Cherokee North Carolina
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Atlanta Travel and Georgia Getaways
Jared Reyes, of the Fort Bragg, North Carolina Cherokee tribe, dances during the 11th Annual Indian Festival and Pow-Wow at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, Nov 6, 2010. Visitors to the park listened to Native American songs and witnessed several dance competitions. Over 50 tribes from North and South America attended the event. (Johnny Crawford / email@example.com)
Carolina Lily State Wildflower
North Carolina designated the Carolina Lily (Lilium michauxii) as the official State wildflower in 2003. This spectacular wildflower grows throughout North Carolina, from the forests and hills of Cherokee County to the coastal swamplands of Hyde and Pamlico Counties. The stem of the Carolina lily can grow up to 4 feet high and can have up to 6 flowers at the summit (1-3 is more common). The flower petals are brilliant red-orange with brown spots and curl back to overlap.