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 MP 423 to 443...

The Blue Ridge Parkway starts in Virginia and runs along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the North Carolina/Tennessee border—a glorious 469.1 mile "Appalachian Trail for cars".

This segment of the tour begins at MP 423 (SR 215 to Rosman or Waynesville) and continues to MP 443 (US 74/19/23 to Sylva or Waynesville). It shows the overlooks, tunnels and major signs, and some of the many plants, mostly in the sequence you would see them heading west.

Each picture shows the location, the side of the road (N or S) and for many, the elevation. Click a picture to enlarge it (and for the date it was taken, to see when the plants were in bloom*). Click your browser 'back' button to pick up where you left off in the small pictures.
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* Click bloom times for a more complete list of plants and their locations along the parkway, arranged by bloom time.
Saxifraga michauxii, Parnassia asarifolia (Grass of Parnassus)
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii, Parnassia asarifolia (Grass of Parnassus)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Drosera rotundifolia (Sundew)
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii, Krigia montana (Dwarf Dandelion)
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii, Krigia montana (Dwarf Dandelion)
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii, Hypericum buckleyi
MP 423.5 N

Saxifraga michauxii, Hypericum buckleyi
MP 423.5 N

R. vaseyi
MP 424 N

R. vaseyi
MP 424 N

Hypericum buckleyi (St. John's Wort)
MP 424.2 N

Hypericum buckleyi (St. John's Wort)
MP 424.2 N

Hypericum buckleyi (St. John's Wort)
MP 424.2 N

Hypericum buckleyi (St. John's Wort)
MP 424.2 N

R. vaseyi
MP 426.2 N

R. vaseyi
MP 426.2 N

R. vaseyi, John Brown
MP 426 S

R. vaseyi, John Brown
MP 426 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

R. calendulaceum
MP 434.5 N

Angelica gigas
MP 435.1 S, ~5360'

Angelica gigas
MP 435.1 S, ~5360'

wildflower mix
MP 437.1 S

wildflower mix
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush), Phlox
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush), Phlox
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush)
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint Brush)
MP 437.1 S

Silene virginica (Fire Pink)
MP 437.1 S

Silene virginica (Fire Pink)
MP 437.1 S

Mixed wildflowers
MP 437.1 S

Mixed wildflowers
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint-brush). Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint-brush). Achillea millefolium (Yarrow)
MP 437.1 S

Phlox sp., Silene cucubalus (Bladder Campion)
MP 437.1 S

Phlox sp., Silene cucubalus (Bladder Campion)
MP 437.1 S

Phlox buds, Silene cucubalus (Bladder Campion)
MP 437.1 S

Phlox buds, Silene cucubalus (Bladder Campion)
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint-Brush)
MP 437.1 S

Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paint-Brush)
MP 437.1 S

Penstemon canescens, Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon Seal), Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paintbrush)
MP 437.1 S

Penstemon canescens, Polygonatum biflorum (Solomon Seal), Castilleja coccinea (Indian Paintbrush)
MP 437.1 S

Phlox divaricata
MP 437.1 S

Phlox divaricata
MP 437.1 S

Asplenium platyneuron (Ebony Spleenwort)
MP 437.1 S

Asplenium platyneuron (Ebony Spleenwort)
MP 437.1 S

Ed Collins, Wes Burlingame, R. calendulaceum at top right
MP 437.1 S

Ed Collins, Wes Burlingame, R. calendulaceum at top right
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

R. calendulaceum
MP 437.1 S

Sambucus pubens (Red Elderberry)
MP 437.5 S

Sambucus pubens (Red Elderberry)
MP 437.5 S

Sambucus pubens (Red Elderberry)
MP 437.5 S

Sambucus pubens (Red Elderberry)
MP 437.5 S

Lilium superbum (Turk's Cap Lily)
MP 437.5 S

Lilium superbum (Turk's Cap Lily)
MP 437.5 S

R. vaseyi
MP 437.6 N

R. vaseyi
MP 437.6 N

R. vaseyi
MP 437.6 N

R. vaseyi
MP 437.6 N

R. calendulaceum, MP~438 S

R. calendulaceum, MP~438 S

Diphylleia cymosa (Umbrella Leaf)
MP~438 S

Diphylleia cymosa (Umbrella Leaf)
MP~438 S