Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Agavaceae, Agave family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spanish Dagger, Aloe Yucca
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Yucca aloifolia   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Yucca aloifolia 041-12-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on dunes

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mound-lily Yucca, Spanish Bayonet
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Yucca gloriosa   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Yucca gloriosa 041-12-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on dunes, shell middens, also regularly cultivated and often persistent or weakly escaped around old homesites inland

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare elsewhere, endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Beargrass, Spoonleaf Yucca, Curlyleaf Yucca, Adam's Needle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Yucca filamentosa   FAMILY: Agavaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Yucca filamentosa   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Yucca filamentosa var. filamentosa 041-12-003a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in woodlands, forests, dunes, roadsides, disturbed areas

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Weakleaf Yucca, Adam's Needle
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Yucca flaccida   FAMILY: Agavaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Yucca flaccida   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Yucca filamentosa var. smalliana 041-12-003b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in thin soils around rock outcrops, woodlands, roadsides, disturbed areas

Uncommon (rare north of GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master, American Aloe
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Agave virginica   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Manfreda virginica   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Agave virginica 044-08-001   FAMILY: Amaryllidaceae

 

Look for it on granite flatrocks, diabase glades, limestone and dolomite barrens and glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, dry roadbanks

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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