Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2470

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it in savannas, bogs, seepage bogs, wet forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate (gradually reduced upward)

FLOWER:
Summer
Greenish-white/ Cream
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veratrum virginicum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum virginicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-23-001:
Melanthium virginicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Melanthium virginicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower


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image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mevi2_001_lvd

        

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_mevi2_003_lvd

        

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

JK Marlow    jkm070528_108

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Superficially similar to Zigadenus glaberrimus, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

JK Marlow    jkm070528_111

May    Laurens County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Stem pubescent, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

Keith Bradley    kab_v_virginicum_2353

August    Madison County    VA

Shenandoah National Park

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

Keith Bradley    kab_v_virginicum_2412

August    Madison County    VA

Shenandoah National Park

Each tepal blade glandular at the base, about twice as long as the claw, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmelvirg_spartabog

Month Unknown    Alleghaney County    NC

Stems up to 6' tall, branched at the top into a many-flowered inflorescence, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Veratrum virginicum, Virginia Bunchflower, Bog Bunchflower

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginicum_2

Month Unknown