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Plant Details

Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum

Feverwort, Early Horse-gentian

Scientific Name:

Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum

Common Name:

Feverwort, Early Horse-gentian

Plant Family

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Type:

Herb/Wildflower

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Size in Feet:

5

Light:

Sun - Part -sun

Soil Moisture:

Sub-mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

May - June

Bloom Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Woodlands and forests in circumneutral soils, particularly those over mafic or calcareous rocks. Rare in NC Mountains and Piedmont.

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure, G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*)

State Status:

W7: Watch List: Poorly Known in NC (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Notes:

Ranked as G5T5 in NC Natural Heritage Program.

New Spring Leaves

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Martha Baskin '08
Note the old stems

Blooms

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Martha Baskin '08

Sepals

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Tom Harville

Plants in the Fall

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Martha Baskin '08

Seed Pods

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Martha Baskin '08

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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