displaced shoes at the site of the Flat Shoals Creek rare spider lilies
The famed naturalist-explorer William Bartram made the first recorded observation of the shoals spider lily (Hymenocallis coronaria) in 1773, when he found it growing in the Savannah River. This photo was taken in the Chattahoochee River outside West Point, GA.
someone's dog enjoys the creek
May is bloom time for one of Georgia's most strikingly beautiful wildflowers, the rare shoals spider lily. Growing in dense colonies, the spider lily's large, white flowers, sitting atop 3-foot stems, are breathtaking.