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Contents Preface I. The Blue Ridge Province: An Overview II. Flora 1. The Yellow Birch and Boulder Syndrome 2. Table Mountain Pine: Arboreal Emblem 3. Sourwood: Natural Bends and Sled Runners 5. Sarvis: What's in a Name? 6. Black Gum: Rabbit Traps and Bee Gums 7. Azaleas and Rhododendrons 8. Highland Doghobble: The Black Bear's Refuge 9. The Spring Ephemeral Strategy 10. Galax: Odiferous and Decorative 11. Oil Nut: That Most Curious Fruit 12. Cherokee Baskets: Splints and Dye 11. Hepatica: "The Gem of the Woods" 13. Plant Traps: By Devious Mean 14. Winter Orchids: Puttyroot and Cranefly Orchis 15. Fiddleheads and Ferns That Walk 16. White Snakeroot: The Milk Sick Story III. Fauna 1. Bird Lore 2. Wolf Lore 3. Panther Lore 4. Fox Lore 5. Bear Lore 6. Skunks: Striped and Spotted 7. Mountain Boomers: "Our Speediest Varmint" 8. Cherokee Cookery: Yellow Jacket Soup and More 9. Raccoon Lore 10. Tlanuwas and Uktenas 11. Copperheads and Timber Rattlers Sources About the Author and Artist
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Natural history -- Appalachian Mountains.