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

        

image of Helonias bullata

Ben Geer Keys    bgk658_a

April        

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Diane Creaton    dmc_03355

April    Greenville County    SC

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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

David Campbell    mdc_heloniashabitat

April    Ashe County    NC

Habitat.

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Tim Lee    tle_swamppink_001

April?        NC

Pisgah National Forest: Pisgah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm160502_042

May    Jackson County    NC

Habitat.

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JK Marlow    jkm160502_048

May    Jackson County    NC

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

image of Helonias bullata

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

JK Marlow    jkm160502_112

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

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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.

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Tim Spira    tpshbullata_rosettes

June