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Prosartes lanuginosa [= Disporum lanuginosum]

Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells

Scientific Name:

Prosartes lanuginosa [= Disporum lanuginosum]

Genus:

Prosartes

Species Epithet:

lanuginosa

Common Name:

Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

“Deciduous forests, especially coves” (Weakley 2015). Common in NC Mountains.
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Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

In bloom

Yellow Mandarin is common in mountains coves and moist woods.

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Paynter, early May 2011, Ashe Co

A close-up of the flowers

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Leaves and berries

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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