Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Rare, its distribution fragmented

Look for it in nutrient-rich deciduous forests, esp cove forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow/ Whitish (spotted with purple)
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Red/Orange
Berry

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Prosartes maculata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-08-002:
Disporum maculatum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Nodding Mandarin, Spotted Mandarin


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image of Prosartes maculata

JK Marlow    jkm060429_027

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

Leaves relatively few and large, slightly rough to the touch, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prosartes maculata

JK Marlow    jkm060429_034

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

image of Prosartes maculata

JK Marlow    jkm160421_394

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sepals and petals lanceolate, acuminate, abruptly contracted to a long claw, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Prosartes maculata

JK Marlow    jkm160421_397

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Leaf sparsely pubescent, the pubescence stiff thus leaf feeling slightly rough, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Prosartes maculata

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_maculata_spot

April        

Flowers terminate the branch opposite last leaf. Perianth spotted with purple, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Prosartes maculata

Steve Marlow    snm_spottedmand_268e

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park