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Asphalt path/Crosswalk
  • Chinese Snowball Viburnum, Viburnum macrocephalum
    deciduous, vase-shaped shrub maturing to 15-20’; white, non-fragrant, sterile florets (each 1¼” wide) bloom in dense globose clusters (to 5-8” wide)
  • Doublefile Viburnum, Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ’Shasta’
    deciduous shrub, horizontally branched 6’ tall and 10-12’ wide at maturity; 4-6” inflorescence of pure white florets, followed by bright red maturing to black fruits
  • Summer Snowflake, Leucojum aestivum ‘Gravetye Giant’
    perennial bulb with nodding, bell-shaped, white flowers tipped with a green spot; mildly fragrant; goes dormant by summer; located near the entry to the Dogwood Trail
  • Bridalwreath Spirea, Spiraea prunifolia
    deciduous spring-flowering shrub 4-9’ tall, 6-8’wide with open upright branching; flowers are double white 1/3” in diameter
Mathews Nature Trail
  • Trillium, Trillium cuneatum
    woodland plant with deep magenta-colored, subtle, upright; foliage is variegated with cream colored specks; sometimes called a tri-flower because leaves and petals are in groups of three
  • Virginia Bluebell, Mertensia virginica
    pink buds mature to lovely lavender-blue spring flowers
  •  Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia
    delicate white flower resembles a collection of shooting stars; late spring bloomer; Southeastern native
  • Trout Lily, Erythronium americanum
    6-10 inches tall; mottled foliage resembles a trout; yellow and brown flower faces down, opens in the day and then closes each night; member of the Lily family
  • Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia
    deciduous clump-forming shrub or small tree with irregular rounded crown; grows 10-20’ tall; showy, erect, 4-10” panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers in spring
  • Carolina Silverbell, Halesia carolina
    small understory tree with a broad, rounded crown or a large shrub; drooping
    clusters (usually 2-5 flowers each) of bell-shaped, white flowers (1/2”)
Bush Azalea Trail
  • Alabama Azalea, Rhododendron alabamense
    5-6’ tall, fragrant white and yellow blotched blooms; native
  • Piedmont Azalea, Rhododendron canescens
    10-15’ tall, fragrant pink to white blooms; native
  • Flame Azalea, Rhododendron austrinum
    8-10’ tall, blooms fragrant, colors range from clear yellow, cream,orange to
    almost pure red


Summer Snowflake
Leucojum aestivum
‘Gravetye Giant’

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