One of my first stops when I go to Grandfather always is up at the bridge checking for the rare and endangered plants that grow there. I was delighted to find Roan Mountain bluet (Houstonia montana, or I believe now Houstonia purpurea var. montana) in bloom. This is one of the federally listed endangered species that can be found on top of Grandfather Mountain.
Tagged: , Western North Carolina , Southern Appalachians , Grandfather Mountain , Nature Photography Weekend , GMNPW2019 , Roan Mountain Bluet , Houstonia montana , Houstonia purpurea var. montana
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