April is one of the peak moths to see Spring wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is essential that these plants bloom and set seed before the leaf canopy of the forest places the understory into permanent shade.
Wildflower lovers make annual pilgrimages into the park to experience the vast variety of species that will come and go before the end of the month. Some of the most popular flowers are Trillium, Dwarf Crested Iris, Plantain Lilies and the elusive Dutchman’s Breeches and Showy Orchis.
One of the best places to see Smoky Mountain wildflowers is the Deep Creek are a near Bryson City North Carolina.
Other hotspots are the Smokemont area and near the Townsend “Wye” in Tennessee. But part of the fun is getting out to explore and finding your own special places. Keep in mind that elevation and exposure to sunlight matter!
If you are interested in Wildflower photography, a tripod and a macro lens can can be very important accessories, as many of the early blooms are quite small and require a little more effort to capture through the lens.
For more photos of Spring wildflowers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park please visit SmokyPhotos.com.