The Lady Slippers are in bloom at Whites Creek.
There are several wild orchids in East Tennessee but the Pink Lady Slipper is the largest and maybe the showiest of the bunch. They are symbiotic with pines and a certain fungus so they don't grow just everywhere. We feel honored that there are so many patches of them on Whites Creek.
And so are the Sweet Shrub, but they aren't at their peak scent just yet.