Such beauties! These plants were the reason I was hiking over the Appalachian Balds yesterday. I was hoping to find some and happy to see four on Round Bald close enough to the trail to be photographed without trampling all over the vegetation. By the time I had crossed Jane Bald, I had counted about a dozen, and upon hiking across Grassy Ridge I had stopped counting. So many of them, so good to see! This lily is an endangered and protected species where it grows and doesn't grow anywhere else in the world, so if you see it growing along the Appalachian Trail, please do not disturb the plants. Not only would it be detrimental to the survival of this rare flower, but you could actually get into trouble with the law. The plants are reported to have problems with seed production due to a fungal pathogen that attacks them before the capsules ripen. So please do not collect any seeds either. They likely would not germinate or grow outside of their natural habitat anyway since they are so specialized to the Appalachian Balds ecosystem.