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Smoky Mountain Wildflower Scavenger Hunt

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March 13, 2014

Vintage photo of wildflowers

More than 1,500 species of flowers and plants can be found in the Smoky Mountains, a diversity unlike anywhere else in the world. Known as the “Wildflower National Park,” the Smokies are lit up with color from early spring to late fall. This wildflower season, guests of the Smoky Mountains can enjoy exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and even have their own wildflower scavenger hunt.

To take a wildflower adventure, below are the names of some of the common springtime blooms in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Crested Dwarf Iris

Brook Lettuce


False Solomon’s Seal

Fire Tree

Morning Glory

Queen Anne’s Lace

Showy Orchis


Turk’s Cap Lily

White Trillium

Wild Geranium

Wild Pansy

Yellow-Fringed Orchid

Since guests of the National Park are asked not to disturb the wildlife and foliage in an effort to conserve the park, it’s a good idea to bring along a camera to capture pictures of the flowers on the scavenger hunt. If you’d rather spend more time exploring attractions and events, there are plenty of exciting things planned in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, including a wine festival and Mountain QuiltFest.

To have your own wildflower scavenger hunt in the Smoky Mountains, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg invites you to choose one of our comfortable and spacious cabins. Included with each vacation rental are spectacular outdoor views, fully-furnished kitchens and oversized furniture. To begin planning a trip to the Smokies, call Timber Tops today at (877) 549-6775.

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