nybg: Forest flowers have a certain draw to them. For me, they’re a shade more elegant and fanciful than many of the wildflowers you find carpeting open meadows. And this one in particular reminds me that we’re in the process of raising trilliums in our own Native Plant Garden. It hasn’t reopened yet, but come 2013 you’ll want to be here at the NYBG for the unveiling. —MN outtogetthehoney: Trillium Flower in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.
Carpet of White Trilium in verdant forest, Chimney area, Tennessee. Great Smoky Mountains National Park,Part of gallery of color pictures of US National Parks by professional photographer QT Luong, available as prints or for licensing.
One of Appalachia's most beautiful and elusive flowers is the yellow Lady’s Slipper, a wild orchid that grows in moist woodlands. These wild orchids were called Lady's Slippers because they resembled the shoes that ladies once wore.