Friday, April 24, 2009

Bishop's Cap - Wildflower in GSMNP

Bishop's Cap seems to be abundant in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Very delicate flower that blooms in April and May at elevations up to 2,500 ft.
The stems are 10 to 15 inches.
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16 comments:

Darla said...

That's an interesting looking plant!

Mildred said...

I don't know that I have seen this plant before. Thanks for telling us all about it and for the lovely photos of such a delicate flower.

Denise said...

It's new to me too, great close-ups Leedra. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Connie said...

I see plants and never know their names - loved it as you kept getting closer!

troutbirder said...

We have these here as well but not in great abundance. These surely are delicatly beautiful.

Bird Girl said...

The caps are quite tiny, aren't they? I've never heard of this wildflower - thanks for the interesting post and the nice pictures of the Bishop's Caps!

Susie said...

I wonder if Bishops cap and Bishops weed are the same. Some customer was asking me about that the other day.

Pam said...

I love to see the different wildflowers that you take pictures of. They are very interesting. Great photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These look like very delicate flowers.
Thanks for the help with the butterfly ID.
Blessings,Ruth

Rose said...

So delicate looking...love those flowers.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, I've seen those plants before but never paid much attention to them. How did you learn all of their names???? Wildflower book????

Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

fishing guy said...

Leedra: Now that size flower is hard to capture. It is a little beauty.

Mary said...

So tiny and delicate looking! Lovely!

Leedra said...

Betsy - Yes, you can buy in the Sugarlands Visitor Center, in Cades Cove. Or probably Barnes and Noble in Knoxville. It is Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers, it even tells you when they bloom. They do seem to be a little off this year. I saw some things in bloom that said May and June. This weekend is the end of annual Wildflower Pilgrimage. It is always the last week/weekend of April, because that is the peak of wildflowers. It is well worth going to, seems like it was something like $40 to attend as many as you can fit in. I learned most of what I know there. I also have another book Wildflowers of Tennessee the Ohio Valley and the Southern Appalachians. Not as user friendly but it covers alot more flowers, not just what is in the park.

Shellmo said...

very delicate and pretty! The last photo is my fave.

Abe Lincoln said...

I like this flower. I also like the butterflies in your sidebar.

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