Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


536

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Rare in NC-SC

Look for it in moist bottomland or slope forests, esp over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2)

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Erythronium americanum ssp. americanum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erythronium americanum ssp. americanum   FAMILY Liliaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-26-001:
Erythronium americanum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Trout Lily, Dogtooth Violet, Adder's Tongue