OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 047-01-001:
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag


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

        

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Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_070421atlanta03

July    Fulton County    GA

Old Fourth Ward Park

Robust, scapose, erect perennial to 7' tall, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thalia dealbata, Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_070421atlanta04

July    Fulton County    GA

Old Fourth Ward Park

image of Thalia dealbata, Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_070421atlanta05

July    Fulton County    GA

Old Fourth Ward Park

The specific epithet "dealbata" means "whitewashed", in reference to the frequent whitish cast, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Thalia dealbata, Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag

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, Powdery Thalia, Powdery Alligator-flag

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 047-01-001:
Thalia dealbata   FAMILY Marantaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1493

Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Habitat: swamp forests, wet ditches, brackish marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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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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