Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2369

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (an endemic)

Look for it in sandhill seepage bogs, pine savannas, pocosin edges, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Usually basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy-white
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, often connate basally
6 stamens
Ovary partly inferior
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zigadenus glaberrimus   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zigadenus glaberrimus   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-22-001:
Zigadenus glaberrimus   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Zygadenus glaberrimus

 

COMMON NAME:
Large Death Camas, Snakeroot, Sandbog Death Camus, Bog Death Camas


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image of Zigadenus glaberrimus, Large Death Camas, Snakeroot, Sandbog Death Camus, Bog Death Camas

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmzglaberrimus_dogswamp

July    Berkeley County    SC

Francis Marion National Forest

Two conspicuous golden glandular dots at the base of each tepal, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.