Gray's Lily T-shirt (Heather Clay)

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Gray's Lily T-shirt (Heather Clay)

18.00

Available in unisex sizes S, M, L, XL. T-shirt is 52/48 ring-spun cotton/polyester.

This T-shirt features the Blue Ridge Discovery Center Salamander Logo printed on the right sleeve.

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Sport this stylish graphic tee proudly and show your love for a species that makes the Blue Ridge Mountains so special!

The blossoms of Gray’s lily are bright red and they shine like beacons through foggy waves of grass in their characteristic montane habitats during the summer. The Gray’s or Roan lily, Lilium grayi, is a threatened, endemic species first discovered by legendary nineteenth century botanist Asa Gray, who wrote notes on the unusual features of these beautiful flowers, but humbly refrained from immediately attempting to describe the plant. Later, it was discovered to indeed be a new species, and was named in Gray’s honor. A truly unique lily, the Gray’s lily illustrates the beauty associated with biodiversity, and as a result, it is an important testimony of the Blue Ridge’s botanical significance. Now, an introduced fungal pathogen is wreaking havoc on this species, but they may still be found fighting to bloom in the scenic natural grasslands of the mountains.

With your purchase you are supporting Blue Ridge Discovery Center's mission to inspire creativity, discovery, and critical thinking through interest-driven and hands-on activities focused on the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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