Carolinas and Georgia

2470

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Melanthium virginicum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum virginicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Melanthium virginicum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-23-001:
Melanthium virginicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Melanthium dispersum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Melanthium virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower


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Look for it in savannas, bogs, seepage bogs, wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Uncommon (rare in SC)

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (gradually reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white/ Cream
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Melanthium virginicum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower