Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial
Dioecious

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on moist slopes, bottomlands, wet savannas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
White/Greenish
Unisexual (occasionally bisexual)
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a raceme or spike

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Chamaelirium luteum   FAMILY Heloniadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Chamaelirium luteum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-17-001:
Chamaelirium luteum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Fairywand, Devil's Bit