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Shoal Spider Lily
Photographer: Julie Wynn
Location: Harris County, GA
Each flower blooms one day and then dies. The colonies on Flat Shoals Creek make up one of the largest populations of shoals spider lilies anywhere. Over the decades, entire populations of shoals spider lilies have been wiped out by rising water from dams and by siltation from development that chokes life out of streams. In Georgia, the plant is found in only five streams and is under state protection.
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Camera Information: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 105micro
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