Using full-color photography and expertly crafted prose, Wildflowers of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains turns a day hike or drive through our nation's most beautiful and rugged expanse of forested mountains into an object lesson in the stunning beauty of nature.
Flower Identification Tools for each flower include:
» Full-page, color photos
» Summary description of the flower
» Bloom season
» Leaves and stem description
» Areas of growth
"Adkins' insights are as stunning and beautiful as the wildflowers themselves. Each detailed description reveals Adkins' lifelong immersion in the Southern Appalachian landscape. It's a precise, practical, and powerful guide for novices and experts alike."
—Will Harlan, editor, Blue Ridge Outdoors
About Leonard M. Adkins:
When he isn't writing about his experiences or delivering multi-media presentations to hiking or wildflower clubs, Leonard Adkins is hiking. In fact, Adkins has explored over 16,000 miles of wilderness throughout North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Adkins is a board member for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club which helps maintain a section of the trail in that area. As an Appalachian Trail Natural Heritage Monitor, he helps the Appalachian Trail Conference and the National Park Service oversee the welfare of wild and endangered plants.