The bloodroot blooms in early spring in western North Carolina.
The yellow trilliums bloom profusely in the Great Smoky Mountains in Spring.
Pink Lady Slippers, Great Smoky Mountains, TN. These wild orchids should be left undisturbed, as they are very rare, and unable to survive if transplanted.
Delicate bluets bloom in the mountains and near rivers and streams.
These huge white trilliums are about to bloom. Photographed along the Baxter Creek Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.
This little white flower made it's home inside the hollow of an old tree trunk.
Large flowered trillium, Great Smoky Mountains
Gray's Lily is a very rare small lily that only grows on high balds and meadows in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennesse and Virginia. This one was found on Roan Mountain, North Carolina/Tennessee border.
The Crested Dwarf Iris are one of my favorite spring wildflowers.
A beautiful Sweet White Trillium after a spring rain.
These little violets were found growing on a mossy log in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Yellow trilliums bloom profusely in April in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The yellow fringed orchid is one of several species of wild orchids that grow in western North Carolina. All are very rare, and should be left to grow in the wild. This one was found near Cashiers, NC.
A cluster of white violets found along the Cove Hardwood trail at the Chimney's Picnic area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Image of a chrysanthemum, taken indoors with a black backdrop.
A close up of the colorful Crested Dwarf Iris.
A succulent photographed at Stowe Botanical Gardens, Gastonia, NC.
Little mushrooms, Roan Mountain, TN
A water lily photographed at a Stowe Botanical Gardens in Gastonia, North Carolina.
A small spot of sunlight illuminates this Catesby's Trillium in the forest. Photographed near Rutherfordton, NC
A hydrangea photographed in my neighbors garden
Large Flowered Trillium, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The seeds on a kudzu vine, backlit by the evening sun.
These Shooting Stars were found near Schoolhouse Gap Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.
These yellow trilliums were photographed along the trail located at the Townsend "Y" in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Cherry blossom, Rutherford County, NC
The False Solomon's Seal can be found growing near the "real" ones. The False Solomon's blossom is as shown, while the "real" ones have small blossoms all along the stalk.
These beautiful Catesby's Trilliums were found near my house in Rutherfordton, NC.
An unusual flower bud found at Stowe Botanical Gardens, Gastonia, NC.
The Turk's Cap Lily can be found in western North Carolina in summer. This one was found near the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Sweet White Trilliums resemble the Wake Robins, and I'm never quite sure which ones are which.
A dandelion is peeking through some dried grasses.
Nodding Trillium, found along Schoolhouse Gap trail in the Great Smoky Mountains.
These little violets carpet the ground in many areas of the Great Smoky Mountains in early Spring.
The blossoms on a Crepe Myrtle tree.
White violets growing in the western North Carolina forest near Pearson's Falls, Tryon, NC..
A Cattail is illuminated by late evening sun.
A Morning Glory is found blooming on the sands of Hilton Head Island, SC.
Squirrel Corn can be found along the many trails in the Great Smoky Mountains in Spring.
The bud of a Peony.
A clematis flower from my garden