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"Shortia galacifolia (Oconee bells or Acony Bell) is a rare plant in the family Diapensiaceae found only in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, concentrated in the tri-state border region of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. S. galacifolia has also been reported in Japan, as have three other species of Shortia." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortia_galacifolia

Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia) is a rare southern Appalachian endemic and is one of the earliest wildflowers to bloom - what a great way to start the parade of spring wildflowers! Photographed at the Botanical Gardens at Asheville.