Tag Archives: Smoky Mountains

#NPOD: Whorled Loosestrife #Nativeplants

Whorled Loosestrife – Native Plant of the Day 08/09/2016

Photo from 06/28/2014. Location: Low Gap Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN. More info / photos at the Lysimachia quadrifolia detail page.

Whorled Loosestrife - Lysimachia quadrifolia

Whorled Loosestrife – Lysimachia quadrifolia

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#NPOD: Rugel’s Indian Plantain #Nativeplants

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Native Plant of the Day 07/12/2016

Photo from 07/16/2015. Location: GSMNP Clingman’s Dome Trail, Swain County, NC. More photos / info at the Rugelia nudicaulis detail page.

Rugelia, Rugel’s Indian Plantain, Rugel’s Ragwort, Winter Well - Rugelia nudicaulis

Rugel’s Indian Plantain – Rugelia nudicaulis

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#NPOD: Mountain Wood Sorrel #Nativeplants

Mountain Wood Sorrel – Native Plant of the Day 05/31/2016

Photo from 06/18/2005. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN. More photos / info at the  Oxalis montana  detail page.

Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel - Oxalis montana

Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel – Oxalis montana

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#NPOD: American Umbrella Leaf #Nativeplants

American Umbrella Leaf – Native Plant of the Day 03/29/2016

Photo from 05/04/2015. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Little River Trail. More photos / info at the Diphylleia cymosa detail page.

American Umbrella Leaf, Umbrella-leaf - Diphylleia cymosa

American Umbrella Leaf – Diphylleia cymosa

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#RV Journal: Cades Cove Campground, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Location, location, location. That’s why Cade’s Cove Campground is so popular. There are few amenities – bear-proof dumpsters, a cold-water-only bath house – let’s not really call it a bath house; it has no shower facilities. The C-loop also has a nice dump station. There is also a campground store, but this appears to be more of a snack and souvenir shop than a place where you can get the groceries you need for camping, so make sure you are well-supplied before you come. They do sell approved firewood – all firewood brought into the park must be certified, to reduce the likelihood of you bringing a tree infestation or disease into the park.

But it’s the location…

Cade's Cove

Cade’s Cove

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Brook Lettuce – Micranthes micranthidifolia – Added to USWildflowers’ Database

Brook Lettuce, a native species, has been added to the USWildflowers database (09/16/2015.)  Scientific name is Micranthes micranthidifolia. Photo below was taken along the Little River Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on May 04, 2015. Go to the Brook Lettuce detail page for more photos and information.

Brook Lettuce, Mountain Lettuce, Branch Lettuce, Lettuceleaf Saxifrage, Deer Tongue - Micranthes micranthidifolia

Brook Lettuce – Micranthes micranthidifolia

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