Gladiolus - (garden escape)
Gladiolus X gandavensis* / Iris Family
July 10, 2006
There was a large stand of these pretty flowers blooming along Cades Cove Road in the Smoky Mountains. Since they are garden plants, it shows the hardiness of the plants at the old homesites. Nearby, there were also Blackberry lilies, another holdout. In some parts of Cades Cove during April, large patches of yellow daffodils brighten the drive.
Perennial - bulb