Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , less commonly in red oak forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellow/ Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 caducous tepals
Superior ovary
Flowers in a short terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Blue
Berry

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clintonia borealis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clintonia borealis   FAMILY Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 041-05-001:
Clintonia borealis   FAMILY Liliaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bluebead-lily, Clinton's Lily, Yellow Clintonia, Yellow Bead Lily


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_clbo3_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_clbo3_006_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_borealis_8233

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Will Stuart    wil_6037903909_c6bf79f3ea

May    Avery County    NC

Underground runners allow a single plant to comprise multiple rosettes, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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Will Stuart    wil_6037904521_82d6567813

May    Avery County    NC

A short terminal raceme of 3-8 nodding, greenish-yellow flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Tim Spira    tps_cborealis5

June        

2-5 dark green, glossy, basal leaves, the margins fringed with a few hairs, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Will Stuart    wil_6038453806_d8391ed95e

August    Avery County    NC

Fruit a bright blue ovoid berry, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.