Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1390

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to Henderson, Polk & Rutherford counties, NC, & Greenville Co, SC

Look for it in dry to mesic woodlands & forests, usually over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite), at low to moderate elevations (400-1000m) in the Blue Ridge escarpment, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
3 united stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sisyrinchium dichotomum   FAMILY Iridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Sisyrinchium dichotomum   FAMILY Iridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Irisette, Isothermal Irisette