Celebrate the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily

The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily's are blooming on the Broad River near the Riverfront Park in Columbia. There are only about 50 healthy clumps of the flowers blooming in only three states.
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The Rocky Shoals Spider Lily's are blooming on the Broad River near the Riverfront Park in Columbia. There are only about 50 healthy clumps of the flowers blooming in only three states.

David Travis Bland won the South Carolina Press Association’s 2017 Judson Chapman Award for community journalism. As The State’s crime, police and public safety reporter, he strives to inform communities about crimes that affect them and give deeper insight into victims, the accused and law enforcement. He studied history with a focus on the American South at the University of South Carolina.