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Plant Details

Stenanthium gramineum

Featherbells

Scientific Name:

Stenanthium gramineum

Common Name:

Featherbells

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Size in Feet:

3

Light:

Part-sun

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

July - August

Bloom Area:

Mountains, scattered in Piedmont & Coast

Habitat Description:

Moist to dry forests and woodlands, grassy balds, serpentine barrens, wet meadows and acidic fens, to at least 1700 m in elevation. Uncommon throughout NC.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Weakley (2015) does not divide this species into varieties. The NC Natural Heritage Program, however, lists Stenanthium gramineum var. robustum as Threatened in NC, NC Rank S1, Global Rank G4G5T3.

Plant

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Marta Baskin

Bloom Spike

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Marta Baskin

Blooms

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Marta Baskin
Topton, NC

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

eFloras Plants
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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