The rhododendron bushes were in full bloom and they were gorgeous! Everywhere you looked on the mountain, were rhododendron bushes full of beautiful lavender, pink catawba flowers. The rhododendron in Breaks Park begin blooming in mid May and last through June.
A wildflower field guide is helpful for identifying the herb robert (Geranium robertianium), showy orchis (Orchis spectabilis), bird's-foot violet (Viola pedata), Virginia bluebell (Mertensia virginica), cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis), and wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum). For variety, visitors might search the edges of rock outcrops, deep woods, stream edges, and river habitats.
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