Region of Black, Frosty, Amicalola, Burnt, Sassafras, and Oglethorpe Mountains

These mountains form a ridgeline at the southern extremes of the Appalachian chain. Oglethorpe Mountain was at one time the starting point for the Appalachian Trail until it was moved to Springer Mountain about 30 miles to the northeast in the late 1950s. This mountain environment just north of Atlanta GA and east of Jasper GA is not unique to the Appalachians, but it does have unique characteristics that set it apart from many other sections of the Appalachian mountain region.

Rising to over 3000 feet, the steeply sloped mountain ridges consist mainly of Ashe and Edneyville stony loam which has a moderate organic material and is strongly acidic. This soil supports rhododendron, mountain laurel, wild azalea’s, mainly hardwood trees (oak, hickory, maple, poplar, sourwood, and others) and 100’s of species of wildflowers. CLICK ON ANY PHOTO BELOW TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL THE FLOWERS.

Early Spring Wildflowers: 30 March – 15 April

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Middle Spring Wildflowers: 16 April – 15 May

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Late Spring Wildflowers: 16 May – 15 June

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Early Summer Wildflowers: 16 June – 15 July

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Middle Summer Wildflowers: 16 July – 15 August

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Late Summer Wildflowers: 16 August – 30 September

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Fall Wildflowers: I October – 15 November

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