Native Plant Species
Nonnative Plant Species
Species of Wildflower
Endemic Plant Species

Smoky Mountain Flowers

Flowering Plants

The vegetation changes dramatically with elevation, slope aspect and soil moisture patterns. These variations provide ideal habitat for over 1,600 species of flowering plants, including 100 native tree species and over 100 native shrub species. From mid-June to mid-July, Smoky Mountains National Park is home to exquisite displays of:

  • Mountain Laurel
  • Rhododendron
  • Azalea
  • Other heath family shrubs flower spectacularly, especially on high elevation heath balds

Non-Flowering Plants

The park is also a global center for non-flowering plants, including450 bryophytes:

  • Mosses
  • Liverworts
  • Hornworts

Threatened and Endangered Species

The park is home to 76 threatened (T) and endangered (E) species, such as:

  • Virginia Spiraea (T)
  • Spreading Avens(E)