Love Vine at peak bloom

Tom HarringtonOur Town Outdoors

Wildflower Report – Middle Prong Trail (B-E) – 16 August 2023 

  • Crimson Bee Balm – Few – Past peak bloom (about gone).
  • Doll Eyes – Some – Berries
  • Heal All – Some – Gone in lower elevations – nice blooms in the higher elevations of this trail.
  • Love Vine – Few – At peak bloom at the junction of Middle Prong & Greenbrier Ridge trails.
  • Pale Jewelweed – Some – Some at peak bloom.
  • Rattlesnake Plantain – Few – Well past peak bloom (about gone).
  • White Snake Root – Few – Just starting to bloom.
  • White Top Asters – Many – At various stages of the blooming process – some just starting to bloom.
  • Wood Nettle – Some – Mostly past peak bloom.

Notes: Not a lot of blooms on this trail. The photo of the White Snake Root is an old photo. The blooms were not advanced enough today to use a photo of them on the report.

Tom Harrington is a regular hiker who reports on wildflowers in the Smokies.


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