Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1465

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Uncommon

Look for it in moist forests and woodlands, grassy balds, serpentine barrens, wet meadows and acidic fens, to at least 1700 m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish
Bisexual & staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Ovary superior to partly inferior
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stenanthium gramineum +   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-25-001:
Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Featherbells


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image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm060521_203

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves 8-30" long and linear in outline, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm0408k_30

August    Oconee County    SC

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm060805_393

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm060805_397

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm080802_073

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm080802_083

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Perianth segments are 1/4" long, narrow, and acuminate, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stenanthium gramineum

Keith Bradley    kab_s_gramineum_2967

August    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

image of Stenanthium gramineum

Tim Spira    tpssgraminium

August        

A branching 1-3' inflorescence (technically a panicle) tops the stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Stenanthium gramineum

JK Marlow    jkm061029_169

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District