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Guided Hike Helps Beginners Identify Flowers Native To SNP

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Posted: May 5, 2014

Ranger Mara Meisel shows a group of visitors a garlic mustard plant Saturday along the Appalachian Trial at Milam Gap during Shenandoah National Park Wildflower Weekend. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Cut-leaved toothwort grows on the floor of the Shenandoah National Park, where a class of beginners could identify it during Saturday’s event.
Star Chickweed is identified during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend on Saturday.
A spring violet is identified is identified during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend on Saturday.
Park Ranger Mara Meisel holds a dandelion bloom as a member of the group uses a loupe for a closeup view during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend on Saturday.
Park Ranger Mara Meisel shows a group a Jack-in-the pulpit during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend on Saturday.
Marian Gorman, from Fairfax, shows a picture she took during Shenandoah National Park’s Wildflower Weekend on Saturday.

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK — Although there are about 850 species of flowering plants in Shenandoah National Park, most hadn’t yet reached their peak on Saturday for Wildflower Weekend.

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