• Rare water lilies in bloom on Catawba River

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    For a few weeks each spring, visitors to Landsford Canal State Park in Catawba, South Carolina, can see the rare rocky shoals spider lilies.  

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    The park, located less than an hour’s drive from uptown Charlotte, is believed to be home to the largest population of the perennial.

    Sightseers can check out the botanical beauties from an overlook in the park or by accessing the river by canoe or kayak.

    The lilies can be seen from May through mid-June.

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    Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in bloom on the Catawba River
    Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in bloom on the Catawba River

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