The common name from this spring ephemeral comes from its outer "V"-shaped hanging petals that look like a pair of white breeches hung upside-down.
Found along the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 367.5.
The landscape of the southern Appalachians is rich in biodiversity, offering you an opportunity to discover flora not found anywhere else in the world. In Asheville, showy native wildflowers bloom with the arrival of spring and progress throughout the year, making Asheville one of the longest wildflower bloom seasons in the country.
Check out Asheville’s wildflower bloom schedule below to learn more about the region’s most prominent native wildflowers and where to find them on your next visit.