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

Common (primarily in the Appalachians)

Look for it in deciduous forests, esp coves, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/ Yellowish-green (unspotted)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red/Orange
Berry

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Prosartes lanuginosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prosartes lanuginosa   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-08-001:
Disporum lanuginosum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells


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image of Prosartes lanuginosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_dila5_001_lvd

        

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

Ed Pivorun    ebp090404_4857

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Flowers terminate the branches opposite the last leaf. Perianth unspotted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm0404m_27

April    Polk County    NC

1-3 flowers hang from the tips of branches, often obsured by the leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm090405_023

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

Leaves relatively many and small, the leaf pubescence weak & soft to the touch, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm120421_169

April    Hendersonvlle County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

The many-branched stem overall looks dissimilar to other plants in SC, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm120426_702

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm130420_478

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm130420_484

April    Transylvania County    NC

Foothills Trail

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm150423_496

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm180414_294

April    Polk County    NC

Upper leaf surface glabrous (midrib & main veins sparsely pubescent), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_lanuginosa_yel

April        

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm120506_465

May    Rabun County    GA

Chattahoochee National Forest

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm120517_806

May    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lower leaf surface sparsely pubescent (midrib densely pubescent), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm120830_224

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Fruits are smooth, reddish, elliptic-shaped berries, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Prosartes lanuginosa

JK Marlow    jkm140913_762

September    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Seeds smooth, light yellow, ellipsoid to oblong, 5-6mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.