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It really does grow in the wild!

A few weeks ago tha weezling and I got the itch to do some fossil hunting, but we were sick of going to the same old places. We yearned for fresh hunting grounds, but with no excavation anywhere we knew about, we decided to go on a hike through the woods to see if we could run across a neglected ditch or creek. Summerville is loaded with them, so the chances were good. Through the woods we hiked along the bottom of a dried creekbed. We found a few small teeth and one shamer of an angustidens tooth but it was a disappointing hunt. We were years too late to find anything in this creek. We took a different fork in the creek back to where we parked and we came across a clearing only about 25 yards from the road. Smack in the middle of the clearing was a "plant of certain medicinal qualities." It was growing all by itself amongst the other weeds, yet it was the only true "weed" among them. For my whole life in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, I've never seen one these growing in the woods, though I know its naturally occuring. I snapped a photo, grinned a big reminiscing grin, and hiked the rest of the way to my truck.
Location Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Date Added9/20/2006

The "plant" I mentioned above.

Maybe I
Maybe I'll sleep in a little longer next time.
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