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

Uncommon

Look for it on granite flatrocks, diabase glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish/ Purplish
Bisexual
6-merous
6 tepals, perianth funnelform
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Manfreda virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Manfreda virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-08-001:
Agave virginica   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mavi5_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm180506_1988

May    Crawford County    GA

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home1

June    Anderson County    SC

Each rosette produces a single, stiffly erect 4-6' flowering stalk, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home2

June    Anderson County    SC

Up to 30 fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers are borne on short stalks, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home2b

June    Anderson County    SC

Stamens attached to perianth tube at point of expansion, anthers yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm071021_021

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Don't try to treat burns with this "aloe"! Plant juices can irritate, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_basalbuzro

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_buzroost

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve