Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2845

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in NC, rare in Piedmont)

Look for it in tidal marshes, margins of tidal guts, banks of blackwater rivers, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in an umbel

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hymenocallis crassifolia   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hymenocallis floridana   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-03-001:
Hymenocallis crassifolia   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Spiderlily