Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4192

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: China
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it . It is widely planted as a shade ornamental and rarely persistent, per Weakley's Flora

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shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal, spiral (plant scapose)
Leaves have petioles.

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Formng dome-shaped clumps from short branching rhizomes

FLOWER:
Summer
Blue or purplish, not fragrant
6 tepals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Hosta ventricosa   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hosta ventricosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Hosta ventricosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Blue Plantain-lily


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