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The Rarest Flower in North Carolina

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The shortia, so far as known, grows nowhere else in the world except in certain area of the state's mountains. The flower was found by Andre Michaux, the famous French botanist, on a trip through the state's mountains in 1787. It remained unnamed until Dr. Asa Gray, the American botanist, discovered it on a trip to Paris in 1838 and named it in honor of Professor Short of Kentucky. It was rediscovered in the mountains in 1877.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 2 Issue 39, Feb 1935, p21, il