OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stenanthium densum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zigadenus densus   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Zigadenus densus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-22-003:
Zigadenus densus   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Zygadenus densus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tracyanthus angustifolius

 

COMMON NAME:
Crow-poison, Savanna Camass, Osceola-plume


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Will Stuart    wil_3530285482_37c88690f0

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

As blossoms age, they take on a purple color. — Will Stuart

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Will Stuart    wil_500735096_141f2fcd87

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Young racemes resemble Fly Poison; mature plumes are distinct in appearance. — Will Stuart

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Will Stuart    wil_5694923760_dfaa5d05d4

May    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

A conspicuous 3-5" cone-shaped inflorescence tops a nearly leafless 5' stem, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzdensus_0

May?        

Often confused w Amianthium muscaetoxicum, which has more & wider basal lvs, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stenanthium densum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zigadenus densus   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Zigadenus densus

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-22-003:
Zigadenus densus   FAMILY Liliaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN & ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Zygadenus densus

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tracyanthus angustifolius

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1688

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain

Habitat: pine savannas, pine flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Ovary partly inferior

Inflorescence a raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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