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

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Xerophyllaceae, Beargrass family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Turkeybeard, Beargrass, Mountain-asphodel

Weakley's Flora: (4/14/23) Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY: Xerophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Xerophyllum asphodeloides   FAMILY: Liliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Xerophyllum asphodeloides 041-15-001   FAMILY: Liliaceae


Habitat: Dry ridges and slopes in the mountains, primarily in dry, strongly acidic sites which burn periodically, such as pine/heath woodlands and forests, heath balds, and xeric oak forests, most of the populations in the Blue Ridge Escarpment, often associated with Pinus rigida or P. pungens, disjunct to similar sites on quartzite monadnocks of the upper Piedmont, in the Coastal Plain in acidic pinelands, and rarely in montane bogs

Uncommon in NC (rare in GA & SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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