PlantFiles Pictures: suncatcheracres picture (Live Oak (Quercus virginiana))
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I'm 1/8 Cherokee through my Father's side of the family, and supposedly they came from Kennesaw Mountain, north of Atlanta, Georgia. But I was born and raised in Mississippi, and lived in Gulfport, right on the line with Long Beach, for most of my childhood, so I was raised under old live oaks, and have always loved them. The whole Mississippi Gulf Coast was covered in live oaks before Hurricane Camille destroyed that whole area in 1969--now it is just a blur of motels and casinos.
I've just discovered than an old American Indian native plant--witch hazel--is a good remedy for poison ivy, which I have in abundance here!