• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Wildflowers

Rue Anemone and Blue Phlox
Rue Anemone and Blue Phlox
 
Fire Pink

Fire Pink

The river bottoms, narrow valleys, sinks, hillsides, and ridgetops come alive with a carpet of color in the spring as happens and is celebrated in our other Eastern Parks. Beginning in late February and before the end of March, more than 60 species of herbaceous wildflowers are in flower to start the Spring extravaganza of color. Highlighting this Spring show are such species as Spring Beauty , Twinleaf, Hepatica, Yellow Corydalis, Violets, Trout Lily, Bluebells, May-Apple, Columbine, Phlox, Wild Geranium, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Trillium, Wood Poppy, Fire Pink, Larkspur, Squirrel Corn, Wild Hyacinth, Synandra, Coral Root Orchid, Yellow Lady Slipper, Crested Dwarf Iris, Showy Orchis, and many more.

Did You Know?

Grease-oil lamp

The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.