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
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):
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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vepa3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_001

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_004

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Clintonia umbellulata on the left; on the right is Veratrum parviflorum.

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JK Marlow    jkm060508_163

May    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Leaves are elliptic, long-stalked, and under 8" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum parviflorum

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_16

August    Transylvania County    NC

image of Veratrum parviflorum

JK Marlow    jkm0508d_29

August    Transylvania County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_727

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Perianth segments taper gradually to base, are not clawed, & have no glands, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veratrum parviflorum

JK Marlow    jkm140816_729

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Tepals greenish-yellow to olive green, rhombic-oblanceolate, not clawed, per Flora of North America.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmparviflorum_shutin

Month Unknown    Buncombe County    NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District