Carolinas and Georgia

1465

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales

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) 041-25-001:
Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Featherbells


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

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

 

full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual & staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Ovary superior to partly inferior
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

Eastern Featherbells