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Plant Details

Triosteum aurantiacum

Feverwort, Horse Gentian

Scientific Name:

Triosteum aurantiacum

Common Name:

Feverwort, Horse Gentian

Plant Family

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Size in Feet:

5

Light:

Sun - Part -sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

woodlands and forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks;

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

State Status:

W - Watch List (*)

New Spring Leaves

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Martha Baskin '08
Note the old stems

Blooms

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Martha Baskin '08

Sepals

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Tom Harville

Plants in the Fall

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Martha Baskin '08

Seed Pods

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Martha Baskin '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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