Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Emergent aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it generally in peaty & stagnant water, such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in Piedmont, bogs & swamps in the mountains, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade Aquatic ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal cluster

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
Inflorescence a spadix

FRUIT:
Spring

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 032-02-001:
Orontium aquaticum   FAMILY Araceae

 

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


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

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_o_aquaticum_4324

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_o_aquaticum_4332

April    Lexington County    SC

Congaree Creek Heritage Preserve

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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.


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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.