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During May, the mountain and forests in the park boasts many botanical delights. On the shaded forest floor the deep red blooms of Indian Pink can be found if browsing deer do not reach it first. The dazzling Sun Drops truly seem as if the Sun left beads of yellow behind in the depression pites of the outcrop. The blooms of Spiderwort, growing in the shallow granitic soils, can vary in color from pale blue to pink or purple due to ease of hybridization. The largest in the Blueberry family, Sparkleberry, can be found blooming white in late Spring and has a uniquely colored bark. Butterfly weed a species of Milkweed, the host plant of the Monarch Butterfly, can be found flowering in fields and on the mountain. Be on the lookout for these and others while out and about!
Indian Pink Sun Drops Spiderwort Sparkleberry Milkweed