Friday, April 30, 2010

Wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee is the only place that we have seen yellow violets. The purple and white are called confederate. What is so wonderful that when you take a photo of one flower there are all these others that appear in the shot.

pink trillium with a carpet of white wildflowers

This was one of the joys of the weekend, seeing a new trillium. Three white petals with three long, green petals between them and a dark center.

white trillium with a carpet of wildflowers

foam flower

yellow trillium


Anne, do you think the large leaf is wild ginger? It is so much larger that the ginger you gave us, but the leaf shape is the same.


Three Owls said...

gorgeous! I love the trilliums, I have only seen white here that 'fade' to pink... how amazing to have so many different kinds. The yellow violets are lovely, those grow at higher elevations here and the purple are lower down... does the blue clematis grow there?

tagskie said...

Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!

Mississippi Made said...

Trillium if my favorite. I continue to be amazed and excited whenever I see a new variety. I will get some photos of those in our yard when they bloom.