Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1592

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Common in NC-SC Mountains (uncommon in GA, rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in moist to rather dry forests, up to at least 1700m, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, plant almost scapose

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish-green/ Green/ Maroon
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veratrum parviflorum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum parviflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-24-002:
Veratrum parviflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Melanthium parviflorum

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Bunchflower, Small-flowered Hellebore, Small False Hellebore