Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1680

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in GA-SC)

Look for it on dry ridges & slopes in the mountains, primarily in dry, strongly acidic sites which burn periodically, such as pine/heath woodlands & forests, heath balds, & xeric oak forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal cluster & alternate (reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY Xerophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-15-001:
Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Turkeybeard, Beargrass, Mountain-asphodel