||I never thought I would find a more red form than 'N3 Micco Lamochatte', but I did. While a road widening project in central Georgia was in progress I was able to save five Lilium michauxii and many other species of native plants from the fall line road project. Two years later in July summer of 2012 one of the five produced a screamimg red flower. I have named this selection 'N3 Micco Yaha Hajo' in honor of Muscogee/Creek Chief Mad wolf. As I type 8/1/2013 in the Smoky Mountains and up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway I notice the Asian introduced lily virus is killing most all the Blue Ridge Parkway Lilies Excessive over head water is not recommend for native lilies. Organic fertilizers are best.
The only quote I could locate, Micco Yaha Hajo was from earlier when he live in Ala. He said: "The people of Tombigbee have put over their cattle in the Fork, on the Alibamo (current day Alabama) hunting grounds, and have gone a great way on our lands. I want them put back. We all know they are Americans."
Chief Yaha Hajo
A once Muscogee leader from Ala. turned Seminole War Chief,
He united with the majority of the people in their opposition to forced immigration, and became an active leader in the war. The truth is, that the measures adopted by the US to bring about this result, were neither conciliatory nor efficient; the wishes and interests of the Indians, in several particulars, were not consulted as they should have been, nor were the means for effecting the removal forcibly, either adequate or promptly applied.
On the 29th of March, 1836, as the main body of the American troops in Florida was about to encamp on the banks of the Ocklewahah, two fires were discovered, newly lighted, on the opposite side of one of those lakes which abound in this country. The Us troops supposing the fire to be signal-fire, lighted by the Indians to communicate intelligence from one party to another, Colonel Butler's command was detached in search for what they assumed was an enemy. The troops had proceeded three or four miles, when four Indians were discovered and pursued by the advanced guard. General Joseph Shelton, of South Carolina, a gallant gentleman, who accompanied the army as one of a band of volunteers from that patriotic state, dashed for ward and charged upon one of the Indians, who, finding he could not elude the attack, halted and faced his opponent. When but a few steps apart, both parties leveled their guns at each other; the General fired first, wounded his adversary in the neck, and, drop ping the gun, drew a pistol. Advancing on the Indian, he placed the pistol at his breast, and drew the trigger, but the weapon missed fire. The Indian brought his rifle to his shoulder and shot the General in the hip; at the same moment the brave savage received a fatal wound from another hand, fell on his knees, attempted to load his rifle in that position, and died, resisting to the last gasp with the obstinacy which always marks the death of the Indian.
The warrior who was slain in the manner just described, was Yaha Hajo, or the Mad Wolf, a Creek chief, who visited Washington City in 1826 as one of the delegates from that nation, but after wards emigrated to Florida, where he held the same rank. His name is not expressive of his character, which was comparatively mild and benevolent. He was especially noted as a successful hunter, and was considered one of the best in Florida. For this exercise he seemed admirably fitted by his finely molded form, which evinced both strength and agility, and exhibited a fine specimen of savage beauty. He was erect and slender. His chest was broad and high, his limbs round, and elegantly turned, and his muscles greatly developed by constant exercise. The hands of the Indians, never being employed in labor, are usually small, bearing that evidence of gentility which Sir Walter Scott lays down as an indubitable sign of aristocratic birth. Those of Yaha Hajo were remarkably small and delicately formed; while his feet had the hollow sole and high instep common to his race, and might have served as models for the sculptor, except that they were too small for just proportion. His nose was Roman, and all his features fine and prominent.
Lilium michauxiiNOTE: They are highly attractive to long legged goats(deer), rabbits and voles. Watch for aphids and at the first sign address them immediately as aphids can spread The Asian Lily Virus quickly and kill our wonderful native lilies. The virus has spread form commercially sold Day Lilies and other Asiatic lilies in the garden trade and is truly threatening our Native