“Appalachian rich coves are among the most diverse plant communities in North America, home to three times as many rare plant species as are found in other forest types.”
Local divisions of the N.C. Department of Transportation won recognition in the state’s annual Wildflower Awards, while the city of Asheville studies noise and the Buncombe Partnership for Children deploys a $400,000 grant to train up to 60 new early childhood educators in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties.
“In April, a lush carpet of green emerges from the forest floor, and an astonishing array of flowers opens to the bright sunshine.”
In this edition of “Wild Things,” author and herbalist Lee Warren takes a closer look at one of the most beautiful wild plants you’ll ever see in Western North Carolina.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s 22nd annual awards recognize the efforts of NCDOT staff.
When the rivers run full and the trees and flowers blossom,
when the world wakes up to the sounds of birds singing,
That’s the feeling of the new season springing.
photo by Eric Crews