OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucojum aestivum ssp. aestivum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-02-001:
Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Summer Snowflake


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image of Leucojum aestivum, Summer Snowflake

JK Marlow    jkm200228_2864

February    Williamsburg County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves well developed at anthesis, blade deep green, glossy, apex obtuse, per Flora of North America.

image of Leucojum aestivum, Summer Snowflake

JK Marlow    jkm180313_0548

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Leucojum aestivum, Summer Snowflake

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 (2015).

image of Leucojum aestivum, Summer Snowflake

JK Marlow    jkm180326_0824

March    Greenville County    SC

Lake Conestee Nature Park

image of Leucojum aestivum, Summer Snowflake

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, Summer Snowflake

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, Summer Snowflake

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.

 

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

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucojum aestivum ssp. aestivum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 044-02-001:
Leucojum aestivum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3985

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Naturalizing aggressively in alluvial areas, also long persistent after cultivation in upland situations, 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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