High Country Bloom Schedule

Rhodo1 The High Country mountains boast some of the most beautiful wildflowers in the south. From the popular catawba rhododendron found commonly along the Blue Ridge Parkway to the rare and endangered pink shell azalea vaseyi found at Grandfather Mountain, the High Country offers an array of breathtaking flowers throughout the spring and summer seasons. A great way to see these wildflowers is to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike the trails.

Wildflowers You Might Spot on the Blue Ridge Parkway

From Milepost 299-317

  • Dwarf Iris Mar-April
  • Mayapple – Mar-April
  • Serviceberry Sarvis – Mar-May
  • Buttercups – Mar-June
  • Wild Strawberry – Mar-June
  • Crested Dwarf Iris – Apr-May
  • Soloman’s Seal – Apr-May
  • Carolina Rhododendron – Apr-June
  • Dogwood – May
  • Bluets – May-June
  • Flame Azalea – May-June
  • Fire Pink – May-June
  • Allegheny Blackberry – May-June
  • Catawba Rhododendron – June
  • Beard Tongue – June-July
  • Mountain Laurel – June-July
  • Mountain Ash – Jun-Jul (bloom) Sept-Oct (berry)
  • Coreopsis – Jun-Aug
  • Tall Coneflower – Jul-Aug
  • Boneset – Aug
  • Virgins Bower – Aug
  • Heller’s Blazing Star – Aug
  • Witch Hazel – Late Sept-Oct

**Many of these blooms may be found along the Parkway, at Grandfather Mountain or at Beech Mountain.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Birds & Bloom, Blue Ridge Parkway, Hiking/Caving, Outdoor Recreation
Explore