Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

                       

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camera icon Common Name: Garden Asparagus, Sparrowgrass
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asparagus officinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Asparagus officinalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asparagus officinalis 041-01-001

 

Look for it to have escaped to fencerows, roadsides, disturbed areas

Commonly cultivated and escaped

Non-native: Eurasia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Sprenger’s Asparagus-fern, Emerald-fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asparagus aethiopicus
(?) PLANTS National Database: Asparagus aethiopicus

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, seeding down especially around plantings

Rare

Non-native: southern Africa

 


drawing of Smilax pseudochina, Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine need picture of leaf or frond of Smilax pseudochina, Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine need picture of flower of Smilax pseudochina, Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Smilax pseudochina, Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine need picture of fruit of Smilax pseudochina, Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine
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speaker icon Common Name: Coastal Carrionflower, Bamboo-vine
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pseudochina
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pseudochina
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax tamnifolia 041-02-001

 

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, edges of pine savannas

Uncommon (rare in GA), endemic to the Atlantic Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Midwestern Carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax lasioneura
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax lasioneura

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests, hammocks, bluff forests, pine-oak hickory submesic forests, perhaps only or primarily over mafic rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Carrionflower, Smooth Carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax herbacea
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax herbacea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax herbacea var. herbacea 041-02-002a

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain, rare in NC-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Downy Carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pulverulenta
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pulverulenta
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax herbacea var. pulverulenta 041-02-002b

 

Look for it in moist deciduous to dry forests, esp over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in GA)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Biltmore Carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Smilax biltmoreana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax biltmoreana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax ecirrhata var. biltmoreana 041-02-003a

 

Look for it in dry forests (such as dry pine ridges and chestnut oak forests) and moist forests

Rare (an endemic), primarily in Blue Ridge Escarpment region

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Huger's Carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax hugeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax hugeri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax ecirrhata var. hugeri 041-02-003b

 

Look for it in moist deciduous forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: upright carrionflower
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Smilax ecirrata
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Smilax ecirrhata

 

Look for it in forests

Native north and west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Greenbrier, Common Catbrier, Bullbrier, Horsebrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax rotundifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax rotundifolia 041-02-004

 

Look for it in dry-mesic to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, swamps, pond margins, bluffs, flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides.

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Stretchberry, Fringed Greenbrier, Catbrier, Tramp's Trouble
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides (of various habitats, including wetlands)

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Maritime Catbrier, Maritime Saw Greenbrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax bona-nox var. littoralis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Smilax bona-nox
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax bona-nox 041-02-005?

 

Look for it on dunes, in maritime thickets, maritime forests (dry maritime habitats)

Uncommon in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bristly Greenbrier, Hellfetter, Chinaroot
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax hispida
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Smilax tamnoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax hispida 041-02-006

 

Look for it in bottomland, riparian, and mesic upland forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Whiteleaf Greenbrier, Wild Sarsaparilla, Sawbrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax glauca
(?) PLANTS National Database: Smilax glauca
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax glauca 041-02-007

 

Look for it in dry to mesic forests and woodlands, bottomland and riparian forests, bluffs, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, prairies, old fields, fencerows, pastures, roadsides; uncommon in wetlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Coral Greenbrier, Red-berried Swamp Smilax
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax walteri
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax walteri 041-02-008

 

Look for it in swamp forests, bogs, woodland seeps, often where submersed for at least part of the year

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dune Greenbrier
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax auriculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax auriculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax auriculata 041-02-009

 

Look for it on dunes on barrier islands, in dry sandy openings in maritime forests or sandhills near the coast

Common in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bamboo-vine, Blaspheme-vine, Wild Bamboo, Laurel-leaf Greenbriar
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax laurifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax laurifolia 041-02-010

 

Look for it in pocosins, swamp forests, wooded seeps and bogs, swamps, and other wetlands, often with groundwater influence

Common in Coastal Plain (rare Piedmont & Mtns), primarily endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Jackson-brier, Unarmed Catbrier, Sweet-scented Smilax
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax smallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax smallii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax smallii 041-02-011

 

Look for it in bottomland and riparian forests, upland forests, hardwood flatwoods, pine flatwoods, wooded seeps, stream banks, roadsides

Uncommon (rare in Carolina Mountains, common GA Coastal Plain))

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Dwarf Smilax, Sarsaparilla-vine
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Smilax pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Smilax pumila
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilax pumila 041-02-012

 

Look for it in mesic to dryish hammocks and bluffs, sandy forests along streams; northward primarily in maritime-influenced mainland forests

Common in Coastal Plain (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ocmulgee Trillium, Oaky Woods Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium delicatum

 

Look for it in rich, mesic, deciduous forests

Rare

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Decumbent Trillium, Trailing Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium decumbens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium decumbens

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon in GA, an endemic (should be sought in extreme sw. NC)

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Relict Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium reliquum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium reliquum

 

Look for it in rich forests on bluffs and ravine slopes

Rare, an endemic

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Little Sweet Betsy, Purple Toadshade
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cuneatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. cuneatum 041-03-001a

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove forests, moist slopes, & bottomlands, usually over mafic or calcareous rocks

Common to uncommon, locally abundant (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Chattahoochee Trillium, Deceptive Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium decipiens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium decipiens

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon in GA, rare in SC (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Sessile Trillium, Sessile Toadshade, Toad Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium sessile
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium sessile

 

Look for it in rich forests, in NC limited to very rich soils of natural levees and lower slopes along the Roanoke River

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Underwood's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium underwoodii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium underwoodii

 

Look for it in moist forests

Uncommon

Native to Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Trillium, Yellow Toadshade, Lemon-scented Trillium, Wax Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium luteum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium luteum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cuneatum var. luteum 041-03-001b

 

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies

Locally abundant in the vicinity of the Great Smokies, uncommon to rare elsewhere. Nearly endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mottled Trillium, Spotted Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium maculatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium maculatum
INCLUDED WITHIN (MISAPPLIED) Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium viride 041-03-002

 

Look for it in rich forests and floodplains, over calcareous materials such as coquina limestone ("marl") or on shell middens

Uncommon in Coastal Plain, rare in Piedmont (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Lookout Mountain Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium species 3

 

Look for it in rich forests

Rare, endemic to the Lookout Mountain region of nw. GA, se. TN & ne. AL

Native to Georgia

 


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Common Name: Louisiana Trillium, Louisiana Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium ludovicianum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium ludovicianum

 

Look for it in floodplains, streambanks, ravine forests

Native: west of Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Pale Yellow Trillium, Faded Trillium, Small Yellow Toadshade, Savannah River Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium discolor
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium discolor 041-03-003

 

Look for it in rich cove and bluff forests, restricted to the Savannah River drainage

Uncommon in SC, rare elsewhere (an endemic)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Twisted Trillium, Helicopter Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium stamineum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium stamineum

 

Look for it in floodplains, on slopes, especially over limestone

Native: west of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lanceleaf Trillium, Narrowleaf Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium lancifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium lancifolium
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium lanceolatum 041-03-004

 

Look for it in rich forests over marble, limestone, and other calcareous substrates, floodplain forests

Rare

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wateree River Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium oostingii

 

Look for it in rich bottomland forests

Rare, endemic to SC's Kershaw-Richland counties along Wateree River, apparently

Native to South Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Prairie Trillium, Prairie Wake-robin, Recurved Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium recurvatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium recurvatum

 

Look for it in rich soils of cove over calcareous rock

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Northern Nodding Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium cernuum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium cernuum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cernuum 041-03-005?

 

Look for it im moist rich woods, seepage edges, damp forests with Fraxinus nigra and Ulmus americana, on mafic or calcareous substrates

Rare

Native: north of the Carolinas

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Nodding Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium rugelii
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium rugelii
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium cernuum 041-03-005?

 

Look for it in rich woodlands and forests over mafic or calcareous rocks

Uncommon (rare in NC Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Red Trillium, Purple Trillium, Stinking Willie, Stinking Benjamin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium erectum var. erectum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Trillium erectum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a

 

Look for it on wooded slopes, usually at middle to high elevations

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: White-flowered Red Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium erectum var. album
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Trillium erectum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a?

 

Look for it on wooded slopes, usually at low elevations

Rare overall, but common in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Red Trillium, Barksdale's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium sulcatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium sulcatum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. erectum 041-03-006a?

 

Look for it in coves and on moist slopes

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Vasey's Trillium, Sweet Trillium, Sweet Beth
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium vaseyi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium vaseyi
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b

 

Look for it in cove forests, other rich forests

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain), endemic to Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Amicalola Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Trillium species 2

 

Look for it in rich forests

Rare (an endemic)

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bent Trillium, Bent White Trillium, Bentstalk Trillium, Drooping Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium flexipes
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium flexipes
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b?

 

Look for it in moist coves over mafic or calcareous rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweet White Trillium, Confusing Trillium, Jeweled Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium simile
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium simile
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium erectum var. vaseyi 041-03-006b?

 

Look for it in very rich soils of slopes and coves over mafic or calcareous rocks, often also in or near seepage

Rare, endemic to the Southern Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Catesby's Trillium, Rosy Wake-robin, Bashful Trillium, Rose Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium catesbyi
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium catesbaei
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium catesbaei 041-03-007

 

Look for it in bottomland forests, mesic slopes, cove forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains, rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Large-flowered Trillium, Great White Trillium, White Wake-robin, Showy Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium grandiflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium grandiflorum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium grandiflorum 041-03-008

 

Look for it in rich coves and mesic slopes, also less typically on ridges over "rich" rock types

Common (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Persistent Trillium, Edna's Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium persistens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium persistens

 

Look for it in acidic forests with hemlocks and heaths

Rare, endemic to a portion of Tallulah-Tugaloo river system in nw. SC & ne. GA

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Carolina Least Trillium, Virginia Dwarf Trillium, Aiken Least Trillium
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillium pusillum +
PLANTS National Database: Trillium pusillum +
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium pusillum 041-03-009

 

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Painted Trillium, Striped Wake-robin
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Trillidium undulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Trillium undulatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Trillium undulatum 041-03-010

 

Look for it in acidic soils of ridges, slopes, and bog margins, mostly at high elevations and often associated with Rhododendron, Tsuga, Pinus, or Picea

Common in Mountains (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Indian Cucumber-root
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Medeola virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Medeola virginiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Medeola virginiana 041-04-001

 

Look for it in moist forests, usually with acidic soils

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bluebead-lily, Clinton's Lily, Yellow Clintonia, Yellow Bead Lily
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clintonia borealis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia borealis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia borealis 041-05-001

 

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests, less commonly in red oak forests

Common (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Speckled Wood-lily, White Clintonia
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Clintonia umbellulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Clintonia umbellulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Clintonia umbellulata 041-05-002

 

Look for it in red oak & other oak forests, mesic to dry ridges & slopes, less commonly in northern hardwood forests, generally at lower elevations than C. borealis, though the two species can co-occur

Common (uncommon in GA-SC), endemic to the Appalachians

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: False Solomon's Seal, Eastern Solomon's Plume, May-plume
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Maianthemum racemosum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Smilacina racemosa 041-06-001

 

Look for it in forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Starry Solomon's Seal, Starry Solomon's Plume, Starflower
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Maianthemum stellatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum stellatum

 

Rare

Native north of the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Canada Mayflower, False Lily-of-the-valley, Wild Lily-of-the-valley
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Maianthemum canadense
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Maianthemum canadense
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Maianthemum canadense 041-07-001

 

Look for it in moist forests, esp at high elevations

Common

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Prosartes lanuginosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prosartes lanuginosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Disporum lanuginosum 041-08-001

 

Look for it in deciduous forests, esp coves

Common (primarily in the Appalachians)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Nodding Mandarin, Spotted Mandarin
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Prosartes maculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Prosartes maculata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Disporum maculatum 041-08-002

 

Look for it in nutrient-rich deciduous forests, esp cove forests

Rare, its distribution fragmented

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Rosy Twisted-stalk, Eastern Rose Mandarin, Eastern Twisted-stalk
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Streptopus lanceolatus var. lanceolatus
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus roseus 041-09-001

 

Look for it in moist forests at high elevations, especially spruce-fir and northern hardwoods forests

Uncommon (rare in GA)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Clasping Twisted-stalk, White Mandarin, Pagoda-bells
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Streptopus amplexifolius var. amplexifolius
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Streptopus amplexifolius 041-09-002

 

Look for it in moist forests and seepages at high elevations

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Solomon's Seal, Downy Solomon’s Seal
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Polygonatum pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polygonatum pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polygonatum pubescens 041-10-001

 

Look for it in moist forests, especially cove forests, but also in montane oak forests

Common in Mountains

Native to Georgia, North Carolina, & possibly South Carolina

 


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