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  • A yellow flower plant along a paved path.
    Information icon Yadkin River goldenrod on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Photo by the Architect of the Capitol.

    Alcoa moves to protect rare plant found only along Yadkin River

    November 21, 2014 | 4 minute read

    In the shadow of the 96-year-old Narrows Dam, biologists fanned out across the rocky banks of the Yadkin River earlier this fall searching for the Yadkin River goldenrod, a plant once lost to science and only found sporadically along a 2.5-mile stretch of shoreline on the Stanly-Montgomery county line. The plant’s only known population in the world occurs on the banks of Falls Reservoir on land exclusively owned by Alcoa Power Generating Inc.  Learn more...

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