Thought that I’d share some recent native wildflowers. It’s easy to overlook these late summer and early autumn bloomers. Natural selection apparently hasn’t often favored big, showy blooms in the dappled sunlight of the southern Appalachian cove. The ericaceous plants – azaleas, rhododendrons, laurels, etc. – really put on a spring and summer show. By August, though, the asters and the like have taken over. Only the nearly full-sun plants will have large blooms.