Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2706

Forb
Perennial
Polygamous

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

Rare, primarily Ozarkian but extending eastward in scattered populations

Look for it in circumneutral soil of woodlands over mafic rocks (such as amphibolite) or other calcareous substrates, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & low alternate, plant almost scapose

FLOWER:
Summer
Maroon
Bisexual or staminate
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals
6 stamens
Inflorescence a panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veratrum woodii   FAMILY Melanthiaceae

(?) SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veratrum woodii   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Melanthium woodii

 

COMMON NAME:
Ozark Bunchflower, Wood's False-hellebore


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image of Veratrum woodii

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vewo3_001_lvd

        

image of Veratrum woodii

JK Marlow    jkm100314_066

March    Decatur County    GA

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmwoodii_wad1

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Tepals not clawed, margins entire; glands dark purple to nearly black, per Flora of North America.

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmwoodii_wad2

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmwoodii_wad5

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Filaments adnate to tepal bases, dilated basally, per Flora of North America.

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmwoodii_wad6

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmwoodii_wad7

July    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Veratrum woodii

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmm_woodii

Month Unknown        

Leaf blades elliptic to oblanceolate, apex acute, per Flora of North America.