Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Liliales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
These plants grow 4-7 feet tall, with an abundance of slender, acuminate leaves. Learn more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26 (2002)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-32-XX:
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 26
Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed areas, escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora
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White (occasionally streaked with green & red basally)
6 tepals in two whorls of 3, perianth funnelform
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