Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3171

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (uncommon in GA, rare in NC)

Look for it in wet savannas, bogs, marshes, ditches adjacent to these natural habitats, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bright yellow
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Ovary half-inferior

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (3/8/10):
Lophiola aurea   FAMILY Nartheciaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lophiola aurea   FAMILY Liliaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 045-02-001:
Lophiola americana   FAMILY Haemodoraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldencrest