By Mac Stone, Naturaland Trust Executive Director:
May has arrived and the forest floor in the Southern Blue Ridge is covered with the neon greens of emergent plants and the vibrant hues of our native wildflowers.
Coming in all shapes, sizes and species, the Upstate is home to an incredible array of botanical diversity. Though the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment only occupies roughly 2% of South Carolina's land, it provides refuge for over 40% of the state's rare plant species.
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