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Narthecium americanum Ker Gawl.

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Del., Md., N.J., N.C., S.C.

Morphology

    Comments
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    Narthecium americanum is listed as rare or endangered in North Carolina (J. L. Amoroso 1997), South Carolina (D. A. Rayner et al. 1979), and New Jersey (D. B. Snyder and V. E. Vivian 1981), and it has been extirpated from Delaware (A. O. Tucker et al. 1979).
    Description
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    Stems 2.5–4.5 dm. Leaf blade 1–2 dm × 0.7–2.5 mm. Racemes compact, 3–6 cm. Tepals 4–7 × 0.5–1.5 mm; stamens 2–3.5 mm; anthers yellow; pedicel 4–5 mm. Capsules 10–14 mm including beaks. Seeds 1–1.5 mm, 7–8 mm including bristle-tails.

Diagnostic Description

    Synonym
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    Abama americana (Ker Gawler) Morong; A. montana Small; Narthecium ossifragum (Linnaeus) Hudson var. americanum (Ker Gawler) A. Gray

Habitat

    Habitat
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    Boggy pine-barrens, pocosins, and wet savannas; of conservation concern; 0--50m.

Cyclicity

    Flowering/Fruiting
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    Flowering mid--late summer.