The Shoals lily is so rare that it appears only in certain parts of Alabama, South Carolina, and Georgia. The largest stand in the world can be found along Alabama’s Cahaba River at Hargrove Shoals near West Blocton. You’ll find tufts of the 3-foot-tall plants sprouting between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but each plant blooms only for a single day each year. Sign up for a guided canoe trip from the Cahaba River Society.
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge; cahabariversociety.org