Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


921

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, usually with acidic soils, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Whorled

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 caducous tepals
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Black/Bluish-black
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Medeola virginiana   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Medeola virginiana   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-04-001:
Medeola virginiana   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Medeola virginiana

 

COMMON NAME:
Indian Cucumber-root