Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2683

Subshrub; Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in sandhills, and it's sometimes locally common on slightly less xeric lower sandhill slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White/ Yellowish-green
Bisexual & unisexual in the same inflorescence
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Nolina georgiana   FAMILY Ruscaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nolina georgiana   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-13-001:
Nolina georgiana   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Beargrass, Sandhills Lily


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JK Marlow    jkm130406_729

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

After a burn.

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JK Marlow    jkm130406_771

April    Richmond County    GA

Fort Gordon

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmngeorgiana_laurens

May    Laurens County    SC

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmngeorgiana_laurensb

May    Laurens County    SC

Flowers 2-5 per node, functionally unisexual, staminate w reduced pistils, per Flora of North America.

image of Nolina georgiana

JK Marlow    jkm080713_069

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm080713_105

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Fruits a 3-lobed bladderlike capsule with thin "wings" on each angle, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

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JK Marlow    jkm080713_107

July    Aiken County    SC

Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve

Leaf blades grasslike, flexible, 3-8mm wide, glaucous; margins serrulate, per Flora of North America.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmngeorgiana_laurens3

Month Unknown    Laurens County    SC