On one of our visits to the Azalia Trail, Joel and I met up with some of the residents as well as interesting wildflowers. We will probably make many more trips to the trail as the woods are beautiful in the fall. The flowers are not in full bloom yet, but at their peak they are a sight to see.
This plant is called eryngo and is part of the parsley family and blooms from August to October. It resembles the rattlesmake-master, also of the parsley family, which blooms from May to August.
The liatris that the moth is relaxing on has not fully opened, but before long the woods will be alive with their purple flowers.