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

Look for it in mesic forests, pine savannas, meadows, from 5 to at least 1600m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual, or both bisexual & unisexual on the same or different plants
Radially symmetrical
6 persistent tepals
6 stamens
Ovary superior to partly inferior

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Amianthium muscitoxicum   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Amianthium muscitoxicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-21-001:
Amianthium muscaetoxicum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Chrosperma muscaetoxicum

 

COMMON NAME:
Fly-poison