Summer Flowers - Woodland - Yellow and Orange

These flowers bloom between June and August.
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1 <strong>Whorled-leaf Coreopsis</strong>
<em>Coreopsis major</em><br> /Aster Family
These do not grow in deep woods, but will bloom in bright openings.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Piney River SNA, Warriors' Path SP

Whorled-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis major
/Aster Family These do not grow in deep woods, but will bloom in bright openings. Perennial Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Piney River SNA, Warriors' Path SP

Whorled-leaf Coreopsis Coreopsis major
/Aster Family These do not grow in deep woods, but will bloom in bright openings. Perennial Where seen:Great Smoky Mountains NP, Piney River SNA, Warriors' Path SP
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2 <strong>Tall Coreopsis</strong>
<em>Coreopsis tripteris</em><br> /Aster Family
I found this pretty flower blooming along the river at Big South Fork in mid-August. This "DYC" is pretty easy to identify because of the three-parted leaves. These plants...

Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris
/Aster Family I found this pretty flower blooming along the river at Big South Fork in mid-August. This "DYC" is pretty easy to identify because of the three-parted leaves. These plants...

Tall Coreopsis Coreopsis tripteris
/Aster Family I found this pretty flower blooming along the river at Big South Fork in mid-August. This "DYC" is pretty easy to identify because of the three-parted leaves. These plants can get up to 9 feet tall! Perennial Where seen:Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP
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3 <strong>Thin-leaved Sunflower</strong>
<em>Helianthus decapetalus</em><br> /Aster Family
The species name means "ten petals." I photographed this plant at Big South Fork in mid-August. Note the long, winged leaf stalks (petioles), they help different...

Thin-leaved Sunflower Helianthus decapetalus
/Aster Family The species name means "ten petals." I photographed this plant at Big South Fork in mid-August. Note the long, winged leaf stalks (petioles), they help different...

Thin-leaved Sunflower Helianthus decapetalus
/Aster Family The species name means "ten petals." I photographed this plant at Big South Fork in mid-August. Note the long, winged leaf stalks (petioles), they help differentiate this plant from other "DYCs" (*%$#[email protected] Yellow Composites). Perennial Where seen:Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP
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4 <strong>Oxeye</strong>
<em>Heliopsis helianthoides</em><br> /Aster Family
These "DYC's" can be such a pain to identify. I found this plant blooming in a cedar barren in Oak Ridge in mid-July.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Jefferson Middle School Ced...

Oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides
/Aster Family These "DYC's" can be such a pain to identify. I found this plant blooming in a cedar barren in Oak Ridge in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Jefferson Middle School Ced...

Oxeye Heliopsis helianthoides
/Aster Family These "DYC's" can be such a pain to identify. I found this plant blooming in a cedar barren in Oak Ridge in mid-July. Perennial Where seen: Jefferson Middle School Cedar Barren, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP
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5 <strong>Hairy lettuce</strong>
<em>Lactuca hirsuta</em><br> /Aster Family
This flower was blooming along the Bald River Falls Trail in the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains. I found it in mid-July. Note the purple-hued flower bracts and st...

Hairy lettuce Lactuca hirsuta
/Aster Family This flower was blooming along the Bald River Falls Trail in the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains. I found it in mid-July. Note the purple-hued flower bracts and st...

Hairy lettuce Lactuca hirsuta
/Aster Family This flower was blooming along the Bald River Falls Trail in the Cherokee National Forest near Tellico Plains. I found it in mid-July. Note the purple-hued flower bracts and stem. Annual Where seen: Cherokee NF
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6 <strong>Yellow Whorled Loosestrife</strong>
<em>Lysimachia quadrifolia</em> / Primrose Family
Height: To 3'
May 26, 2003
This is a lovely plant with the stalked yellow flowers blooming above the whorled leaves.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Big So...

Yellow Whorled Loosestrife Lysimachia quadrifolia / Primrose Family Height: To 3' May 26, 2003 This is a lovely plant with the stalked yellow flowers blooming above the whorled leaves. Perennial Where seen: Big So...

Yellow Whorled Loosestrife Lysimachia quadrifolia / Primrose Family Height: To 3' May 26, 2003 This is a lovely plant with the stalked yellow flowers blooming above the whorled leaves. Perennial Where seen: Big South Fork NRRA, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warrior's Path SP, Cumberland Trail 3980
7 <strong>Appalachian Yellow Loosestrife</strong>
<em>Lysimachia tonsa</em> / Primrose Family
Height: 8" - 36"
June 1, 2003<br>
I found this growing at Laurel - Snow Pocket Wilderness in late May. The flowers of this plant have more rounded petals th...

Appalachian Yellow Loosestrife Lysimachia tonsa / Primrose Family Height: 8" - 36" June 1, 2003
I found this growing at Laurel - Snow Pocket Wilderness in late May. The flowers of this plant have more rounded petals th...

Appalachian Yellow Loosestrife Lysimachia tonsa / Primrose Family Height: 8" - 36" June 1, 2003
I found this growing at Laurel - Snow Pocket Wilderness in late May. The flowers of this plant have more rounded petals than the Yellow Whorled Loosestrife Perennial Where seen: Laurel - Snow Pocket Wilderness, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Big South Fork NRRA
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8 <strong>Fringed Loosestrife</strong> 
<em>Lysimachia ciliata</em> / Primrose Family
June 22, 2007
Roan Mountain State Park

Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata / Primrose Family June 22, 2007 Roan Mountain State Park

Fringed Loosestrife Lysimachia ciliata / Primrose Family June 22, 2007 Roan Mountain State Park 3262
9 <strong>Lance-leaf Loosestrife</strong>
<em>Lysimachia lanceolata</em> / Primrose Family
Frozen Head State Park
July 4, 2007
These plants were growing along the side of the trail going up to the fire tower. They were only about a foot tall, much sh...

Lance-leaf Loosestrife Lysimachia lanceolata / Primrose Family Frozen Head State Park July 4, 2007 These plants were growing along the side of the trail going up to the fire tower. They were only about a foot tall, much sh...

Lance-leaf Loosestrife Lysimachia lanceolata / Primrose Family Frozen Head State Park July 4, 2007 These plants were growing along the side of the trail going up to the fire tower. They were only about a foot tall, much shorter than other species of loosestrife. The leaves of this plant are very narrow. I had to get down on the rocky ground to take this photo. Ouch! 3185
10 <strong>Large Yellow Wood Sorrell</strong>
<em>Oxalis grandis</em><br>
This flower is related to the smaller, weedy version that grows in yards. I found this one growing along one of the Haw Ridge trails in late May.
Perennial
<u>Where seen</u>: Bi...

Large Yellow Wood Sorrell Oxalis grandis
This flower is related to the smaller, weedy version that grows in yards. I found this one growing along one of the Haw Ridge trails in late May. Perennial Where seen: Bi...

Large Yellow Wood Sorrell Oxalis grandis
This flower is related to the smaller, weedy version that grows in yards. I found this one growing along one of the Haw Ridge trails in late May. Perennial Where seen: Big South Fork NRRA, Haw Ridge Greenway, Great Smoky Mountain NP
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11 <strong>Smooth False Foxglove</strong>
<em>Aureolaria laevigata</em>Snapdragon Family <br>
This pretty yellow-flowered plant blooms in mid-July. I found this one blooming in Oak Ridge. I like to watch bees pollinate the flowers.
Perennial
<u>Where ...

Smooth False Foxglove Aureolaria laevigataSnapdragon Family
This pretty yellow-flowered plant blooms in mid-July. I found this one blooming in Oak Ridge. I like to watch bees pollinate the flowers. Perennial Where ...

Smooth False Foxglove Aureolaria laevigataSnapdragon Family
This pretty yellow-flowered plant blooms in mid-July. I found this one blooming in Oak Ridge. I like to watch bees pollinate the flowers. Perennial Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Big Ridge SP, Frozen Head SP, Piney River Pocket Wilderness, Great Smoky Mountain NP, Pickett SP, Warriors' Path SP
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12 <strong>Horse Balm; Stoneroot</strong>
<em>Collinsonia canadensis</em><br>
These are really interesting flowers to look at up close! They are a member of the Mint family. Notice the spider in the lower left corner, she must be looking for a meal such...

Horse Balm; Stoneroot Collinsonia canadensis
These are really interesting flowers to look at up close! They are a member of the Mint family. Notice the spider in the lower left corner, she must be looking for a meal such...

Horse Balm; Stoneroot Collinsonia canadensis
These are really interesting flowers to look at up close! They are a member of the Mint family. Notice the spider in the lower left corner, she must be looking for a meal such as the hoverfly in the lower right corner. Perennial Where seen: Piney River Pocket Wilderness, Big South Fork NRRA, Warriors' Path SP
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13 <strong>Wood Lily</strong>
<em>Lilium philadelphicum</em>/ Lily Family
<span style="color: purple;">Rare</span> 
Height: 1' to 3'
June 23, 2005<br>
It was such a wonderful treat to see this lone lily blooming along a gravel road in the Big South F...

Wood Lily Lilium philadelphicum/ Lily Family Rare Height: 1' to 3' June 23, 2005
It was such a wonderful treat to see this lone lily blooming along a gravel road in the Big South F...

Wood Lily Lilium philadelphicum/ Lily Family Rare Height: 1' to 3' June 23, 2005
It was such a wonderful treat to see this lone lily blooming along a gravel road in the Big South Fork NRRA! It is interesting to see the way the petals are constricted at the bases. I liked the black spots on the petals. The whorled leaves are an easy way to identify the plant when there are no flowers. Perennial Where seen: Big South Fork NRRA
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14 <strong>Canada Lily</strong>
<em>Lilium canadense</em>/ Lily family
Height: 6'
August 12, 2005<br>
This was another one of those flowers that my husband had to pull over on the side of a gravel road for me to see! We were on our way to Max Patch wi...

Canada Lily Lilium canadense/ Lily family Height: 6' August 12, 2005
This was another one of those flowers that my husband had to pull over on the side of a gravel road for me to see! We were on our way to Max Patch wi...

Canada Lily Lilium canadense/ Lily family Height: 6' August 12, 2005
This was another one of those flowers that my husband had to pull over on the side of a gravel road for me to see! We were on our way to Max Patch with our friend Charlie when I spotted it. At first I thought it was a Turk's Cap Lily, but the petals are not reflexed as strongly. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head SP
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15 Flame Azaleas mix<br>
Gregory's Bald is famous for its spectacular display of multi-colored Flame Azaleas the last week of June. It requires an 11-mile round-trip hike, but it is well worth the effort! This is an example of the different colors that c...

Flame Azaleas mix
Gregory's Bald is famous for its spectacular display of multi-colored Flame Azaleas the last week of June. It requires an 11-mile round-trip hike, but it is well worth the effort! This is an example of the different colors that c...

Flame Azaleas mix
Gregory's Bald is famous for its spectacular display of multi-colored Flame Azaleas the last week of June. It requires an 11-mile round-trip hike, but it is well worth the effort! This is an example of the different colors that can be seen. Yellow, orange, pink, and white azaleas follow. map...
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16 Light orange variety Flame Azalea

Light orange variety Flame Azalea

Light orange variety Flame Azalea 2713
17 Yellow variety Flame Azalea

Yellow variety Flame Azalea

Yellow variety Flame Azalea 2014
18 White variety Flame Azaleas

White variety Flame Azaleas

White variety Flame Azaleas 1978
19 Multi-colored Flame Azaleas
These were breathtaking!

Multi-colored Flame Azaleas These were breathtaking!

Multi-colored Flame Azaleas These were breathtaking! 2305
20 <strong>Pinesap</strong>
<em>Monotropa hypopithys</em>/ Heath family
Height: 4"-12"
July 7, 2005<br>
This unusual plant is a <em>saprophyte</em>, with the help of a fungus that grows into the roots it is able to obtain nutrients. It is related to I...

Pinesap Monotropa hypopithys/ Heath family Height: 4"-12" July 7, 2005
This unusual plant is a saprophyte, with the help of a fungus that grows into the roots it is able to obtain nutrients. It is related to I...

Pinesap Monotropa hypopithys/ Heath family Height: 4"-12" July 7, 2005
This unusual plant is a saprophyte, with the help of a fungus that grows into the roots it is able to obtain nutrients. It is related to Indian Pipe, another plant that contains no chlorophyll. Like other members of the Heath Family, it is found in woods with acidic soils. Perennial Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Frozen Head SP
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