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Stenanthium gramineum

Featherbells

Scientific Name:

Stenanthium gramineum

Genus:

Stenanthium

Species Epithet:

gramineum

Common Name:

Featherbells

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Liliaceae (Lily Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

July, August, September, October

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

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.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

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:

Suitable for home landscapes

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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