Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Asparagales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Learn more about Compact Grape-hyacinth from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
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Keith Bradley kab_m_botryoides_3957
February Lexington County SC
Corolla nearly spherical, the lobes strongly recurved, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
JK Marlow jkm140421_509510
April Buncombe County NC
Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Similar to M. atlanticum, but w globose flowers & flat leaves to 3/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.
Documented growing wild in - NC -
Uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Mountains
Look for it to be persistent after cultivation as an ornamental and naturalized in lawns, old fields, suburban woodlands, and disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Basal (plant scapose, leaf tips usually withered at flowering)
6 tepals, connate most of their length
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of Tennessee p365
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p420
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains p008