Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA-SC), endemic to the Appalachians

Look for it in red oak & other oak forests, mesic to dry ridges & slopes, less commonly in , generally at lower elevations than C. borealis, though the two species can co-occur, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 caducous tepals
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal umbel-like clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue/Black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clintonia umbellulata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clintonia umbellulata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-05-002:
Clintonia umbellulata   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Speckled Wood-lily, White Clintonia