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A Pretty Scene of Goldenrods and Purple Asters in Boone

Pretty flowers shine before along a creek near Poplar Grove Road before colorful autumn leaves attract visitors to the High Country. Photo by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

Sept. 18, 2014. Soon the High Country landscape will feature a spectacular array of fall colors – vibrant yellows, pinks, reds, oranges and gold – that folks from all around the state come to see. But before that happens, flowers continue to color the hillsides, roadsides and riverbanks in and around Boone.

The above photo was taken this morning along a creek off of Poplar Grove Road and features dozens of goldenrod blooms and, we believe, purple New England asters.

Daniel Boone Native Gardens, which is located on Horn in the West Drive in Boone, lists goldenrod, stewartia, witch hazel, devil’s walking stick, New England asters, clematis, turtlehead, ironweed, Joe Pye weed, poke, jewelweed, Jerusalem artichoke and sourwood tree as flowers to bloom in September and October.

Check out a High Country Press story about wildflowers in late summer that was published in late August and features more than a dozen beautiful flowers of the High Country.