OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY Alliaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-34-001:
Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Starflower, Spring Star, Star of Bethlehem


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JK Marlow    jkm200228_2869

February    Williamsburg County    SC

Perianth rotate to salverform, tube 8-13mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm200228_2873

February    Williamsburg County    SC

Scape terminated by a 2-lobed or parted membraneous spathe & a solitary flower, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


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JK Marlow    jkm0403q_04

March    Greenville County    SC

Has an onion-like odor when crushed. Petal midrib usually darker than petal, per Weeds of Southern Turfgrasses.

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_uniflorum_4257

March    Richland County    SC

Leaves linear, 7-15cm long, 3-5mm wide, spreading. Scape erect, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_uniflorum_5389

March    Richland County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 041-34-001:
Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

749

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America

Rare, commonly cultivated and escaping

Habitat: Commonly cultivated, escaping to lawns, suburban woodlands, bottomlands, disturbed places, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring
Blue/White/Lavender
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary on leafless stalks

FRUIT:
Spring

 

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