Thanks for another good year at USWildflowers.com in 2016.
Small Green Woodland Orchid, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/15/2016.) Scientific name is Platanthera clavellata. Photo below was taken in Grayson Highlands State Park, Grayson County, VA on Aug 2, 2016. Go to the Small Green Woodland Orchid detail page for more information.
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.