OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Tofieldiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-18-002:
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tofieldia glabra

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel


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image of Tofieldia glabra, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

Will Stuart    wil_syphridflyontofieldia

September    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

Syphid fly.

image of Tofieldia glabra, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

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, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

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, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

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, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

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 (2020).

image of Tofieldia glabra, Carolina Bog Asphodel, White Asphodel

Keith Bradley    kab_tofieldia_glabra_4709

October    Richmond County    NC

North Carolina Sandhills Gamelands

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-18-002:
Tofieldia glabra   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Tofieldia glabra

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3153

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas

Habitat: Pine savanna-pocosin ecotones, wet pine savannas, seepage bogs, per Weakley's Flora

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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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