Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1493

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, wet ditches, brackish marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Purple
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
1 fertile stamen, plus staminodes
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Zingiberales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 047-01-001:
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag


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image of Thalia dealbata

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_thde_001_lvd

        

image of Thalia dealbata

Will Stuart    wil_7807921582_9980b8e10f

August    Durham County    NC

Blomquist Gardens

Three petals, longer and darker purple than the three pale purple sepals, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thalia dealbata

Will Stuart    wil_7807942342_b4df370f1d

August    Durham County    

Blomquist Gardens

Leaves large, 12-20" long, 6-8" wide; leaf stalks to 32" long, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.