Bloodroot, or Sanguinaria canadensis, is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant native to eastern North America and found here in the mountains of North Carolina. Right now they are blooming and are noticeable on the forest floor. See more wild animal images here.
Visiting the High Country? Visit the Parkway and Rough Ridge. You can see Grandfather Mountain, Linn Cove Viaduct, the Gorge and the Piedmont. This trailhead can be found at Milepost 302.8. The trail is moderate at best with a boardwalk about a third of the way up. You can reach the top in another half mile with an elevation of 4,773 feet. This trail is part of the Tanawha Trail. See more of the trail here.