Over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the Smoky Mountains national park

More than 1,500 species of wildflowers are native to the Great Smoky Mountains, more than any other North American national park. Sometimes, the park is referred to as the, “Wildflower National Park." Each spring, the park hosts the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, a weeklong festival of programs and guided walks and hikes that explore the wondrous diversity of life in the park.