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 12 taxa in the family Melanthiaceae, Bunchflower family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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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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camera icon Common Name: Large Death Camas, Snakeroot, Sandbog Death-camas, Bog Death Camas
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Zigadenus glaberrimus   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zigadenus glaberrimus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zigadenus glaberrimus 041-22-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs, pine savannas, pocosin edges

Common (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: White Death-camas, White Camass
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Anticlea glauca   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zigadenus elegans ssp. glaucus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zigadenus glaucus 041-22-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in limestone and dolostone woodlands, glades, cliffs, and outcrops

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Crow-poison, Savanna Camass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stenanthium densum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zigadenus densus   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zigadenus densus 041-22-003   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in pine savannas, pine flatwoods

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Pinebarrens Death-camas
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stenanthium leimanthoides   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Zigadenus leimanthoides   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Zigadenus leimanthoides 041-22-004   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it on high elevation rock outcrops, shrub balds, seepage areas at high elevations, in Coastal Plain in sandhill bogs & wet pine savannas

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Melanthium virginicum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veratrum virginicum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Melanthium virginicum 041-23-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in savannas, bogs, seepage bogs, wet forests

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Crisped Bunchflower, Broadleaf Bunchflower, Slender Bunchflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Melanthium hybridum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veratrum hybridum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Melanthium hybridum 041-23-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests, usually in base-rich soils

Uncommon in NC-SC Mtns (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC), endemic to the Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: White-hellebore, Indian Poke, Green Hellebore, Cornhusk Lily
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Veratrum viride   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Veratrum viride   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veratrum viride 041-24-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in seeps, streambanks, wet boulderfields

Common in NC, rare in GA

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Bunchflower, Small-flowered Hellebore, Small False Hellebore, Appalachian Bunchflower
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Melanthium parviflorum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veratrum parviflorum   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Veratrum parviflorum 041-24-002   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist to rather dry forests, up to at least 1700m, most frequent in oak forests at middle elevations

Common in NC-SC Mountains (uncommon in GA, rare in Piedmont), endemic to S. Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ozark Bunchflower, Wood's False-hellebore
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Melanthium woodii   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Veratrum woodii   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in circumneutral soil of woodlands over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) or other calcareous substrates, hammocks

Rare, primarily Ozarkian but extending eastward in scattered populations

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Featherbells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY: Melanthiaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Stenanthium gramineum +   FAMILY: Liliaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Stenanthium gramineum 041-25-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests and woodlands, grassy balds, serpentine barrens, wet meadows and acidic fens, to at least 1700 m in elevation

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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