Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3985

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it to be long persistent after cultivation, and perhaps spreading slightly, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Tepals white with green apices
Bisexual
6 tepals, perianth campanulate
6 included stamens
Inferior ovary
Inflorescence a nodding terminal umbel subtended by a tubular sheathing spathe

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucojum aestivum ssp. aestivum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-02-001:
Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Summer Snowflake