Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2384

Forb
Perennial

Native to Georgia, South Carolina, & apparently North Carolina
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in wet pine savannas, bogs, seepage slopes, seepages on granite flatrocks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose)

FLOWER:
Spring
Golden-yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Schoenolirion croceum   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Schoenolirion croceum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-29-001:
Schoenolirion croceum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Oxytria crocea

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Sunnybell


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image of Schoenolirion croceum

JK Marlow    jkm110416_631

April    Etowah County    AL

image of Schoenolirion croceum

JK Marlow    jkm110416_766

April    Etowah County    AL

An 8-24" leafless stem rises from a basal rosette of thin linear leaves, per Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops.

image of Schoenolirion croceum

JK Marlow    jkm160417_387

April    Coffee County    GA

Broxton Rocks Preserve

image of Schoenolirion croceum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_croceum_2

April        

Yellow tepals and a green or greenish-yellow superior ovary, per Flora of North America.

image of Schoenolirion croceum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_croceum_yelsunnybl

April        

Resembles White Sunnybells (S. albiflorum), but with yellow flowers, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Schoenolirion croceum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_s_croceum_yesunnybl_2

April