Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3416

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in SC Piedmont & in GA, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Look for it in mesic soils of slopes and floodplain forests, gabbro and other calcareous upland flats, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer
White
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in an umbel

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hymenocallis occidentalis

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Hymenocallis caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Hammock Spiderlily, Woodland Spiderlily, Northern Spiderlily


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image of Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyca9_001_lvd

        

image of Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hyoc2_001_lvd

        

image of Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_occidentalis_48

August        

Grows well in upland mesic forests, sometimes distant from a river or stream, per Flora of North America.

image of Hymenocallis occidentalis var. occidentalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_occidentalis_57

August        

Staminal cup [corona] less than 4.5cm long, per Weakley's Flora.