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Goin' Galackin'

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Galax is a little plant with a heart-shaped leaf that grows on mountain slopes in western North Carolina. “Goin' Galackin'” is a mountain term for a trip deep into the mountains to harvest the leaves. Each year millions of these leaves end up in funeral wreaths and Christmas decorations around the country. Five thousand leaves can bring in as much as $12 from a wholesaler. DeLaughter describes the plant, the people who pick them, and ”goin' galackin.'”
Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 5, Sept 1979, p43, il