Galax from Joanne in SC

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Thick leathery leaves. Wondered if it was ginseng

Hi Joanne,

no, not ginseng but still an interesting plant.  This is Galax, Galax aphylla, a native plant related to the Oconee Bell, but it has spikes of small white flowers. Rather common in the SC mountains.

There is a twig covered with a lichen in the image as well, unrelated to the leathery leaved plant.


Dr. Steven Hill, Botanist, SCNPS

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