Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3003

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont

Look for it in savannas, savanna-pocosin ecotones, seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal, the stem leaves rapidly reduced upward

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a thyrse (pedicels attached in trifurcating clusters of 3-7)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Triantha racemosa   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Triantha racemosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-18-001a:
Tofieldia racemosa var. racemosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Triantha racemosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel