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Paul Sherman


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Many plants and animals appearing here are also available (usually downscaled versions) at my wpclipart site, where I release them into the Public Domain.

Smokey  Mountain  Flora

Orange Flowers

Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta

An under-rated flower, as far as I am concerned. To me their warm yellow-to-orange blooms signal the height of summer. Picture at left was taken June 26, 2011. I was able to wait for a whispy cloud to go past, which made the lighting softer and more pleasant. The "height of summer" can otherwise have harsh, contrasy lighting...

This shot was taken on the 4th of July, 2010. Both were photographed where the power lines cross the Appalachian Trail, about a mile North of Indian Grave Gap. The field-like area under the lines is a treaure-trove of flowering plants.

Flame Azalea

Rhododendron calendulaceum

A shrub, but they look like modest-size trees. I've seen them at several spots along the Appalachian Trail, but these were photographed at Rock Creek Park, TN. There is a large Azalea "shrub" right alongside the parking area before the camping entrance.

Maryland Golden Aster

Chrysopsis mariana


Ipomoea coccinea

Trumpet Vines

Campsis radicans

Turks Cap Lily

Lilium superbum

Yellow-fringed Orchid

Platanthera Ciliaris

Plant Sections
Raspberry, blueberry, Indian Strawberry, Wintergreen Berry...

Whitemouth Dayflower, Virginia Spiderwort...

Smooth Phlox, Purple Phacelia, Late Purple Aster...

Amanita, Turkey Tail, Dryads Saddle...


Tree Groundpine...

Trumpet Vine, Turks Cap Lily...

Red Turtlehead, Showy Evening Primrose...

Cardinal Flower, Fire Pink, Southern Red Trillium...

Mimosa, Redbud...

Star Chickweed, Creeping Bush Clover...

Coltsfoot, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Rattlesnake weed...

Related Sites

Tennessee Wildflowers
Kris Light has a wonderful site full of pictures and information. Her site has helped me ID several flowers.
TN Wildflowers

Appalachian Treks
Mark Peacock has some great pictures and info on trails around my area of Eastern Tennessee.
App. Treks

Hiking Bill
Sort of an online tour guide to S. Appalachian hiking trails, by someone who obviously loves to hike.
Hiking Bill

TN Wildflower Gallery
These pages on by Cheryl Hiers, who obviously does a lot of hiking and photography.
Wildflower Guide

Wildflower field guide. Just tons of wildflower photos, some really exceptional.
Flicr Flowers


Plastic Waste
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists...
Very Cool YouTube Video...