Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2855

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon (rare in SC)

Look for it - it's locally abundant in wet savannas, pocosin margins, usually in peaty soil, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White/Cream
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
(6-) 9 (-12) stamens

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pleea tenuifolia   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pleea tenuifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-19-001:
Pleea tenuifolia   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pleea tenuifolia

SYNONYMOUS WITH The Genera of Tofieldiaceae in the southeastern US (Zomlefer, 1996)
Tofieldia tenuifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Rush-featherling, Pleea