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