Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


749

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: South America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, commonly cultivated and escaping

Look for it in 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

FRUIT:
Spring

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY Alliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tristagma uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-34-001:
Ipheion uniflorum   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

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


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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.