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 137 taxa in the family Liliaceae, Lily family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon Common Name: Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY: Asparagaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asparagus officinalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asparagus officinalis 041-01-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it to have escaped to fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas

Commonly cultivated and escaped

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sprenger’s Asparagus-fern, Emerald-fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asparagus aethiopicus   FAMILY: Asparagaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Asparagus aethiopicus   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, seeding down especially around plantings

Rare

Non-native: southern Africa

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ocmulgee Trillium, Oaky Woods Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium delicatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

 

Look for it in rich, mesic, deciduous forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Decumbent Trillium, Trailing Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium decumbens   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium decumbens   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon in GA, an endemic (should be sought in extreme sw. NC)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Relict Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium reliquum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium reliquum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests on bluffs and ravine slopes

Rare, an endemic

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, & bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common to uncommon, locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chattahoochee Trillium, Deceptive Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium decipiens   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium decipiens   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Sessile Trillium, Sessile Toadshade, Toad Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium sessile   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium sessile   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests, in NC limited to very rich soils of natural levees and lower slopes along the Roanoke River

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Underwood's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium underwoodii   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium underwoodii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Trillium, Yellow Toadshade, Lemon-scented Trillium, Wax Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium luteum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium luteum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. luteum 041-03-001b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies

Locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies, uncommon to rare elsewhere. Nearly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium maculatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium maculatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium viride 041-03-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests and floodplains, over calcareous materials such as coquina limestone ("marl") or on shell middens

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lookout Mountain Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium species 3   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests

Rare, endemic to the Lookout Mountain region of nw. GA, se. TN & ne. AL

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Louisiana Trillium, Louisiana Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium ludovicianum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium ludovicianum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in floodplains, streambanks, ravine forests

Native: west of Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Yellow Trillium, Faded Trillium, Small Yellow Toadshade, Savannah River Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium discolor   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium discolor   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium discolor 041-03-003   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich cove and bluff forests, restricted to the Savannah River drainage

Uncommon in SC, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Twisted Trillium, Helicopter Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium stamineum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium stamineum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in floodplains, on slopes, especially over limestone

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lanceleaf Trillium, Narrowleaf Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium lancifolium   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium lancifolium   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium lanceolatum 041-03-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests over marble, limestone, and other calcareous substrates, floodplain forests

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wateree River Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium oostingii   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

 

Look for it in rich bottomland forests

Rare, endemic to SC's Kershaw-Richland counties along Wateree River, apparently

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium recurvatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium recurvatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove over calcareous rock

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Northern Nodding Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cernuum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cernuum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cernuum 041-03-005?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it im moist rich woods, seepage edges, damp forests with Fraxinus nigra and Ulmus americana, on mafic or calcareous substrates

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Nodding Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium rugelii   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium rugelii   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cernuum 041-03-005?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich woodlands and forests over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Stinking Willie, Stinking Benjamin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium erectum var. erectum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Trillium erectum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on wooded slopes, usually at middle to high elevations

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White-flowered Red Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium erectum var. album   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Trillium erectum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on wooded slopes, usually at low elevations

Rare overall, but common in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium sulcatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium sulcatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in coves and on moist slopes

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey's Trillium, Sweet Trillium, Sweet Beth
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium vaseyi   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium vaseyi   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in cove forests, other rich forests

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain), endemic to Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Amicalola Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Trillium species 2   FAMILY: Trilliaceae

 

Look for it in rich forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bent Trillium, Bent White Trillium, Bentstalk Trillium, Drooping Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium flexipes   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium flexipes   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet White Trillium, Confusing Trillium, Jeweled Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium simile   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium simile   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b?   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in very rich soils of slopes and coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, often also in or near seepage

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium catesbyi   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large-flowered Trillium, Great White Trillium, White Wake-robin, Showy Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium grandiflorum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium grandiflorum 041-03-008   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in rich coves and mesic slopes, also less typically on ridges over "rich" rock types

Common (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Persistent Trillium, Edna's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium persistens   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium persistens   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in acidic forests with hemlocks and heaths

Rare, endemic to a portion of Tallulah-Tugaloo river system in nw. SC & ne. GA

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Least Trillium, Virginia Dwarf Trillium, Aiken Least Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium pusillum +   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
PLANTS National Database: Trillium pusillum +   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium pusillum 041-03-009   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillidium undulatum   FAMILY: Trilliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium undulatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium undulatum 041-03-010   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in acidic soils of ridges, slopes, and bog margins, mostly at high elevations and often associated with Rhododendron, Tsuga, Pinus, or Picea

Common in Mountains (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian Cucumber-root
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Medeola virginiana   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Medeola virginiana   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Medeola virginiana 041-04-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, usually with acidic soils

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bluebead-lily, Clinton's Lily, Yellow Clintonia, Yellow Bead Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clintonia borealis   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia borealis   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia borealis 041-05-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests, less commonly in red oak forests

Common (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Speckled Wood-lily, White Clintonia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clintonia umbellulata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia umbellulata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia umbellulata 041-05-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in red oak & other oak forests, mesic to dry ridges & slopes, less commonly in northern hardwood forests, generally at lower elevations than C. borealis, though the two species can co-occur

Common (uncommon in GA-SC), endemic to the Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Solomon's Seal, Eastern Solomon's Plume, May-plume
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Maianthemum racemosum   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilacina racemosa 041-06-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry Solomon's Plume, Starflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Maianthemum stellatum   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum stellatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Mayflower, False Lily-of-the-valley, Wild Lily-of-the-valley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Maianthemum canadense   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum canadense   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Maianthemum canadense 041-07-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, esp at high elevations

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Prosartes lanuginosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prosartes lanuginosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Disporum lanuginosum 041-08-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in deciduous forests, esp coves

Common (primarily in the Appalachians)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Mandarin, Spotted Mandarin
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Prosartes maculata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prosartes maculata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Disporum maculatum 041-08-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich deciduous forests, esp cove forests

Rare, its distribution fragmented

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rosy Twisted-stalk, Eastern Rose Mandarin, Eastern Twisted-stalk
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus roseus 041-09-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests at high elevations, especially spruce-fir and northern hardwoods forests

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Clasping Twisted-stalk, White Mandarin, Pagoda-bells
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus amplexifolius 041-09-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests and seepages at high elevations

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Solomon's Seal, Downy Solomon’s Seal
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum pubescens   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum pubescens 041-10-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, especially cove forests, but also in montane oak forests

Common in Mountains

Native to Georgia, North Carolina, & possibly South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Smooth Solomon's Seal
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum biflorum +   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
INCLUDING & INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum biflorum 041-10-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it . Depending on variety, it can be found in moist to dry forests and/or on roadbanks

Common to rare, depending on variety and region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: European Lily-of-the-valley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Convallaria majalis   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Convallaria majalis   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Convallaria majalis var. majalis 041-11-001a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it where it persists after cultivation

Rare

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Lily-of-the-valley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Convallaria pseudomajalis   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Convallaria majuscula   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Convallaria majalis var. montana 041-11-001b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in mountain forests, particularly in rocky woodlands or forests on or near ridgetops under northern red oak at about 1000 to 1500m elevation, sometimes at lower elevations (down to at least 700m) & under Quercus montana

Uncommon (rare in Piedmont, rare in SC), endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Georgia Beargrass, Sandhills Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Nolina georgiana   FAMILY: Ruscaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nolina georgiana   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Nolina georgiana 041-13-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in sandhills, and it's sometimes locally common on slightly less xeric lower sandhill slopes

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Turkeybeard, Beargrass, Mountain-asphodel
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY: Xerophyllaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xerophyllum asphodeloides 041-15-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on dry ridges and slopes in the mountains, primarily in dry, strongly acidic sites which burn periodically, such as pine/heath woodlands and forests, heath balds, and xeric oak forests

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Swamp Pink
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Helonias bullata   FAMILY: Heloniadaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Helonias bullata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Helonias bullata 041-16-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, usually under dense shrubs in peaty soils

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fairywand, Devil's Bit
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Chamaelirium luteum   FAMILY: Chionographidaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Chamaelirium luteum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Chamaelirium luteum 041-17-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on moist slopes, bottomlands, wet savannas

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Triantha racemosa   FAMILY: Tofieldiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triantha racemosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tofieldia racemosa var. racemosa 041-18-001a   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, savanna-pocosin ecotones, seepage bogs

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sticky Bog Asphodel, Northern Bog Asphodel, False Asphodel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Triantha glutinosa   FAMILY: Tofieldiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Triantha glutinosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tofieldia racemosa var. glutinosa 041-18-001b   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in bogs and seeps, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare (an endemic)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY: Tofieldiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tofieldia glabra 041-18-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in savanna-pocosin ecotones, wet savannas, seepage bogs

Rare, endemic to the Coastal Plain (inc Sandhills) of NC & northern SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Rush-featherling, Pleea
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pleea tenuifolia   FAMILY: Tofieldiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pleea tenuifolia   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pleea tenuifolia 041-19-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it - it's locally abundant in wet savannas, pocosin margins, usually in peaty soil

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Golden Colicroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aletris aurea   FAMILY: Nartheciaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aletris aurea   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aletris aurea 041-20-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, seepage bogs, pine flatwoods

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Yellow Colicroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aletris lutea   FAMILY: Nartheciaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aletris lutea   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in wet pine savannas

Common (rare north of GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Southern White Colic-root
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aletris obovata   FAMILY: Nartheciaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aletris obovata   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aletris obovata 041-20-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern White Colicroot, White-star Grass, Stargrass, Mealy Colicroot
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Aletris farinosa   FAMILY: Nartheciaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Aletris farinosa   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Aletris farinosa 041-20-003   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods, seepage bogs, upland woodlands, roadbanks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fly-poison
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Amianthium muscitoxicum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Amianthium muscitoxicum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Amianthium muscaetoxicum 041-21-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in mesic forests, pine savannas, meadows, from 5 to at least 1600m in elevation

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Florida Feathershank
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Schoenocaulon dubium   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Schoenocaulon dubium   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in dry pine savannas, longleaf pine sandhills, Florida scrub

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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