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Allegheny Blackberry
Blooms: May-June

Rubus allegheniesis

Can be found commonly in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 6, 167.2, 239.9, 305-315, 339.5, 367.6

American Elder
Blooms: June-July

Sambucus canadensis

Can be found commonly in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 29, 85.8, 136-138, 272-275, 311.2

Angelica, Mountain Angelica, Filmy Angelica
Angelica
Blooms: August-September

Angelica triquinata

Commonly found in North Carolina at

Mileposts 294.7, 339.5, 355,

Also at Craggy Gardens and Nature Trails

Monarchs feed on native plants.
Aster
Blooms: September

Aster spp.

Common in fields and along roadside.

Bead Lily
Blooms: May-June

Clintonia unbellulata

Common in rich, moist deciduous woods.

Beard Tongue
Beard-Tongue
Blooms: June-July

Penstemon spp.

Grows commonly in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 44.4, 89-91, 154.5 PA, 254.4, 339-340, 370-372

Bellflower
Bellflower
Blooms: July-September

Campanula americana

Found commonly in North Carolina

Mileposts 370-375

Red Bee Balm
Bergamot Beebalm
Blooms: July-August

Monarda fistulosa

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 38.8, 368-374

Birdfoot Violet
Birdfoot Violet
Blooms: March-May

Viola pedata

Grows in both Virginia and North Carolina.

Mileposts 147.4, 202, 260.5, 379

Bittersweet
Blooms: May-June; August-September (berry)

Celastrus orbiculatus

Commonly found in North Carolina

Mileposts 242.4, 383, 394, 396

Black Cohosh
Blooms: July

Cimicifuga racemosa

Found in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 6, 85.8, 169, 374

Black Locust
Blooms: April-June

Robinia pseudo-acacia

Common in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 100-123, 367-368, 383

Black-Eyed Susan
Blooms: July

Rudbeckia hirta

Common in fields and along the roadside.

Bladder Campion
Blooms: May-Aug

Silene cucubalus

Found in North Carolina

Mileposts 376-381

Blazing Star
Blooms: August-September

Liatris spicata

Found in North Carolina

Mileposts 305.1, 369-370

Bloodroot
Blooms: April-May

Sanguinara canadensis

Found in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 85.6, 191-193, 198.7, 294

Bluets
Bluets
Blooms: May-June

Houstonia spp.

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 200.2, 355-368

 

Boneset
Blooms: August

Eupatorium rugosum

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 29.1, 85.8 PA, 151, 247, 314

Bowman’s Root
Blooms: May-June

Gillenia trifoliata

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 24-25, 149.5, 260, 332, 368-369

 

Bristly Locust
Blooms: May-June

Robinia hispida

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 167-174, 308.3, 347.9

Bull Thistle
Blooms: Late June-Frost

Carduus lanceolatus

Common along roadsides and pastures at lower elevations.

 

Butter and Eggs
Blooms: June-August

Linaria vulgaris

Common along roadside.

 

 

Buttercups
Blooms: March-June

Rannunculus hispidus

Common along roadside.

 

Butterfly Weed
Blooms: June-August

Asclepias tuberosa

Found in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 63-65, 238-246

Cardinal Flower
Blooms: August

Lobelia cardinalis

Seen infrequently in wet places

Carolina Rhododendron
Carolina Rhododendron
Blooms: Late April-June

Rhododendron minus

Found in North Carolina

Mileposts 308-310, 404-411

Catawba Rhododendron
Blooms: June

Rhododendron catawbiesne

Found in both Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 44.9, 77-83, 130.5, 138.6, 239, 247, 266.8, 348-350, 364.1

Columbine
Blooms: May-July

Aquilegia canadensis

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 74-75, 339.3, 370-378

Milkweed
Common Milkweed
Blooms: July-August

Asclepias syriaca

Common in Virginia, also found in North Carolina

Mileposts 85-86, 167-176

Coreopsis
Blooms: June-August

Coreopsis pubescens

Found in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 29.6, 77, 157, 190, 306

Dandelion
Blooms: February-June

Taraxacum officinale

Common along roadside

Deptford Pink
Blooms: June-August

Dianthus aemeria

Common along grassy roadsides

Dodder or Love Vine
Dodder or Love Vine
Blooms: August-September

Cuscuta rostrata

Common along roadside

Dogwood
Dogwood
Blooms: May

Cornus florida

Found commonly in Virginia and North Carolina

Mileposts 6, 85.6, 154.5, 230-232, 217-219, 378-282