Red Carpet Ready

Your local monadnocks are decked out in red this spring, so now is the perfect time to see this yearly spectacle! Diamorpha may be only a few inches tall, but it makes up for its size with profusion and boldness.  Most of the solution pits at the top of Arabia Mountain are covered in the bright red leaves of this tenacious little plant and we are expecting white flowers to pop soon.

The biggest and brightest pools of crimson are visible along the Mountain Top Trail of the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve because this plant thrives in open granite ecosystems. You can hike up Arabia Mountain from sunrise to sunset everyday so you’ll have lots of opportunities to see the show. Panola Mountain is a protected conservation area, so you can only see their blooms during a guided tour. Luckily there is a moonlight hike set for April 4th!

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