any of the shallow, usually marshy, oval depressions found in the coastal plains of the eastern U.S. that are heavily forested and have rich soil.
a chickadee, Parus carolinensis, of the southeastern U.S., resembling but smaller than the black-capped chickadee.
a vine, Gelsemium sempervirens, of the southern U.S. and Central America, of the logania family, having glossy, lance-shaped leaves and fragrant yellow flowers: the state flower of South Carolina.
a bulbous lily, Lilium michauxii, of the southeastern U.S., having large, spotted, orange-red flowers with recurved petals.
a twining woody vine, Cocculus carolinus, of the southeastern U.S., having inconspicuous flowers and showy, red fruit.