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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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


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image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trra6_001_lvd

        

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_tofieldia_racemosa_5

July        

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_tofieldia_racemosa_7

July        

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

Will Stuart    wil3741935991_dc46db82ff

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Flowers in a terminal raceme, usually 2-6 per node, upper opening first, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

Will Stuart    wil3742728286_2098b14c90

July    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Oblong spreading tepals; stamens w flattened filaments & spherical anthers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_t_racemosa_bogasphd2c

August        

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

JK Marlow    jkm161001_839

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

image of Triantha racemosa, Coastal Bog Asphodel, Coastal False Asphodel, Southern Bog Asphodel, Savanna Asphodel

JK Marlow    jkm161001_839b

September    Chesterfield County    SC

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge

Capsules ± equaling or slightly longer than tepals & ± enclosed by them, hard, per Flora of North America.