Chestnut Herbal School

Oconee bells

Oconee Bells

Oconee bells (Shortia galacifolia, Diapensiaceae) in flower at the UNCA botanical gardens, March 12th 2010. This extremely rare, legendary flower heralds in the early spring in the southern Appalachians. Oconee bells is in the fairy wand family, along with Galax diphylla, which really lives up to its family namesake with its white raceme, perfectly sized […]