Goldcrest
Lophiola americana, Syn: Aurea
Haemodoraceae (Redroot) Family

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial from a rhizome. Preferred habitat is bogs, ditches, pinelands and savannas. Distribution is coastal in the Escambia region.

Leaves are mostly basal; linear with over-lapping bases and have no teeth and no lobes. Stem leaves are clasping, becoming reduced upward.

Flowers are at the end of a stem; bisexual; symmetrical in form; hairy; three sepals and three petals (sometimes difficult to distinguish the sepals and petals). Flowers are bright yellow and have six stamens. Flowers occur in late spring and early summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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