Carolinas and Georgia

1680

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

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) 041-15-001:
Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Xerophyllum asphodeloides

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Turkeybeard, Beargrass, Mountain-asphodel


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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, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA-SC)

 

full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal cluster & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY Xerophyllaceae

Eastern Turkeybeard, Beargrass, Mountain-asphodel