Virginia Hiking & Nature Studies: Forest Ecology, Virginia Wildflowers, Butterflies, Waterfalls, Trees, Wildlife. A Shenandoah Valley Naturalist Experience. 



Make the Forest Come Alive
Virginia Wildflowers

Wildflower


Formerly educated & experienced Master Naturalist, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Guided Wildflower Walks
with a MASTER NATURALIST

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Butterfly Weed, Virginia Wildflowers Deptford Pink, Virginia Wildflowers Canada Violet, Virginia Wildflowers Fringed Polygala, Virginia Wildflowers
Wild Bergamot, Virginia Wildflowers Black Eyed Susans, Virginia Wildflowers Blazing Star, Virginia Wildflowers Butter and Egg, Virginia Wildflowers
T-B, L-R: Butterfly Weed, Deptford Pink, Canada Violet, Fringed Polygala
Wild Bergamot, Black Eyed Susan, Blazing Star, Butter and Eggs
All Photos Copyright  2011, Stephen T. Gibson
Virginia Wildflowers

 

Guided Nature Discover Walks for Wildflowers. Shenandoah Valley, Va.

GUIDED WILDFLOWER WALKS. What to Expect:
* Search for wildflowers either early morning or late-afternoon.
* Locate wildflowers in the Blue Ridge Mountains and other rural areas.
* Explore to find and identify wildflowers.
* Seek wildflowers along forest roads.
* Find and ID wildflowers along trails.
* Study the various wildflowers in wildlife clearings and fields.
* Learn historical uses for a few of the wildflowers we locate & ID.
* Great photographic opportunities for digital or 35mm photography.

This activity is led by a Master Naturalist and is available to individuals (one-on-one) couples or small groups (max of 4).

 

 

American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)...is an herbaceous perennial plant in the ivy family, commonly used as Chinese or herbal medicine. American Ginseng can be found growing wild in the Appalachian, Allegheny and Ozark Mountains. These pictures show 4-prong Ginseng. The left image is mid-summer as the red berries have yet to develop. The picture on the right is fully matured with the berry-like, bright red drupes that contain two seeds each.

 

 

Yellow Viola's. Virginia wildflowersVirginia Nature Guide is located in the central Shenandoah Valley between the Appalachian Mountains, Allegheny Mountains, Shenandoah Mountain and Walker Mountain. We also border the southern district of the Shenandoah National Park and the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Massanutten Mountain is only 25 miles to the north. 

 

GUIDED Wildflower Identification Nature Walk with a Master Naturalist: 
3 Hours (Morning or Late Afternoon Wildflower Discovery Walks) 

1 or 2  Person(s): $50 (for 2 same as $25.00 each)
Each Additional Person (3-4): $10 each total
Energy Fee: $15 (may be wavered)

Example A: 2 adults for 3 hours - $50 (breaks down to $25 each)*
Example B: 3 adults for 3 hours - $60 (breaks down to $20.00 each)
Example C: 4 adults for 3 hours - $70 (breaks down to $17.50 each)

*Note: 1 solo person must pay the two-person rate of $50.

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WILDFLOWERS of Virginia....Below, you will find a seasonal blooming guide of mountain wildflowers of Virginia "that we compiled from our own studies" for the central Shenandoah Valley."  Please keep in mind, that some blooms fall from one season to the next.  Depending on when you schedule, you may have the opportunity to see most or all of the wildflowers for the season you select. 

 

SEASONAL WILDFLOWER GUIDE
Virginia Wildflowers
...our own database...
200+ species

Spring Summer Fall
American Ginseng
Baneberry
Bedstraw
Bellwort
Birdsfoot Violet
Blue Violet
Bluebell
Bluets
Buttercups
Cancer Root
Canada Violet
Carolina Spring Beauty
Cinquefoil
Coltsfoot
Common Hop
Common Plantain
Common Violet
Crested Dwarf Iris
Crocuses
Daffodil
 Dames Rocket
Deerberry
Dwarf Larkspur
Eastern White Beard Tongue
False Solomon's Seal
Fringed Polygala
Garlic Mustard (White)
Ginger
Golden Alexander
Golden Ragwort
Golden Star
Ground Ivy
Henbit
Honeysuckle
Indian Strawberry
Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Kidney Leaf Buttercup
Lousewort
Lyre-Leaved Sage
May Apple
Miami Mist
Mountain Phlox
Nettle
Periwinkle
Pink Azalea
Pink Lady Slipper
Pitcher Plant
Putty Root Orchid
Round-lobed Hepatica
Rue-Anemone
Showy Orchid
Smooth Meadow Parsnip
Smooth Yellow Violet
Spice Bush
Star Chickweed
Star of Bethlehem
Sweet Everlasting
Sweet Pea
Tall Buttercup
Tartiarian Honeysuckle
Trillium
Trumpet Creeper
Watercress
White Clintonia
Wild Blue Phlox
Wild Phlox
Wild Geranium
Wild Mustard
Wild Strawberry
Wood Violet
Woodland Stonecrop




Bluets, Virginia wildflowers








Cardinal Flower. Virginia Wildflowers
Agrimony
American Ginseng
American Vetch
Asiatic Dayflower
Aster
Bearsfoot
Black-Eye Susan
Bellflower
Bloodroot
Blue Eyed Grass
Boneset
Brown Stem
Burdock
Butter and Egg
Butterfly Weed
Cardinal Flower
Chicory
Clammy Groundcherry
Common Dayflower
Common Mullein
Common Speedwell
Common St. John's Wort
Cramesbill
Crown Vetch
Daisy Fleabane
Deptford Pink
Dove's Foot Speedwell
Downy False Foxglove
Evening Primrose
Fleabane (Philadelphia)
Flowering Spurge
Golden Ragwort
Goldenrod
Great Lobelia
Heal-All
Hog Peanut
Indian Pipe
Ironweed
Jerusalem Artichoke
Jewelweed (Touch-me-Not)
Joe-Pye Weed
Lady's Thumb
Leather Flower
Lobelia
Long Leaved Lyre
Loosestrife
Maple-Leaved Viburnum
Milkweed
Monkeyflower
Moth Mullein
Mountain Mint
Mouse-Ear Speedwell
Multi-Flora Rose (pink, white)
Naked Tick Trefoil
Nettle Leaved Sage
Nipplewort
Oakgall
Oblique Milkvine
Ox-Eye Daisy
Pale Blue Aster
Philadelphia Fleabane
Pink Morning Glory
Poison Hemlock
Poke
Queen Anne's Lace
Rattlesnake Weed
Red Clover
St. John's Wort
St. Peter's Wort
Showy Goldenrod
Soapwort
Solomon's Seal
Smooth Yellow Violet
Southern Harebell
Spice Bush
Spotted Knapweed
Spotted Touch-me-Not
Starry Campion
Stripped Wintergreen
Sweet Cicely
Sweet Goldenrod
Sweet Yellow Clover
Tall Bellflower
Tall Bluets
Tall Buttercup
Teasel
Thistle
Tickseed
Thimbleweed
Tyre-leaved Sage
Viper's Bugloss
Virgin's Bower
White Chicory
White Evening Primrose
White Morning Glory
White Snakeroot
Wild Basil
Wild Bergamot
Wild Coffee
Wild Columbine
Wild Geranium
Wild Indigo
Wild Quinine
Wild Sienna
Wing-Stem
Woodland Sunflower
Yarrow
Yellow King-Devil
Yellow Star-grass
Yellow Wood Sorrel
Aster (purple)
Aster (white)
Aster (calico)
Birdsfoot Violet
Bloodroot
Bush Clover
Buttercups
Canada Violet
Cardinal Flower
Cinquefoil
Common Blue Violet
Common Mullein
Crown Vetch
Fleabane
Fleabane (Philie)
Foxglove
Garlic Mustard
Great Lobelia
Heal All
Hog Peanut
Indian Strawberry
Lady's Thumb
Lobelia
Morning Glory
Moth Mullein
Mountain Mint
Ox-Eye Daisy
Queen Anne's Lace
Ragwort
Red Clover
Showy Goldenrod
Smooth Yellow Violet
Soapwort
Spotted Ragweed
Spur Violet
Sweet Everlasting
Sweet Goldenrod
Tall Buttercups
Tall Meadow Rue
Teasel
Thistle
Trillium
White Clover
White Snakeroot
Wild Basil
Wild Phlox
Wild Geranium
Wild Strawberry
Wingstem
Woodland Sunflower
Yellow Sweet Clover
Yellow Wood Sorrel





Blazing Star, Virginia wildflowers

 

Wildflower Identification with Light Hiking and Nature Studies in the following areas: Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Skyline Drive, George Washington National Forest, St. Mary's Wilderness Area, Ramsey's Draft Wilderness Area, Goshen Wildlife Management Area, Little North Mountain Wildlife Management Area and Augusta Wetlands. In the counties of: Augusta, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Albemarle and Nelson: Near the communities of Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Lexington, Wintergreen, Afton, Elkton, Deerfield, Stokesville, Churchville, West Augusta and Waynesboro , Va.

 

2003, Stephen T. Gibson/Wild Mountain Trout Fly Fishing & Virginia Nature Guide
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