PHOTOS: There’s plenty of blooms to see at your local wildlife refuge!

[Karen Lebing]

Beautiful blossoms can be found across regional national wildlife refuges. While the following photos were taken at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, these plants may also be found on Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge and other regional refuges:

Loblolly Bay (Gordonia lasianthus) [Karen Lebing]
Bitterweed (Helenium amarum) [Karen Lebing]
Maryland Meadow Beauty (Rhexia Mariana) [Karen Lebing]