OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Orontium aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 032-02-001:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Orontium aquaticum

 

COMMON NAME:
Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches


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image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_oraq_001_lvd

        

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

Keith Bradley    kab_o_aquaticum_4324

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

Keith Bradley    kab_o_aquaticum_4332

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm060521_125

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Fresh leaves are unwettable, silvery glistening if forced under water, per Weakley's Flora (2012).


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image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm060521_131

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

An erect, conspicuous, golden-yellow clublike spadix (fleshy flower stalk), per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7851

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm220517_7855

May    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Fruits partially embedded in spadix, green to blue-green, per Flora of North America.

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

Frank Holleman    fsh_4091

October    Greenville County    SC

Leaves in a crowded cluster, oval to elliptical, with parallel veins, per Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast.

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm211116_5060

November    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Orontium aquaticum, Golden Club, Never-wet, Bog Torches

JK Marlow    jkm211116_5062

November    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Leaves short-tapered to thick stalks 4-12" long, per Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Orontium aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 032-02-001:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Orontium aquaticum

 

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992

Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Habitat: Generally in peaty and stagnant water (acidic to calcareous), such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in the Piedmont, bogs and swamps in the mountains, tidal freshwater marshes, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal cluster

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical

Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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