Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2891

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon, endemic to the high mtns of NC & TN. It approaches the VA border.

Look for it in high elevation coves, slopes, & grassy balds, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2)

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. monostolum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erythronium umbilicatum ssp. monostolum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-26-001?:
Erythronium americanum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Appalachian Trout Lily