Cumberland Rosinweed, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (08/19/2016.) Scientific name is Silphium bracheatum. Photo below was taken in Franklin County, TN on Aug 13, 2016. Go to the Cumberland Rosinweed detail page for more information.
Cumberland Rosinweed – Silphium brachiatum
Blue Flax – Native Plant of the Day 08/11/2016
Photo from 06/14/2010. Location: Lucky Peak Road, Ada County, ID. More info / photos at the Linum lewisii detail page.
Wild Blue Flax – Linum lewisii
Location / Name: Grayson Highlands State Park Hickory Ridge Campground, Mouth of Wilson, VA (Near Mt. Rogers)
Date: 08/01//2016 thru 08/05 (4 nights)
Grayson Highlands State Park came to my attention when I started rock climbing. I had heard it mentioned quite favorably several times in conversations in relation to bouldering, one form of rock climbing. On a trip to visit relatives in Roanoke, Virginia last year with my wife I wanted to swing by the state park to look it over, and we loved the ride up The Crooked Road and the wonderful views from within the park, so I knew then that at some point I wanted to spend a few days there in the campground. Things finally lined up and I was able to spend four nights there starting Aug 1, 2016. NOTE: Grayson Highlands State Park also has a horse campground that is not reviewed here.
Grayson Highlands State Park Wild Ponies – from the Rhododendron Trail
Indian Pink – Native Plant of the Day 08/08/2016
Photo from 05/17/2011. Location: Lookout Mountain, Hamilton County, TN. More info / photos at the Spigelia marilandica detail page.
Indian Pink – Spigelia marilandica
Limestone Hawksbeard – Native Plant of the Day 08/05/2016
Photo from 06/07/2010. Location: Boise Foothills, Ada County, ID. More info / photos at the Crepis intermedia detail page.
Limestone Hawksbeard, Smallflower Hawksbeard – Crepis intermedia