Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2706

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Rare, primarily Ozarkian but extending eastward in scattered populations

Look for it in circumneutral soil of woodlands over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) or other calcareous substrates, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, plant almost scapose

FLOWER:
Summer
Maroon
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

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

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Ozark Bunchflower, Wood's False-hellebore