Many do not regard the Cumberland Plateau surface to have beautiful displays of spring wildflowers such as seen in the coves. However, there are many beautiful common flowers to be found, such as violets, azalea, bluets, and blueberries.
Here is a Birdfoot Violet (Viola pedanta) growing on moss with a chestnut oak (Quercus montana) seedling.
Azalea (Rhododendron sp) have very showy flowers – on the Domain, the colors range from white to pink to orange and stand out distinctly in the forest.
Azure Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) can be found on the forest floor and associated with plateau wetlands.
Finally, Blueberry (Vaccinium sp) flowers may not be showy, but they are highly prized, as they will soon transform into delicious summer snacks.