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Lachnanthes caroliniana [= Lachnanthes tinctoria]

Redroot

Scientific Name:

Lachnanthes caroliniana [= Lachnanthes tinctoria]

Genus:

Lachnanthes

Species Epithet:

caroliniana

Common Name:

Redroot

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Haemodoraceae (Bloodwort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas, pocosin edges, shores of Coastal Plain depression ponds (and similar ponds in the mountains of Virginia), ditches, wet disturbed ground (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

Seed Head

image

Tom Harville
Lake Waccamaw, NC
Oct '08

Plant

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Tom Harville
Lake Waccamaw, NC
Oct '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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