Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon in GA-SC, rare in NC

Look for it on granite flatrocks, diabase glades, limestone and dolomite barrens and glades, xeric woodlands over mafic or calcareous rocks, sandhill woodlands, dry roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Greenish/ Purplish
Bisexual
6-merous
6 tepals, perianth funnelform
6 stamens
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Agave virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Manfreda virginica   FAMILY Agavaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 044-08-001:
Agave virginica   FAMILY Amaryllidaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Manfreda tigrina

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Manfreda virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master


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image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_mavi5_001_lvd

        

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

JK Marlow    jkm180506_1988

May    Crawford County    GA

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home1

June    Anderson County    SC

Each rosette produces a single, stiffly erect 4-6' flowering stalk, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home2

June    Anderson County    SC

Up to 30 fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers are borne on short stalks, per Atlantic Coastal Plain Wildflowers.

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_home2b

June    Anderson County    SC

Stamens attached to perianth tube at point of expansion, anthers yellow, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

JK Marlow    jkm071021_021

October    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Don't try to treat burns with this "aloe"! Plant juices can irritate, per All About South Carolina Wildflowers.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE grass-like leaves of woodland or meadow flowering herbs

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_basalbuzro

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve

image of Agave virginica, Eastern Agave, Eastern False Aloe, Rattlesnake-master

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmmvirginica_buzroost

Month Unknown    Oconee County    SC

Buzzard Roost Heritage Preserve