Trips: Shenandoah Summer Wildflowers 2016

Shenandoah National Park is awash in wildflowers this summmer.  Here is a collection of photographs from Shenandoah this summer.

A great magnet for butterflies

Milkweed

A great magnet for butterflies. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Geraniums bloom for much of the late spring and summer where there is sufficient moisture

Wild Geraniums

Geraniums bloom for much of the late spring and summer where there is sufficient moisture. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Turks Cap at the Point Overlook

A Western Storm

Turks Cap at the Point Overlook. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Turks Cap

Solitary Cap

Turks Cap. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Goldenrod blooms in the fog.

Goldenrod Fog

Goldenrod blooms in the fog. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Wildflowers bloom on a hillside below Shenandoah's peaks.

A Hillside Of WIldflowers

Wildflowers bloom on a hillside below Shenandoah's peaks. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A field of rudbeckia and helianthus bloom with Old Rag Mountain looming in the back.

Old Rag and Wildflowers

A field of rudbeckia and helianthus bloom with Old Rag Mountain looming in the back. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

The slender flowering spikes of black cohosh invite us into Big Meadows and the forest's edge.

Black Cohosh

The slender flowering spikes of black cohosh invite us into Big Meadows and the forest's edge. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Pink Allium wildlfower complements the numeous rudbeckia, daisies and helianthus found in Shenandoah National Park.

Pink Allium WIldflower

Pink Allium wildlfower complements the numeous rudbeckia, daisies and helianthus found in Shenandoah National Park. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A vivid red columbine blooms in the moist shade.

Columbine Wildflower

A vivid red columbine blooms in the moist shade. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

The dried seed heads of cow parsnip rise above a field of black eyed susans and sunflowers.

Cow Parsnip Wildflower

The dried seed heads of cow parsnip rise above a field of black eyed susans and sunflowers. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A soft fog blankets Big Meadows' wildflowers.

Yellow Abstract

A soft fog blankets Big Meadows' wildflowers. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Orange Butterfly Weed, is in reality a beautiful wildflower that blooms in the open meadows in late summer,

Butterfly Weed, Asclepias

Orange Butterfly Weed, is in reality a beautiful wildflower that blooms in the open meadows in late summer,. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Amidst the drying grasses of late summer grows a medley of orange butterfly weed, yellow rudbeckia and pink clover near Big Meadows...

Meadows Grasses and Wildflowers, 2016

Amidst the drying grasses of late summer grows a medley of orange butterfly weed, yellow rudbeckia and pink clover near Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Wildflowers White Queen Anne's Lace, or Daucus carota, and pink clover against a backdrop of black eyed susans in Big Meadows...

Queen Anne's Lace Wildflower

Wildflowers White Queen Anne's Lace, or Daucus carota, and pink clover against a backdrop of black eyed susans in Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A wildflower field of Queen Anne's Lace and pink clover grows on the edge of Big Meadows.

A Field of Lace

A wildflower field of Queen Anne's Lace and pink clover grows on the edge of Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Orange butterfly weed grows amidst a field of pink and white allium and scattered thistle and milkweed, in Big Meadows.

Big Meadows Summer Wildflowers

Orange butterfly weed grows amidst a field of pink and white allium and scattered thistle and milkweed, in Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Purple Begamot or bee balm mixes with white Queen Anne's Lace and white and pink allium in fog covered Big Meadows.

Wilflower Begamot

Purple Begamot or bee balm mixes with white Queen Anne's Lace and white and pink allium in fog covered Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Big Meadows has the highest concentration of rare plants in Shenandoah and both contains and abuts important wetlands with two...

Big Meadows Ferns

Big Meadows has the highest concentration of rare plants in Shenandoah and both contains and abuts important wetlands with two mafic fens, a type of wetland, present that support exceptionally rare flora. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A mix of wildflowers in Big Meadows.

Wildflower Mix

A mix of wildflowers in Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Pink wildflowers line a rock wall at one of the overlooks into the Shenandoah valley.

Flowery Overlook

Pink wildflowers line a rock wall at one of the overlooks into the Shenandoah valley. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Queen Anne's Lace, bee balm and clover mix in Big Meadows.

Pink on White WIldflowes

Queen Anne's Lace, bee balm and clover mix in Big Meadows. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

A massive scape of ferns in Shenandoah National Park.

Ferns in the Fog

A massive scape of ferns in Shenandoah National Park. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Yellow helianthus wildflowers bloom at Jewell Hollow Overlook.

Jewell Hollow Helianthus

Yellow helianthus wildflowers bloom at Jewell Hollow Overlook. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.

Wildflowers and butterflies enjoy the view of Jewell Hollow Overlook.

Jewell Hollow Wildflowers on a Summer Day

Wildflowers and butterflies enjoy the view of Jewell Hollow Overlook. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.