This is the Blue Ridge Parkway wildflower report for July 6th, 2007. Here in the first week of July folks are, as always, headed for the high country of the Blue Ridge to escape some of the heat of the piedmont and low-lands. Here’s a little of what to expect in the way of wildflowers as you travel the Parkway this time of year. In Virginia, the high plateau south of Roanoke is in full display as the agricultural scene comes alive with Queen Anne’s Lace and Yarrow, Milkweed and Butterfly Weed. Ox-Eye Daisy and Black-Eyed Susan are in peak through the higher elevations through Rocky Knob. The large Rosebay Rhododendron with white blossoms is now at about 80% Peak through the Rocky Knob and Mabry Mill area all the way south to the Blue Ridge Music center. In Daughton Park in North Carolina a wide variety of blooms are being reported. These include Day Lilies, Butterfly Weed, Sundrops, Spiderwort and Phlox. Some remaining Fire Pink can still be seen along with a few displays of Mountain Laurel. In the high elevations of North Carolina south of Asheville, Rosebay Rhododendron is also in peak bloom along with white Azalea and some remaining Mountain Laurel. A few Flame Azaleas can still be seen with their vibrant orange colors. Turkscap Lily is a common bloom around Balsam Gap this week. Lots of other blooms are reported in the area including some remaining Fire Pink. Look for Jewel Weed, Yarrow, Queen Anne’s Lace, Sundrops and Evening Primrose. Weekly updates at 828-298-0398 will keep you informed of what’s being reported throughout the Parkway. Have a safe parkway visit! Enjoy the view, but watch the road.
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