Wild Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata) is an April-blooming Smoky Mtns wildflower, with the flowers ranging in color from the light blue in the photo above to deep purple. Another common name is Woodland Phlox. It is one of several varieties of phlox found in the Smokies.
Perhaps the most impressive display of this woodland beauty can be found in the White Oak Sinks area of the Smokies, off Schoolhouse Gap Trail. There you will find acres of blue blooms covering the ground from one hillside, across the valley floor, and up the other hillside. An amazing display that the photo below can only hint at!
After your wildflower walks please stop in at the William Britten Gallery on Glades Rd in Gatlinburg where my complete display of Smoky Mtns photos may offer you a special Smokies memory to take home!
And if you are a wildflower enthusiast, please join my Smoky Mountains Wildflowers Community page on Facebook. We share photos and trade information on flower locations.