Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 23 taxa.

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

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

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia borealis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia borealis 041-05-001

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia umbellulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia umbellulata 041-05-002

 

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

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prosartes maculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Disporum maculatum 041-08-002

 

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
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus roseus 041-09-001

 

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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus amplexifolius 041-09-002

 

Look for it in moist forests and seepages at high elevations

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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speaker icon Common Name: American Trout Lily, Dogtooth Violet, Adder's Tongue, Yellow Trout-lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erythronium americanum ssp. americanum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium americanum ssp. americanum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erythronium americanum 041-26-001

 

Look for it in moist bottomland or slope forests, esp over mafic rocks

Rare in NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas

 


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camera icon Common Name: Harper's Trout Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium americanum ssp. harperi

 

Look for it in moist forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Beaked Trout Lily
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Erythronium rostratum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium rostratum

 

Look for it in moist bottomland or slope forests

Native: south central US

 


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Common Name: Southern Appalachian Trout Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. monostolum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. monostolum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erythronium americanum 041-26-001?

 

Look for it in high elevation coves, slopes, & grassy balds, moist forests

Uncommon, endemic to the high mtns of NC & TN. It approaches the VA border.

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dimpled Trout Lily, Dogtooth Violet
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. umbilicatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. umbilicatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Erythronium americanum 041-26-001?

 

Look for it in moist bottomland or slope forests, or in rather dry upland habitats

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White Trout Lily, Blonde Lilian, White Fawnlily
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Erythronium albidum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Erythronium albidum

 

Look for it in rich mesic forests, in very nutrient-rich alluvial soils

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Wood Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium philadelphicum var. philadelphicum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium philadelphicum 041-32-001

 

Look for it on grassy balds, moist to wet meadows (esp in thin soils over rock), open woodlands

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pine Lily, Catesby's Lily, Leopard Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium catesbaei
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lilium catesbaei +
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium catesbaei + 041-32-002

 

Look for it in pine savannas, sandhill seeps

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Gray's Lily, Roan Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium grayi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium grayi
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium grayi 041-32-003

 

Look for it in bogs, seepages, grassy balds, moist forests, & wet meadows, at medium to high elevations

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Lily
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Lilium canadense
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Lilium canadense ssp. canadense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium canadense 041-32-004

 

Look for it in wet meadows, clearings, coves, seepages

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Turk's Cap Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium superbum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium superbum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium superbum 041-32-005

 

Look for it in cove forests & moist forests, moist ravines, blackwater stream swamps, Coastal Plain bogs

Common (rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Michigan Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium michiganense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium michiganense

 

Look for it in wet prairies and calcareous hardwood flatwoods

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium michauxii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium michauxii
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium michauxii 041-32-006

 

Look for it in dry upland forests, ridges, slopes

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sandhills Lily, Sandhills Bog Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium pyrophilum
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Lilium iridollae
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED TO THESE PLANTS) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lilium michauxii 041-32-006?

 

Look for it in peaty seepage bogs in the Sandhills and peaty swamp margins in the upper Coastal Plain

Rare

Native to the Carolinas

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Tiger Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Lilium lancifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium lancifolium

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, trash heaps

Rare

Non-native: Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Easter Lily
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lilium longiflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lilium longiflorum

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, persistent from cultivation

Non-native: Japan & Taiwan

 


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"Surrounding the reproductive organs in most flowers, there are two sets of floral parts. The upper set is the petals, which may be of any color; the lower set is the sepals, which are usually green. However, if only one set is present they are considered to be sepals, even though they are brightly colored." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide