Smoky Mountain Wildflowers

28th February 2012

Bird Foot Violet print

Spring time is fast approaching in the Smokies and with it comes a variety of beautiful and delicate wildflowers. If you've never been to the mountains in the spring you don't know what you're missing! From March through October if you look closley you will find a different varitey every month. The beautiful bunch of Bird-foot Violets above was in bloom on the Foothills Parkway. Their bright lavender color adds a promise of spring. Sometimes called Crow Foot violets, they are named for the leaf which resembles a bird foot. Just one example of the many springtime treasures found in the "land of blue smoke".
Check our Wildflower and Spring 2009 sections by clicking the gallery tab for more beautiful wildflowers from the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee Backroads!