian Violet, Clinton Lily, Prostrate Blues, Common Cinquefoil, Star Grass, Mountain Laurel, Bowman’s Root, Rue Anemone, Flame Azalea, Meadow Parsnip, and Blackberry.

Gregory Bald (Beginning to End) – Blackberry, Flame Azalea, Common Cinquefoil, Prostrate Bluets, Yarrow, White Clover, Galax, Hawkweed, Clinton Lily, Indian Cucumber, Canadian Violet, Rue Anemone,False Solomon’s Seal, Solomon’s Seal, Vasey Trillium (1), Goats Beard, Bowman’s Root, Loosestrife, Spiderwort, Catawba Rhododendron (1 shrub with many blooms), and Common Milkweed.

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