Carolina Redroot
Lachnanthes caroliniana (Lamarck) Dandy
Haemodoraceae (Redroot) Family

 

Plant is an upright, hairy perennial with a rhizome from which new growth emerges. Preferred habitat is bogs, ditches, pine woods and savannas. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

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

Flowers are at the end of the stem; bisexual in nature; symmetrical in form; downy with three sepals and three petals that are similar; three stamens. Color is yellow to brown. Flowers occur in lat spring and early summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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