This is the Blue Ridge Parkway Wildflower Report for mid-April. It continues to be a warm spring in many parts of the country including here along the Blue Ridge.
The Trillium and Fire Pink are showing up way ahead of schedule. You might look for them in the James River area or around Roanoke in the Virginia section of the Parkway.
Heading south of Roanoke through Rocky Knob a few Flame and Pink Azaleas are beginning to show up again way ahead of schedule. In North Carolina between Blowing Rock and Spruce Pine you’ll find many violets along the trails that you may hike on the Parkway.
Chickweed is prominent along this section. Serviceberry trees are starting to pop out along the roadside. Bloodroot can be found along the Parkway—look for it near the Minerals Museum at Milepost 331.
Great year for the Dogwood Tree—beautiful blooms depending on the elevation throughout the area between Blowing Rock and Spruce Pine. Around the Linn Cove Viaduct and Linville Falls Bluets are covering the ground. Look for Trillium popping out around the Minerals Museum, too.
Dry weather means severe fire conditions so be careful while you’re out in the woods.
Regular updates for color reports will be posted to our web site home page. You can also use the National Park Service information line at 828-298-0398 to keep informed of what’s being reported on the Parkway.
Have a safe Parkway visit! Enjoy the view, but watch the road.