Native Plant of the Day 09/21/2014
Photo from Oct 17, 2010. Location: Blount County, TN
Bursting Hearts opened seedpod – for more photos / information go to the Euonymus americanus detail page.
Lyon’s Turtlehead, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (9/17/2014.) Scientific name is Chelone lyonii. It is also known as Red Turtlehead, Pink Turtlehead, and Appalachian Turtlehead . Photo below was taken near the Craggy Gardens Picnic Area of the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Buncombe County, NC on Aug 29, 2014. Go to the Lyon’s Turtlehead detail page for more photos and information.
Allegheny Stonecrop, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (9/14/2014.) Scientific name is Hylotelephium telephioides. It is also known as Allegheny Live-for-ever. Photo below was taken along the Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, in Rockingham County, VA on Sep 4, 2014. Go to the Allegheny Stonecrop detail page for more photos and information.
My wife and I were heading to a couple of events in Morganton (a memorial service) and Linville (a wedding), NC on Labor Day weekend. We have family in Roanoke, VA, and we had some spare time after the wedding, so we decided to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs by Linville, and on our return trip to stop by Roanoke for a visit afterwards.