Carolinas and Georgia

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Agave virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Manfreda virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-08-001:
Agave virginica   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Manfreda tigrina

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Manfreda virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master, American Aloe


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Look for it on granite flatrocks, diabase glades, limestone and dolomite barrens and glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, dry roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

 

full sun partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish/ Purplish
Bisexual
6-merous
6 tepals, perianth funnelform
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Agave virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master, American Aloe