Fall Flowers - Woodland - Pink, Red, Maroon, and Brown

These flowers bloom between September and late November.
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1 <strong>Swamp Thistle</strong>
<em>Cirsium muticum</em> /Aster Family
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span><br>
I found this plant blooming at Frozen Head State Park in early September. This thistle has large, deeply cut leaves. It is not as spi...

Swamp Thistle Cirsium muticum /Aster Family Aquatic
I found this plant blooming at Frozen Head State Park in early September. This thistle has large, deeply cut leaves. It is not as spi...

Swamp Thistle Cirsium muticum /Aster Family Aquatic
I found this plant blooming at Frozen Head State Park in early September. This thistle has large, deeply cut leaves. It is not as spiky as other thistles. Biennial Where seen: Frozen Head SP
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2 <strong>Cardinal Flower</strong>
<em>Lobelia cardinalis</em> /Bluebell Family
<span style="color: blue;">Aquatic</span><br>
Cardinal flower is a brilliant red, a favorite of hummingbirds. This plant likes to grow in damp areas, it is often found alo...

Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis /Bluebell Family Aquatic
Cardinal flower is a brilliant red, a favorite of hummingbirds. This plant likes to grow in damp areas, it is often found alo...

Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis /Bluebell Family Aquatic
Cardinal flower is a brilliant red, a favorite of hummingbirds. This plant likes to grow in damp areas, it is often found along creek banks. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountain NP, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Frozen Head SP, Oak Ridge Greenways
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3 <strong>Slender Gerardia</strong>
<em>Agalinis tenuifolia</em> /Snapdragon Family<br>
I found this beautiful, dainty pink wildflower growing in Big Ridge State Park in September.
Annual
<u>Where seen</u>: Great Smoky Mountain NP, Big Ridge SP, Warr...

Slender Gerardia Agalinis tenuifolia /Snapdragon Family
I found this beautiful, dainty pink wildflower growing in Big Ridge State Park in September. Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountain NP, Big Ridge SP, Warr...

Slender Gerardia Agalinis tenuifolia /Snapdragon Family
I found this beautiful, dainty pink wildflower growing in Big Ridge State Park in September. Annual Where seen: Great Smoky Mountain NP, Big Ridge SP, Warriors' Path SP
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4 <strong>Indian Pipes</strong> 
<em>Monotropa uniflora</em> /Heath Family<br>
These pink plants were an anomaly, they are normally pure white. I found these in Pickett State Park in early September. They reminded me of candy canes!
(oddity)

Indian Pipes Monotropa uniflora /Heath Family
These pink plants were an anomaly, they are normally pure white. I found these in Pickett State Park in early September. They reminded me of candy canes! (oddity)

Indian Pipes Monotropa uniflora /Heath Family
These pink plants were an anomaly, they are normally pure white. I found these in Pickett State Park in early September. They reminded me of candy canes! (oddity)
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5 <strong>Beechdrops</strong>
<em>Epifagus virginiana</em> /Broomrape Family
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Sept. 16, 2007
This is one of those plants you have to look for closely to find blooming in the late summer and early fall. Beechdrops are parasitic...

Beechdrops Epifagus virginiana /Broomrape Family Great Smoky Mountains NP Sept. 16, 2007 This is one of those plants you have to look for closely to find blooming in the late summer and early fall. Beechdrops are parasitic...

Beechdrops Epifagus virginiana /Broomrape Family Great Smoky Mountains NP Sept. 16, 2007 This is one of those plants you have to look for closely to find blooming in the late summer and early fall. Beechdrops are parasitic on the roots of Beech trees, they are monoecious plants, this one is a female. Perennial Where seen: University of Tennessee Arboretum, Great Smoky Mountain NP, Frozen Head SP, Cherokee National Forest, Warriors' Path SP 4172
6 <strong>Beech Drops - whole plant</strong>

Beech Drops - whole plant

Beech Drops - whole plant 2425

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