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


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image of Leucojum aestivum

JK Marlow    jkm180313_0548

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Leucojum aestivum

JK Marlow    jkm180313_0548b

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

Flowers (1)2-5(7) per stem [vs. L. vernum 1(2) per stem], per Weakley's Flora.

image of Leucojum aestivum

JK Marlow    jkm180326_0824

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Leucojum aestivum

Keith Bradley    kab_l_aestivum_2622

March    Newberry County    SC

Leaves linear, 4-6dm long, surrounded at base by tubular sheaths, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Leucojum aestivum

Keith Bradley    kab_l_aestivum_2623

March    Newberry County    SC

The umbel's subtending spathe splits open on 1 side for over half its length, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Leucojum aestivum

Keith Bradley    kab_l_aestivum_2636

March    Newberry County    SC

Flowers nodding; pedicels 1-4cm long. Perianth lobes white with green apices, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.