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Bluebells line the hiking path along the Potomac in Riverbend Park in this oil painting by Hwa Crawford. An exhibition of Crawford’s paintings, many of Great Falls scenes, will open March 31 in Middleburg.

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Ready for the Bluebells in Great Falls

The most spectacular wildflower display in Great Falls coincides with a new oil-painting exhibit by a local artist.

The Tidal Basin in Washington may have its famous cherry blossoms, but Great Falls residents need only walk down to the river for a display of shimmering, luminescent blue that some botanists say is the better show: the annual explosion of a riverine wildflower called the Virginia Bluebell.

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