They say April showers bring May flowers and Blood Mountain proved them true!
Golden Ragwort was used by the Native Americans as a medicine to sure uterine problems for women.
Rhododendron. Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurel were planted in the 1930's by the Civil Conservation Corps as an attempt to reforest the mountains after they had been clear cut for their hardwoods.
The Southern Nodding Trillium has been endangered in Georgia and Tennessee since 2009.
A Yellow Lady's Slipper. Lady Slippers are also called moccasin flower, camel's foot, squirrel foot, steeple cap, Venus' shoes, and whippoorwill shoe.
Spiderwort. Some species will open up in the morning and close again during the heat of the day, though they may stay open all day on a cloudy day.
Mountain Laurel. Mountain Laurel and Rhododendrons were planted in the 1930's by the Civil Conservation Corps as an attempt to reforest the mountains after they had been clear cut for their hardwoods.
American Basewood. This flowering tree is sometimes called the Bee Tree because it is favored by bees due to having pollen that produces very sweet honey.
One of many styles of False Dandelions. This one is most likely a Hawkweed.
Bluets are found cross all of North America and come in a range of color from blue, lavender, white, purple and red.
Lousewort. The name came from the old belief that if live stock ate the plant, they would get lice.
The Flame Azalea is part oft he Rhododendron family and only grows the Appalachian Mountains from North Georgia to Southern New York.
The Pink Lady Slipper. A member of the Orchid family.