Oconee Bell - Devil's Fork State Park
One of South Carolina’s most unique and earliest wildflowers, the Oconee
Bell, can be found blooming from mid-March to early April. Colonies of the
Oconee Bells blooming in their entire splendor can be seen along the Oconee Bell
Trail at Devils Fork State Park, a gateway to the Jocassee Gorges.
The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams. Although the flower has a very limited range in the wild, it grows well in gardens and is commercially available.
You can recognize the Oconee Bell by its white and yellow blossom with red stem and red-tinged leaves.
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