Entire Parkway Corridor - Skunk Cabbage and Mayapple are visible. Along the roadside, look for Bloodroot, Fire Pink, Trilliums, and Bleeding-Heart.
Northern Parkway - reports of blooming Trilliums and Serviceberries.
James River - Blooming Redbuds and Dogwood trees dominate the landscape.
Roanoke area - Bloodroot, Skunk Cabbage, and Mayapple are showing.
Into North Carolina - Redbud, Dogwood, and Serviceberry are nice at the lower and mid elevations. Blooming flowers include Chickweed, Cutleaf Toothwort, Trout Lily, and Trillium.
Near Craggy Gardens - Reports of Dutchman's Britches, Trillium, and Spring Beauty flowering.
Around Asheville - Beautiful blooms of Dogwood, Royal Paulownia, and the beginnings of Tulip Poplar and Flame Azalea. Blooming flowers reports of Bellwort, Deadnettle, Dwart Cinquefoil, Robin's Plantain, Trillium, Buttercup, Mustard, Larkspur, Trout Lily, Spring Beauties, Fire Pink, Wood Aster, Dwarf Iris, Serviceberry, Pink Lady Slippers, Solomon's Seal, and Wintergreen.
12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Now Accepting Submissions
The 12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) opened for registration and submissions last month. Amateur and professional photographers 13 years of age and older are encouraged to submit at www.appmtnphotocomp.org prior to the competition's close at 5pm on Friday, November 21, 2014. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition offers numerous categories in which winners will be chosen to receive over $4,000 in cash and prizes.
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