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Orontium aquaticum

Golden-club, Bog Torch, Bog Torches, Never-wet

Scientific Name:

Orontium aquaticum

Genus:

Orontium

Species Epithet:

aquaticum

Common Name:

Golden-club, Bog Torch, Bog Torches, Never-wet

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Araceae (Arum Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Wet, Aquatic

Bloom Time:

March, April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Generally in peaty and stagnant water (acidic to calcareous), such as beaver ponds, blackwater streams, swamps, pools in low pocosins, streambeds in the Piedmont, bogs and swamps in the mountains, tidal freshwater marshes. In NC, common in the Sandhills and much of the remainder of the southern and southwestern Coastal Plain. Fairly common, at least locally, in the southeastern Piedmont. It is uncommon and local over the remainder of the Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Not Assigned

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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