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

Rare

Look for it in swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Red to white, often striped
Bisexual
6 tepals, perianth funnelform to salverform to semicampanulate
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in an umbel

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Crinum americanum var. americanum   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Crinum americanum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Crinum americanum var. americanum

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Lily, String Lily, Seven-sisters