Thursday, April 5, 2012

Great Smoky Trillium Ride

Continuing on in the Smokys up and over New Found Gap you pass into Tennessee. We passed the trilliums blooming from the Chimneys Overlooks, past the trilliums blooming at the Chimneys Picnic Area and the Cove Hardwood Trail. Then as we drive down towards Sugarlands we see Yellow Trillium,  Trillium erectum blooming all along the roadside even in places you would not expect to see them grow like the shoulder of the road. To me it has been quite a surprise to see trilliums of all species growing in disturbed soils along old logging roads, trails and highways. It has been quite a surprise sure enough!

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