Helleborine orchids I found prior to starting our hike. They are quite pretty though this blurry photo doesn't do them justice. They are a European species that has naturalized here in the Southeastern USA and Southern Canada. According to Stan Bentley, they are considered a weed in some areas because of how widespread they have become. In the Smokies and all of TN they are only found in this one location.
GSMNP TN 8/1/09
A new find for me.
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