Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3842

Forb
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in dry to dry-mesic sandy soils (usually with admixture of shell hash) of coastal fringe sandhills or mainland maritime forests, usually associated with Quercus hemispherica, on barrier islands or within about 10 km of the ocean (NC, SC), pine flatwoods (FL, GA), per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Tepals mostly white at base, tips usually pink
Bisexual
6 tepals, perianth campanulate or funnelform
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-04-002:
Zephyranthes simpsonii   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Atamosco simpsonii

 

COMMON NAME:
Florida Atamasco Lily, Red-margined Atamasco Lily