Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3153

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare, endemic to the Coastal Plain (inc Sandhills) of NC & northern SC

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

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...Wet

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a raceme (the flower pedicels attached to the scape singly)

FRUIT:
Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-18-002:
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Tofieldia glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel


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image of Tofieldia glabra

Will Stuart    wil_syphridflyontofieldia

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Syphid fly.

image of Tofieldia glabra

Will Stuart    wil_tglabra_carolinaboga

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

A terminal raceme with 1 flower per node [T. racemosa has 3-7 per node], per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Tofieldia glabra

Will Stuart    wil_tglabra_carolinabogb

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

The 3 sepals and 3 petals alike, oblanceolate, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

image of Tofieldia glabra

Will Stuart    wil_tglabra_leaves

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaves erect, grasslike but with a succulent texture, less than 8mm wide, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.


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image of Tofieldia glabra

Will Stuart    wil_tglabra_leaves_b

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Leaf margins are minutely upwardly-scabrous, whereas those of Iris are smooth, per Weakley's Flora.