Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Rare disjuncts in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in moist forests, over circumneutral soils, in GA on limestone, in NC on slopes & natural levees along the Roanoke River, in SC over gabbro, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (plant scapose)

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/Whitish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Pale green to light brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-27-001:
Camassia scilloides   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Quamasia hyacinthina

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Hyacinth, Eastern Camas Lily, Quamash Lily