OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Stenanthium gramineum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Stenanthium gramineum var. micranthum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-25-001:
Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stenanthium gramineum

 

COMMON NAME:
Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells


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image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

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 var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

Rick Huffman    frh_082518_4127

August        

Smooth herb arising from a slender bulb, to 5' tall, with a 1-3' panicle, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

JK Marlow    jkm0408k_30

August    Oconee County    SC

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

JK Marlow    jkm060805_393

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

JK Marlow    jkm060805_397

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

JK Marlow    jkm080802_073

August    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

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 var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

Keith Bradley    kab_s_gramineum_2967

August    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

Tim Spira    tpssgraminium

August        

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

image of Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum, Featherbells, Eastern Featherbells

JK Marlow    jkm061029_169

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stenanthium gramineum var. gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Stenanthium gramineum

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database
Stenanthium gramineum var. micranthum

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-25-001:
Stenanthium gramineum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Stenanthium gramineum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1465

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Carolina Mountains, uncommon in GA Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Dry and mesic forests and woodlands, grassy balds, serpentine barrens, to at least 1700m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
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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