Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


715

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to South Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in rocky river shoals, usually with Justicia americana & Podostemum ceratophyllum, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in a terminal branched umbel

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hymenocallis coronaria   FAMILY Liliaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-03-002:
Hymenocallis occidentalis   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

(?) (MISAPPLIED) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Hymenocallis occidentalis

(?) (MISAPPLIED) Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Hymenocallis caroliniana

 

COMMON NAME:
Rocky-shoals Spiderlily, Catawba Spiderlily, Carolina Spiderlily, Cahaba Lily


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image of Hymenocallis coronaria

Judy Gordon    jegmvchymencoron_brd2

May    Lincoln County    GA

Broad River Shoals, Lake Thurmond

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm080517_022

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm080517_032

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Stamens united into a wide flaring corona-like tube, filaments extended, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm080517_040

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm080517_045

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm080517_062

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm090522_012

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Petals & sepals [tepals] linear, spreading at nearly right angles to the tube, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm090522_017

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

Leaves basal, linear, strap-like, surrounded at base by tubular sheaths, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm160515_655

May    McCormick County    SC

Parks Mill

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

Keith Bradley    kab_h_coronaria_0768

May    Richland County    SC

Three Rivers Greenway

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_h_coronaria

May        

Stamens and corolla unite at base to form a cup-like structure (corona), per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

Judy Gordon    jeg_09782

June    McCormick County    SC

Staminal cup [corona] more than 4.5cm long, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm0406b_24

June    Chester County    SC

Landsford Canal State Park

The taxonomy of Hymenocallis is controversial, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Hymenocallis coronaria

JK Marlow    jkm0406c_16

June    Chester County    SC

Landsford Canal State Park