Carolinas and Georgia

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum hybridum   FAMILY Liliaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH The genera of Melanthiaceae in the southeastern United States (Zomlefer, 1997)
Veratrum latifolium

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-23-002:
Melanthium hybridum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crisped Bunchflower, Broadleaf Bunchflower, Slender Bunchflower


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Look for it in moist to dry forests, usually in base-rich soils, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

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

 

full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (gradually reduced upward)

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Melanthium hybridum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

Crisped Bunchflower, Broadleaf Bunchflower, Slender Bunchflower