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 10 taxa in the family Agavaceae, Agave family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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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: Wild Hyacinth, Eastern Camas Lily, Quamash Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Camassia scilloides   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Camassia scilloides   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Camassia scilloides 041-27-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, over circumneutral soils, in GA on limestone, in NC on slopes & natural levees along the Roanoke River, in SC over gabbro

Rare disjuncts in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Sunnybell
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenolirion croceum   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenolirion croceum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Schoenolirion croceum 041-29-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas, bogs, seepage slopes, seepages on granite flatrocks

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere, an endemic

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & apparently North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: White Sunnybell
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenolirion albiflorum   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenolirion albiflorum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in wet pinelands, cypress depressions, Hypericum depressions, wet hammocks

Rare in GA

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Texas Sunnybell
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenolirion wrightii   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenolirion wrightii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in saline prairies, seepage over sandstone, Catahoula barrens

Rare

Native to Alabama

 


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Common Name: Blue Plantain-lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Hosta ventricosa   FAMILY: Agavaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Hosta ventricosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it . It is widely planted as a shade ornamental and rarely persistent

Rare

Non-native: China

 


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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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"Molecular biology, specifically the advent of DNA testing and analysis, has brought about a virtual revolution in the biological sciences, especially in the realm of classification and systematics, or taxonomy. Many plants and other organisms thought to be unrelated under the old systems are now revealed to share genetics closely in common — and some long classified as near relatives have been discovered to bear physical resemblances only." — John Eastman, Book of Field and Roadside.