Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2039

Shrub
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in woodlands, forests, dunes, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Mostly basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, perianth globose to campanulate

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Yucca filamentosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Yucca filamentosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-12-003a:
Yucca filamentosa var. filamentosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Yucca filamentosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Beargrass, Spoonleaf Yucca, Curlyleaf Yucca, Adam's Needle


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_yufi_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0303n_09

March    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Plant with a very short trunk or the trunk absent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0403e_17

March    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

Leaves in a rosette, firm, leaf margins fraying into filamentous threads, per Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmy_glass2

May    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

Flowers greenish-white, bell-like, growing on a woody central stalk. — Patrick McMillan

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_004

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Fruit an erect capsule with flattened black seeds stacked like coins, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_007

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Seeds flattened, black, 6-7mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_040

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080629_041

June    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence branches glabrous; tepals 5-7cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

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Tim Spira    tpsyfilamentosa_moth

June        

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Tim Spira    tpsyfilamentosa

July        

Large, nodding flowers on a branched inflorescence on a 3-9' tall stalk, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Tim Spira    tpsyfilamentosa2

August        

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmyfilamentosa_3

Month Unknown        

Leaves basal, spiky, rigid, in a rosette, with loose threads on the margins. — Patrick McMillan