Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


658

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bogs, usually under dense shrubs in peaty soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Pink/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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):
Helonias bullata   FAMILY Heloniadaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Helonias bullata   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-16-001:
Helonias bullata   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Swamp Pink


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image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_hebu_001_lvd

        

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

Ben Geer Keys    bgk658_a

April        

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

Diane Creaton    dmc_03355

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

David Campbell    mdc_helonias

April    Ashe County    NC

A two-inch egg-shaped cluster of pink flowers on a hollow stalk, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

David Campbell    mdc_heloniashabitat

April    Ashe County    NC

Habitat.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

Tim Lee    tle_swamppink_001

April?        NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

JK Marlow    jkm160502_042

May    Jackson County    NC

Habitat.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

JK Marlow    jkm160502_048

May    Jackson County    NC

A rosette of oblanceolate evergreen leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

JK Marlow    jkm160502_110

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

The flowering scape elongates markedly in fruit, reaching 1m in height, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

JK Marlow    jkm160502_112

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

Dan Whitten    sdw_matthewsckbog019b

May    Greenville County    SC

Mountain Bridge Wilderness

Flowers have pale blue anthers and exude a spicy fragrance, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Helonias bullata, Swamp Pink

Tim Spira    tpshbullata_rosettes

June