George Washington National Forest: Buzzard Rock Part 4

Continued from Part 3 In addition to all the Asters and Goldenrods, we also saw a few of these white puffy wildflowers. Late-flowering Boneset Late-flowering Boneset, Late Boneset,  or Eupatorium serotinum, is a member of the Aster family (Asteraceae) and blooms July to October. It is native to North America and can be found throughout eastern and […]

George Washington National Forest: Buzzard Rock Part 3

Continued from Part 2 We encountered this Aster flower along the trail. I’ve searched for hours on the internet and in books trying to identify it, but to no avail. The detailed wildflower book that I use for reference, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Wildflowers: Eastern Region, identifies 18 types of Aster and has pictures […]

George Washington National Forest – Signal Knob Part 4

Continued from Part 3 From the turnoff point onto Tuscarora Trail, you have 4.9 miles to go to reach the parking lot. Violet Wood Sorrel Violet Wood Sorrel, or Oxalis violacea, is a member of the Wood Sorrel family (Oxalidaceae). Normally it blooms April to June, but it often blooms again in autumn. A native wildflower, […]